I am in same position as I was, two years ago. Although fatter. Over the summer my B12 finally dipped below the magic range and I was given injections. I then SI'd for a few months but felt worse than ever. I had low ferritin so I've managed to get that up to 35, and tried supplementing D3 (and K2, and magnesium) but ended up with dreadful bone pain in my sternum, so stopped that. No one has been able to explain that at all.
My last visit to my GP was awful. My hair is thin, my arms and legs are bald, I'm exhausted and in spite of being vegan, gluten and sugar free, I am stuck at 197lbs (I am 5'7). I CANNOT lose weight. I tried everything from starving myself, doing hour long walks twice daily (got a varicose vein and more plantar fasciitis pain), doing DVDs at home, eating eggs, not eating eggs... You name it, I've tried it. Her advice: try doing weights and accept that our bodies hang onto weight when we are stressed (and yes, my life is quite stressful... but still).
My last round of blood tests are all (wait for it) normal, hooray! I asked for a trial of thyroxine and she said my thyroid was very healthy. WTAH. I am going to ask for a printout today. I had an RT3 test done in April/May which showed very high RT3, and a ratio of 11, when I know it should be about 20. I am not on any Levo/T4 meds, so I decided to address the B12, D and iron first. No joy. No difference.
I am in Edinburgh and cannot find a doctor who will even listen, never mind do a trial of T4/T3. Should I try going for an endo referral? is there any point? I cannot believe I am stuck at this weight for the rest of my life. What if there is anothe rproblem with the PTA axis? I know my cortisol has been out of whack - last saliva results showed it was low in morning, lunch and normal at tea time, actually over range in Evening. I'm not sure I have any more symptoms that would lead to them treating me though.
I am desperate enough to try anything right now.
Where would you guys go next?
Test results most recently show TSH around 1.8, low FT4 and low FT3 (thank you RT3), low D, low B12, low iron (but all in range).