I just wanted to share this... as it can be quite daunting when a medical professional is telling you "its all in your head." I have recently paid to have a print out of my full medical history from my GP. It's a folder full of information. Having had a read through it I can see that I have probably been suffering from a gradual underactive thyroid for about 15 years. (though my diagnoses was only made last year by a private endo, and the NHS endo still believes that I do not have a thyroid issue) There are repeated visits to the doctor over the years with the same complaints about energy loss, hair loss, pain etc. Reading through my blood results there are stamps to report them as 'Normal' when in fact my Vit D, B12, Folate and Ferritin have been consistently low for 15 years as have my T4 levels at one point they all dropped out of the bottom range, and still there is a stamp for the receptionist to tell me "all A ok". Repeated bouts of bladder infections and abdominal pain. Every single GP has had access to this file. And not one of them took a moment and thought, 'yes this is odd, this person has been having the same recurrent issues persist for a long time and it only seems to be getting worse.' I do not have any faith left in GP's when it comes to my health and well-being. It is all there in black and white. It is really useful to have this file, though! I will be sharing it with my next Integrative doctor, to try and get to the root cause of it all. Please don't misunderstand my post. I am very grateful for the NHS and the access to health care that we enjoy in this country. I just believe that when it comes to lifelong ailments the NHS has and continues to fail us patients.