Well been for numerous tests via the Endo and guess what?
There's nothing wrong!
So am writing a letter to my GP saying this:
I am writing in regard to the appointment I had with DOCTOR and his corresponding follow up letter.
I am very concerned that even though blood tests were taken, he has underestimated the severity of my symptoms. In fact, I’m afraid I feel that I am being dismissed despite advising of my symptoms and further supplied a print out of what these are, including:
Severe Shoulder, hip and knee pain (to the point where I cannot physically move/walk)
& extreme nausea.
Although my TSH & FreeT4 was tested, I wish to request that a further set of tests be performed to see if they can show a link to symptoms:
FT3 - Free T3 (the active part of triiodothyronine)
TPOab and TgAB.
Folate and ferritin
Vitamin D and Vitamin B12.
a Saliva Adrenal Gland Test
I understand Doctors and Health Professionals are unable to give more time to their patients to discuss/explain health condition(s), therefore I have had no option other than to research what I am up against as my symptoms are not being alleviated by Levothyroxine alone. Perhaps we are not looking in the “correct area” for a definitive prognosis.
Please understand; I am not trying to play doctor or self-diagnose, I just want the symptoms I am experiencing to go away.
So as well as my request for additional tests, I have enclosed for your convenience some information to support/aid my reasons for further testing, and have supplied corresponding links to the website’s where this information has been sourced.
I do hope that we can try and work together to “fine tune” my Hypothyroidism treatments so I can alleviate the chronic pain I am in.
What do you think? I am still going to have to wait 18 years for a result? LOL!
Or is there anything you can think of that I need to add that I am missing off?
Thanks in advance!