Hello! I have read this community a lot and want to thank you all for your help and general guidance. I am reaching out as I have finally reached my wits end and don't know what to do.
Background: 25 y/o female, I am diagnosed as mild hypothyroid a year ago after 5/6 years back and forth trying to solve severe fatigue. Right now I am taking Levothyroxine 50 micrograms. My test results are free T4 = 12.9 and TSH = 2.44. I am told this is within normal range but it means nothing to me. I asked to be tested for T3 and was refused. Diagnosed as low Vit D. Just started taking Vitamin D supplement 20k units.
Problem: I have an apt next week but I feel like I'm being dismissed by my doctor/s. I am still unwell. I tried to be more pushy last time about being tested for other things which is, actually, how I got diagnosed with low Vit D - which they were initially NOT going to test me for.
My main question is, how should I approach this? I've seen 3 different doctors in the same practice and felt treated the same by all. They treat the symptoms but not the cause. I get told (verbatim) "you seem fine". Each apt is no longer than 5 mins and I'm ushered out. How can I see an endo? Do I have a right to? Will it even be worthwhile...? I am naturally a shy person and lacking assertiveness and this situation is upsetting me.
Background on symptoms, incase it's useful: Extreme fatigue. Recently, painful joint problems (as I type this, I'm unable to use my index finger) affecting my ability to work (had to take a day off work because I couldn't use my hands). Got blue hands last week, dead hands in the night. I get bad brain fog, have trouble comprehending words and speaking. Terrible memory. Been extremely depressed at times. Whenever I eat I get extremely tired (also affecting my ability to work). Problems breathing at times, feels like I can't get enough air. Breathing through nose is impaired. Random dermatitis of various types, red rashes, dry skin etc. Cold all the time but issues with excessive sweating. That's just the main stuff but had various other minor things.
I've had no advice on what symptoms could be related to thyroid or what I should expect to live with.
Thank you so much for your help.