Hi If anyone can give me some advice I would be most grateful.i have been trawling the internet for help as my doctor doesn't seem to care. I got diagnosed with an underactive thyroid four years ago,since then I have become overweight ,depressed and lethargic.i feel like a blob just existing . I regularly some up the courage to go to the doctors with my symptoms praying that my results will come back abnormal so I can get a higher dose of levothyroxine (I am on 100mg).That happened once when I seen a locum doctor .I have never had my results or this condition explained to me .when I first got diagnosed the doctor just said to me at least you will get free prescription s for life!!
I am so fed up.my doctor thinks that as long as I am in the normal range (whatever that is ) that I am fine and just tells me I am depressed.I go away disheartened with more antidepressants .I have no energy and get exhausted easily i eat very healthy I doesn't reflect my bloated 3stone overweight body.I am only 37 yet my parents are more energetic than me.i am so desperate at the minute as my symptoms have worsened ,that I have bought some extra tablets off eBay so I can up my dosage before my next doc appointment in the hope they will make me feel better,then I can prove to my doctor I need a higher dosage.My sister had an over active thyroid and was monitored properly at hospital. Does anyone know if you can see a speciallist for an underactive on the NHS ?