Although I have posted on here about doing the blue horizon test, I have not actually introduced myself.
About 16 months ago I was diagnosed with B12 deficiency. I have had the usual struggles getting correct treatment etc and am now on 8 weekly injections and I self inject in between. I have several neurological symptoms and my haematologist argues that they can'T possibly be due to my b12 def. I saw a neurologist that did several blood tests (the only thyroid test was tsh) and an mri and diagnosed incomplete b12 replacement but my gp does not agree. The only blood test that came back as abnormal was my ANA and that was repeated and abnormal again. The gp has said no further action. He told me I should stop seeking answers and change my attitude and I will feel better. He said I should accept I have an autoimmune condition and they do not and will never kow what it is and if they did they would not treat it. The symptom I struggle with most is the chronic fatigue, especially as I am doing a degree which involves 12.5 hr shifts in a hospital. If I try to give my gp evidence he says I am being manipulative.
As many of my symptoms could point to hypothyroidism and I have only ever had my TSH tested and the labs refuse all other tests, I have decided to seek the thyroid tests myself. My TSH has ranged from 1.8 to 2.1 so within range according to the trust guidelines. I am unsure the gp will accept the rules or treat me (I will not be seeing the practice partner that told me to change my attitude and said I was manipulative) but I need to start somewhere. The results will allow me to either say yes I believe I have hypothyroidism or I can rule that out as a cause. If necessary I will fight for treatment.
I will come here for advice before tackling the gp if my tests do point to hypothyroidism.
Thank you to those that have responded so far and for any future responses to my questions.