I have fought with gp for 3 years about my thyroid , it's so hard to get someone to listen - first they had me down for menopause( I was 37 at this point) along the way I have been diagnosed coeliac and due to brca 2 mutation now had a oopherectomy. I was beginning to question if my symptoms were due to menopause after op I should say I'm not on hrt ( age 40)
Quite typical under active symptoms but they just said It was anxiety etc... Then I had a swollen lymph node that they decided to scan on my neck and thank god they did the node was nothing but showed my thyroid had chronic inflammation .( 2 months ago)
The gp then said well your bloods are normal oh we don't know what to do with you so will throw it out to endo dept - I told them my blood line of relatives on mothers side are all under active.
Had meeting at endo , she took bloods one for thyroid level and one for antibodies said be In touch in a fortnight . Week later surgery phone and say by the way there's a prescription for you to collect - no explanation so I asked what for ? Your thyroid they said . That was it ! I then received my letter two days ago saying slightly under active start 100mcg levothyroxine and you will be on it for life . Retest blood in 6 weeks .
So here I am 100mcg thyroxine day 6, not got a clue what's happening so need to get blood results from surgery and start reading up .
I have gained about 3 stone over the last 3 years and wonders why when diagnosed with coeliac and went gf the weight did not drop ?