Why do most g.p.'s have such limited knowledge of thyroid issues, going by TSH levels rather than how the person actually FEELS? I find this somewhat bewildering, and have spent the best part of nearly 3 years, TRYING to get through to g.p's and Endo, that I have NEVER been this fat in my life, I don't enjoy being judged for being this fat, (obviously I eat too much, and exercise too little, SOUND FAMILIAR?) and I certainly don't like the expectation to just 'do as you're told' and continue to not only keep gaining weight, but the ever infuriating conversations that you may just as well have with a BRICK WALL..
My continued suffering is no joke, neither is it for all the other's out there who find themselves in similar positions..So why are we being effectively 'ignored'?
I can tell you all here and now, had I known then (when I had the radio-iodine) what I know now, I would not have gone ANYWHERE NEAR, because THIS is like a living HELL, made worse by no-one LISTENING or CARING enough to look beyond the beloved Levothyroxine and the damned TSH..
To sum up, this is MY OWN experience of being on a medication that is doing absolutely NOTHING to help me, and of being told repeatedly to cut down on food and exercise more..(The truth is, I barely eat anything, because I can't, and it's apparently not that serious if you find you can't go to the loo for ten days or more) despite being in an incredible amount of pain..
I am determined enough to NOT want to give up, and battle my through the ignorance and constant judgements, I'm just sick of being ill, and having nowhere to turn to..
Like I said earlier, this is MY OWN experience, and I hope not too many of you will be able to 'relate' but it is at least comforting to know that if you are having a tough time, then at least you know you're not alone..