These are my latest results TSH 2.33 (going down). TPO 424. free T4 14.2,
Gp refuses to do T4, TRAb. free t3, reverse T3. Had free T3 privately 3.5, TPO 507 (Oct 2014)
On my report I know my TPO is high!!, On the bottom of the report it says I should have T4, TPO and TRAb !!! Gp refuses to test this. Also should have Vit D , Cortisol and Vit B tested as well as Iron and other tests.
Gp does not realise that there are many thyroid symptoms. Only says can only see me for max of 2 symptoms and only wants to treat them as individual and not put in one box to equal hashimoto's.
Especially Depression,Anxiety. Insomnia, then tired and have to sleep during the day and falling a sleep during day and have no energy or get up and go. Don't have a good sex life as too tired or don't feel anything to why I should need it! Gum problems, goitre, nodules, clicky jaw, grind teeth when I bite causes Tinnitus also nodules growing . Painful neck, shoulders, arms, restricting head movement. AF, Glasses just been changed, sometimes with these can't see some small print. Glaucoma, double vision and painful pressure to my eyes (bp keeps going up to 154/ 58 normally under 120/ 60), Tingling fingers and toes, cold hands, cold feet and lower legs!, Memory problems, Dry skin, Eye lashes falling out, hair dry and falling out, Eyebrows shortening, Oedema fore arm, photo-phobia! Learning problems all my life, have problems understanding something said to me as can't always work out what they have just said an have to get them to repeat this sometimes several times making it very embarrassing. Achy legs/knees, Irregular heavy periods, Stomach pains (thought to be appendicitis) have put my self on a Gluten free diet 8 months ago as couldn't lose the weight I had put on after having my son 14 yrs ago, now lost 21 Ibs as feel better for this as felt bloated. Lower back pain near kidneys!, My spelling is getting worse as can't remember how to spell words as have a mental block, start doing things,then do something else say washing ,then can't remember what i was doing before this. always forgetting things, I have to write everything down and make sure I write it on a calender and daily note pad, having to keep it up to date, swallowing problems, choke and food can get stuck, Father has Hashimoto's as did/does his 4 sister/s. It takes me along time to explain things!
I have been put on antidepressants, tramadol for pain that does not always get rid of all the pain, Dr thinks I am a hypochondriac ,
I saw private Endo and he completely ignored the antibodies and said he couldn't diagnose hashimoto's from the results.
I have had ultra sounds done ok when done in March 2014, when done in July 2014 had grown and had multinodules the person who did the US said I need to have this removed saw ENT specialist said didn't and that I needed medication but my Gp would prescribe, how can they if not doing all the tets and want to treat me like a Hypothyroid patient as all their other patients,as don't do right tests! How do I stand in getting the right tests!!! The nodules have been growing for nearly 6 yrs,
Have had a Ct scan a week ago , Barum swallow 2 weeks ago and bloods done 4 weeks ago, Eye scan a week ago! Not got results for Barum swallow, Bloods or CT yet, not seeing Endo until JUNE, so what do I do as feeling fed up and frustrated.. I can trace symptoms back 48yrs ago as have symptoms all my life now 52!!! I haven't worked for 15 yrs after loosing job , tried to go back, but have trouble with interviews and now filling out forms! It takes me twice as long t learn something. I can;t remember something I would have to learn off by heart as not able to do this! Singing helps to remember songs etc.
I have totally hit a brick wall please can you help me!!!! I have n't lost it yet but soon will as I am having problems manoeuvring car have had 2 knocks one new yrs eve and another one 28th Feb.
I have now turned to prayer as now very desperate! Have to use pell check for many words as have mental block! Difficulty ringing up and making appointments as have to wait for Gp to ring back and then try and sort out over phone and refuse to see me face to face!!! To get meds repeated I just have to ring up no blood tests have been checked for this! and also eye problems are associated with Tramadol. Always told handwriting untidy so handwriting varies from neat to untidy slopping both ways and style different each time I write something down!
Please can you advise me what to do!!!
I can tell you Gp surgery and Dr's treating me if needed! This so they can be told addressed and asked to do write tests!