Sorry all - I don't know the trick to insert my previous thread (in case it's worthwhile for anyone to read....).
Back in November I saw a Consultant (specialising in endocrinology and diabetes) who did a fair number of tests (but of course not including T3 - which I had done privately in February) and wrote a letter to the GP with the results (no f/up at all from the GP by the way...) effectively blaming everything on my poor psychological* state.
These are the most relevant test results -
63 ug/L [10 -204]
131 g/L [115 -160]
(Low in range MCV and MCH -----anemia??)
1.97 mU/L [0.35 - 4.94] - This is down (how?) from >3 earlier in the year
Free T4 -
13.2 pmol/L [9.0 - 19.0]
611 ng/L [187 - 883]
202 nmol/L [101 - 536]
Vit D -
71.1 nmol/L [>75]
12.3 ug/L [3/1 - 20.5]
(Things like lipids and glucose were not tested.)
The private T3 result (via Blue Horizon) was -
4.8 pmol/L [3.1 - 6.8]
I am really not sure why I'm going back. I fantasise that I might get asked if I am feeling any better (which I am not) and anything -- something -- else might be looked into because there CANNOT BE ANYTHING WRONG METABOLICALLY :o( But, based on my recent experiences (years' worth), I guess that I will spend this valuable appointment time justifying the referral, defending and explaining myself and trying NOT to mention internet research or any of my worsening physical symptoms (it's all in my head remember*) - especially if they could come under the "vanity" category.
Which brings me to the latest horrifying update regarding my hair; Which now hangs in limp, dry, mousey strands - the least breeze destroying the style I have spent hours and many products creating; and today, horror - I realised that my eyebrows (which I haven't plucked for years) are - um - fading away. (??) When I put my hand on my head, there is nothing there (well, there is - for now - but I can't feel it) - how did this happen??
I know that my eating "habits" (about one meal per week - psychological? physical? bit of both) are not helping. Rarely over 1000 calories per day otherwise I feel as though someone has applied a bean bag to my lower body.
So - this was just another of my rambling rants (truncated rather by my loss of the ability to type, it seems), although I would really welcome any kind of input or help from the lovelies of this forum.