Well kind of anyway. I am 65, been overweight for 30 years, lose a bit, gain it back scenario. My mother was hypothyroid, diagnosed in her mid 60s and also had pernicious anaemia, sister has the p. anaemia but not the thyroid diagnosis although I'm pretty sure she's likely to have it. I've been tested by the NHS a few times but I'm always told my thyroid is normal. I had my thyroid ultrasound scanned as part of scan on a lump on my neck ("it's only a swollen lymph node, absolutely nothing else wrong") and was told there were thyroid nodules but that most folk have them. After putting on nearly a stone with no diet changes etc. I was referred to the Endo team and seen by the Consultant. Her interpretation of the blood tests was the same, nothing wrong. I was rather upset at the time and she told me that she thought I wanted to be hypothyroid so I had an "excuse" for being so overweight. Cheers lady. She did a 24 hour urine test to rule out an endocrine tumour somewhere. Before I went to see her I had some tests done at Blue Horizon which I took along and showed her, she dismissed them saying they were all the same as the NHS did anyway except for the antibodies. I had also kept a temperature chart for 3 weeks, taking my temperature 3 times a day which showed that I never make 98.4 and am often around 97 or less. She dismissed that as irrelevant. So I feel stuck. My ferritin levels are constantly high but no one seems interested in sorting out why. After such a long ramble my question really is, try as I might I'm just not sure what my private tests show, is there anywhere I can post them up for someone to take a look and maybe interpret them for me? I really don't want to be hypothyroid but I would love to shift this weight, especially as I was told that I had NAFLD although that apparently didn't merit any further investigation either. Thanks in advance.
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