Had blood tests done several weeks ago. TSH normal and T4 low--9(8-18). I've continued to feel sluggish and very tired so went to see a different GP yesterday. I told her I thought I might have secondary hypothyroidism. She said absolutely not, said it was a very unusual condition and no way was she going to prescribe thyroxine. She suggested I might have depression or alternatively I might have sleep apnea.. Gave me a questionnaire on my likelihood of falling asleep in different situations. Chronic fatigue syndrome was also mentioned.
I don't know what to do next. Can I try to self medicate and what would be best to try? Is it possible to buy anything reliable without a prescription? Or should I try to find a private endocrinologist----I live in north west with no large hospitals so would have to travel a long way. Some advice would be great. Thanks.