Sorry, this is a whinge and I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but why are GPs seemingly so opposed to the idea that a problem may be thyroid-related, often to what feels like a bloody-minded degree? As if they're somehow invested in it being anything but thyroid?
I had a phone consultation with a doctor at my practice, following a number of tests. (I'll post them when I get the printout I've requested.) He was concerned by various things, notably my weight, and went through a whole list of ways we could possibly tackle it – from the usual suggestions about diet and exercise (made, as ever, in a way that implied these would be news to me) to the possibility of bariatric surgery. But when I pointed out that my TSH had risen pretty much by 1 point (from about 3.7 to 4.63), bringing it pretty close to 5 – the high end of the reference range – he got really insistent that it wasn't a problem. And, yes, when I mentioned having numerous hypo symptoms, he just kept on telling me that it was "normal". No acknowledgement that it's at least approaching the borderline, just "normal". (I suppose there's some relief that it's 5 – I was bracing myself to be told that the high end was 10.)
And this is a doctor who, in my opinion, is one of the better listeners in the practice.