I've been to see an NHS endocrinologist this afternoon and what a waste of time that was. I was referred because my GP thought my thyroid levels were ok (I'd agree with that) but I'm still suffering with all the symptoms so she suspects something else might be going on. I feel like the endo was totally dismissive. My TSH was 5.5, which my GP said was borderline, when I was first diagnosed but the endo says she obviously treated me based on my symptoms rather than the test results and she doubts I was ever hypo. My symptoms has got considerably worse over the last few months, I'm more fatigued than I've ever been and I'm putting on weight. I've had a really stressful year culminating in my mum passing away 3 weeks ago and I suspect it's all contributed. I think I could be suffering from adrenal fatigue, I have lots of the symptoms I've read about, but despite me suggesting this to the endo she asked me nothing about the amount of stress I've been under. She sent me for a thyroid and vitamin D blood test this afternoon, so that probably won't be particularly reliable, especially as I'd taken my thyroxine this morning as usual, and is going to test for Addisons even though she doesn't believe I've got it (and neither do I). She kept talking about the menopause, which I haven't been tested for yet (I'm 49) and just didn't seem to want to believe it could be anything else. I feel more frustrated than ever now. I'm considering getting a saliva test done privately but is there any point? I'm not sure my GP or the endo will even acknowledge that adrenal fatigue exists. Any advice please?
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