I have had symptoms of an underactive thyroid for years now. However over the past 6-12 months it has been incredibly debilitating. I am very into my fitness so I am really struggling with this. Over the years I have have been told that I am just 'depressed' or that I have IBS or that's my symptoms are as a result of having poly cystic ovaries. Despite never having a problem with a period in my life. The newest symptoms are my eyebrows have fallen off, my tongue looks like a scallop, my nails and skin are terrible, I feel utterly exhausted all day. I could go on. My doctor just tells me that I could just be 'unlucky' and refused to refer me to an endocrinologist insisting that I was absolutely fine. She agreed to take bloods when I came in armed with pages of information from this website as well as 2 A4 pages full of my symptoms (which she refused to log a single one) i had loads of blood taken and was then called in for a repeat of my thyroid anti bodies and apparently they came back as satisfactory. The flabotomist told me they must have flagged something to take more blood off me considering she had taken so much off me the week before. The doctor told me unless she was concerned about my blood levels then she would not refer me to an endocrinologist. After hearing that my bloods came back as ok (the receptionist told me) I cried and cried as I feel like a 90 year old and I'm only 27. Yet this morning a letter arrives saying I have now been referred to an endocrinologist!!!!!! After all that palava! Does this mean she sees an abnormality somewhere?