Hi there. I'm hoping I've found the right place to help me make sense of life at the moment!
Boring history bit
I've had an underactive thyroid since 2000ish, medicated since 2004. In the past few years my weight and emotions have become uncontrollable and my energy levels are now so low I passed out while changing the bed sheets yesterday.
I have low B12 (now on 3 monthly jabs) but it's not pernicious anaemia, I have struggled with low vitamin D, folic acid & magnesium and the most recent tests say I have low cortisol and low blood sugar. I've got asthma, psoriasis, chronic sinusitis and get recurring oral thrush.
Something is most definitely broken in me, but right now getting my GP to take me seriously is just pointless. I asked him to refer me to an endocrinologist, which he did, but when I got there they asked why I was there! The GP hadn't even explained why I wanted the appointment. The endo doc then told me my problems were most likely caused by my weight rather than my weight being the result of an illness.
That coupled with news stories every day about the obese being such a massive drain on the NHS I feel guilty and hopeless. At one point I thought Cushing's could be a possibility (I have almost all of the symptoms & physical signs) but a suppression test shows I have low cortisol so it can't be that. I know I should be relieved but I just feel lost.
I don't know what I'm hoping for here really, all I know is I feel so guilty offloading on my family and I needed just to get all this stuff out of my head. Sorry for offloading on you!