I am very sad and at a loss now, with no idea what to do? I'd be very grateful for suggestions that will work. I feel as if I have just had a battle with my perfectly decent doctor, I felt like a bully and came away with nothing other than awareness of the flush on my GP's neck and face suggesting she was as upset as I am.
According to Greygoose, who knows a thing or to, my T3 result is too low (bottom of range) and ought to be higher than T4. GP today said not on their lab ranges and that even if it were below the normal range it would still be okay. GP will not trial T3 even though I remain as tired as ever after years on varying doses of Levothyroxine.
GP will not refer to an endocrinologist because my blood tests are "as they should be" and says that in her opinion I do not have any (uncorrected) thyroid issues "you do not present like someone hypothyroid" and the aches, pains, arthritis, etc etc are because I have ME or fibromyalgia. She has said I must pay privately if I want to see an endocrinologist or to have further tests.
I pointed out that although my bloods look right I have the typical "strawberries and cream" complexion of someone hypothyroid (as well as symptoms) but it's a brick wall, so long as TSH is within range my problems are not up for discussion.
She has said I can consult another doctor in the Practice, though she also said none of them prescribe T3 and was surprised when I said I had checked and the Practice is listed as prescribing it. I asked how I would find out which of the doctors it was and she said she didn't know, I would have to find out for myself. Does anyone know how?
What can I do now? Is the only answer to self-medicate with T3 and see what happens?
The trouble is when the message coming back from the GP like today is an unspoken "there's nothing wrong with you" I revert to thinking I am just lazy, bone idle my mother would have said, and I become afraid, really afraid that I'll just do myself harm because there s nothing wrong with me.
Thanks, all, for being 'here' with kindness and understanding, today I really need you and as always really appreciate you.