I had a phone appointment yesterday with one of the gp's from my surgery, not spoken to her before, I asked for my blood results I had done 15th January she said my TSH was 2.59 and was bang in the middle where they like it to be. I asked if there was any other tests that could be done on checking whether I was under active as all the symptoms i have points towards being under active she said no. I mentioned my weight gain and fluid retention, she is putting it down to me taking mirtazapine and pregabalin and my maturing years!!!!! her words not mine . I expected better from a female doctor. she said you can put on a few pounds when you go through menopause, I explained Ive put on nearly 1 stone since Dec 2015 and in total almost 2 stone over the last year, again medication was to blame. I told her I stopped taking pregabalin 2 weeks ago as I had read this can cause weight gain and that i wasnt really feeling any benefit from it, Ive been on 75mg x2 a day since August and before that i was on Gabapentin that also didnt give much relief from pain. I now have an appointment on Monday 8th feb to have a heart trace done.
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