I can hardly string my thought together any more, so please forgive my possible wall of text coupled with lack of succinct-ness and failure to get to the point.
As I posted before (not sure if it's possible/how to link that thread within this post), I have - since 2010 - been trying to understand and get help from a Doctor (cannot say "my" as, at last count, I have seen more than seven different ones within the Practice), suspecting that I have a self-inflicted thyroid problem.
Of course, classed as Depressed/Anxious, I cannot possibly have any kind of physical problem.
I saw Dr P a couple of months ago and that, coupled with support on here, boosted my impetus a little. Enough that I headed back to the Surgery to request blood tests/help- again reported on here :o)
As far as Dr Barry's recommendations, I did purchase the Adrenal Support but felt quite afraid of taking it as it seemed to coincide with the pounding heartbeat (in the morning), so I stopped it. I do take everything else that he recommended but know that I am probably not going to improve any kind of adrenal problem without "medication".
After speaking to the GP that I saw (another new one) and effectively being brushed off again (as told before), I requesed he whole of my medical notes. This pompted a call from the Practice Manager, asking why I wanted them. After three weeks, I received a call that they were available for me to pick up - but after all that, I can't bring myself to. I know that it is a can of worms that I won't even be able to tackle - especially in my present state of mind. I have though, started a letter to the Practice Manager to "complain" (without using that actual word if I can help it), primarily about a previous occasion when a Dr who had said that he would test T3 levels, sent a receptionist out to tell me in front of a waiting room of people that No, he wouldn't get T3 tested and I should arrange to come and see another (female) GP about HRT :o( and also - sadly, now - about this most recent visit when the GP told me he would request Thyroid Function Test and it turns out that he didn't even request it all (let alone refused to let me have copies of the blood test results that were done....) - but I only know this because I sneakily requested print outs from reception staff when I took in my access to medical notes application. Seeing no thryroid tests, I called back to check and was told (by recep.) that No, not requested.
So this ^^ is why I don't know where to go - and to put it mildly, I am getting worse by the day - so much so that I cannot see a way forward.
As usual for me, this is probably more of a general whinge and wish for support than any grand expectation but I welcome any input that anoyone may care to take the trouble to offer.