I'm a 20 year old female university student that's failing to get anywhere with the university clinic for my thyroid issues and need some advice of what to do please. I'm in Surrey.
I'm hypothyroid as I have Hashimotos. Prior to moving back to the UK, I lived overseas with my parents where my thyroid problem was first picked up two years ago. I was under an endocrinologist who put me on 100 mg Levothyroxine and 25 mgs Cytomel (T3 was none existent). I was feeling fine up to three months ago when I just crashed.. extreme exhaustion, highly stressed, depression, severe bloating, feeling of "heaviness" and weight gain (despite low carb, gluten free diet) and often out of breath or find it hard or painful to inhale. After being fobbed off three times by the nurse in the uni clinic, I finally got in to see the GP who agreed to test my blood and my results were as follows:
TSH <0.01 mIU/L (reference I was told was 0.3-3.0)
Serum free triiodothyronine 6.7 pmol/L
Serum free T4 14.2 pmol/L
The doctor rushed me through the results, muttering about TSH being low but nothing else. My Cytomel is about to run out shortly and she laughed when I asked if I could get Cytomel in the UK. Can I?? I walked out more confused than when I walked in. I'm so scared of failing my forthcoming exams because I just don't feel right. I have no idea how I go about asking to see a more understanding GP. How do I ask the uni clinic to refer me on to someone? I'd love to try NDT but do I need to go to a particular doctor for this?
(Oh I also have PCOS (progestorone almost zero) and I have gluten antibodies so can't eat gluten.
I eat healthily, no refined carbs or gluten substitutes, limited sugar and occasional dairy. Hardly eat processed foods.
I just want to feel well again. Life in your 20s is supposed to be fun and its anything but at the moment so any advice will be much appreciated.