Hi all I'm looking for advice on where to go from here; sorry for the long explanation which follows! I've had auto immune symptoms for nearly 3 years which came on after sudden death of my dad. My symptoms were mainly joint pains, fatigue. Since then I've worked with a gastroenterologist to solve IBS issues and have eaten a low fodmap diet for a year now. However my symptoms are changing in ways that I believe are thyroid related however I have hit a brick wall with gp (despite her being really helpful). My fatigue continues and joint pain is now intermitant (possibly due to eating Auto immune protocol diet for over 3 months now) however for the last couple of months I feel dizzy all the time and have developed blurred vision. I have bouts of insomnia also. Tender liver (gallbladder removed) I've also had painful throat develop over last couple of months and at times it feels like I have lump in my throats and difficult swallowing. Last time I went to gp I mentioned dizziness and blurred vision along with throat pain and she said she'd write to endocrinologist for advice. I've had "strongly positive antithyroid peroxidase antibodies" in 2014 with normal thyroid function tests. Letter stated my TSH needed to rise above 10 before any treatment. Most recent bloods in June were: TSH 2.3 (range 0.2 - 4.5) and Free t4 12 (range 9 -21) up from 10 in Feb same year). Ferritin is 19 and had been 14 in Dec 15 (range 15 - 200) B12 was 839 (range 180 - 2000). Vi D 78 (range 50 - 170). Endo replied to gp and basically said they won't do anything as my test results are normal and NHS Lothian will not treat with meds as its dangerous. They also refuse to test my antibodies again as they have protocol that states they won't treat based on antibodies. So I am lost!!! I've been doing lists of reading. I'm waiting to see Scotlands only functional gp and in the meantime my symptoms are changing. I've had pains in my arms and shoulders starting a few days ago and now I'm left with what feels like a weak right arm and I'm getting spooked (despite meditating to reduce stress). I'd be happy to visit a private endo or gp or to travel to one if necessary as I don't think there are any in Scotland?? Hoping some of you lovely people can point me in the right direction. Much thanks. Ps I suppliment with 200g selenium daily, 600 mg magnesium, 50 mg zinc, 1500 mg milk thistle, vitamin d (but noticed it doesn't have Vitk), probiotics).
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