I thought I was getting somewhere with my endo a few months ago as she begrudgingly agreed to test vitamin D, B12, iron etc., as I was struggling with so many symptoms. I think it was more to placate me and prove that I was wrong about deficiencies but, hey ho, I was severely deficient in D and iron, and very low in range in everything else.
I was prescribed D3, and my level increased within 3 months and was "in range" (still low), so I am obviously "cured". I have been on prescribed iron for the last 3 months. The endo wanted me to supplement each of them individually so as to check which symptoms belonged to which deficiency - great in theory, but a nightmare when you feel so rubbish.
Having had no D3 for nearly 2 months, all the dreadful aching, twitching etc. has gradually come back with a vengeance (it had never gone completely anyway, but had lessened).
My GP will only do blood tests if the endo requests it, so I emailed the endo. She rang me, and was not happy at my request to re-test anything again, but agreed to test vitamin D as I feel so bad. I expressed my concern at my continuing problems (which I have done at every appointment), and wondered if absorption could be an issue if I still had low-in-range or deficient results.
Apparently, if I have an absorption issue, it is not associated with having Hashimoto's, and is something I need to re-address with my GP. She said that it is beyond her remit as an endocrinologist. I guess I should stop reading stuff on the internet, what do I know.
I am so fed-up with having to beg for anything. I know I need to take responsibility for my own health, but wish I could have just a teensy bit of support from doctors to ensure that I actually do it properly.