Hi I posted last week in slight despair about possible hypothyroid. I have had a really bad few days with being so exhausted I couldn't get out of bed this morning and had to miss work - I have felt 'heavy' all over and achey and nauseous. I have been back to the dr twice - on Monday they begrudgingly gave me my blood results for the last 6 months, but still dismissed thyroid problems (TSH 4.2 measured in April). He gave me the number for counselling, and said it's probably the menopause. I fail to understand how couselling can help my physical symptoms.
Today i went back as I felt so awful and saw another Dr who was more sympathetic, but said at least 6 times that my thyroid is normal. He pressed me again to try anti-depressants, despite me telling him that I WANT to do things, but I can't because I'm too tired. I'm wiped out this week because I didn't rest at the weekend - it's the only way I can manage my part time job and family. He gave me a leaflet about ME/chronic fatigue.
So my results show normal antibodies - TPA level 20 (0-60) which is good.
TSH 4.2 (0.2 - 5.5)
Red Blood count 3.93
No B12/FT3/FT4/vit D/folate/ferritin.
Today I have been told only consultants can request FT3/4 tests and I will not be referred until my TSH goes above the threshold. They are not testing TSH again till August (at which point I broke down, as I can't face carrying on like this not knowing what is wrong with me). Next week I will be tested for B12 and ferritin and hormones for pre-menopause.
Are there any supplements I can take to support my thyroid in the meantime - I feel a little better after 4 hours sleep today, but am struggling to know how I'm going to cope with another 3 weeks till the end of term. I feel like I'm going mad as I can't think straight and am now beginning to wonder if I am losing my mind.
I know there is a private route, but it will take a little time for me to save up the money required.