I'm posting again as I feel so cross,, I posted few days ago about my sister who is suffering with low thyroid low ferritin symptoms ,, heart irregularities ,extreme tiredness ,cold ....and she has been trying to raise ferritin levels for 6 months as at bottom of range ... Went to the Dr and asked that her Free t4 T3 could be tested this time , she has never had it done in last 10 years or more Dr said tests not necessary only TSH and that NHS won't fund them he told her her symptoms were probably anxiety and she should have cognitive behaviour therapy !!!!! she has been treated if you can call it that for the last 20 plus years with Throxine . Why ?? . I am so amazed that they are still trying to convince us that we are mad ..... the Dr said as she was leaving that yes he would look at some of the info of of this site and he would try and talk round the biologist but he was not an amenable chap and if TSH within range (I presume up to 10!!) that would not refer to Endo as he tried with some other poor soul.....I am at a loss Drs are just puppets .. I'm sure you have heard all this before but was amazed !!! she will of course have private tests and look for a sympathetic knowledgable GP in. The Swindon area ,,,would be grateful for info if anyone knows of One ...Thanks again sorry for rant ...Val
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