Firstly, thank you so much for everyone sharing their thyroid stories and for the amazing feedback & support given by the community. You have all provided much needed reassurance and confidence, especially when facing GPs.
I've been struggling with hypothyroid symptoms for what I believe has been around the past 3 years, perhaps even longer, with them getting increasingly worse over the past 12 months, over which time I've had various blood tests.
I've discussed the results of tests ordered by my GP with them while I've been living in Leeds, with one referring me to the endocrinologist who refused to see me, and the other first suggesting I may be suffering from subclinical hypothyroidism.
After seeing the result of a requested antibody test, the same GP then said it couldn't be subclinical hypothyroidism and refused my request for a thyroxine trial as, and I quote, "I don't want to make you hyperthyroid" with no more advice then given.
Sufficed to say, I wasn't all that happy so I went ahead and ordered the Thyroid Check PLUS TWELVE (With Reverse T3) test from Blue Horizons.
The results, as I understand them, still point to subclinical hypothyroidism but with the high RT3, low RT3 ratio, and vitamin & mineral levels being on the low end of the normal range, I'm worried that there's more going on here.
I would really appreciate any and all help surrounding interpreting my test results with possible insights into adrenal fatigue and pituitary issues.
The symptoms did appear to get much worse during a stressful project in work but they were present before then and haven't eased off now that I'm under less stress, although I understand that stress doesn't just disappear overnight.
I've added a screenshot of a test results spreadsheet that I keep track of and I'll try to add another photo if I can with a list of my symptoms.
Other useful information might be that my mother was diagnosed with hypothyroidism (unfortunately I don't have her test results) and my sister suspects that she might be.