I'll spare you guys a load of preamble and cut to September '16 when I visited my GP, complaining of feeling very cold and just not being "myself". Her immediate response was to cite the reason as the protracted periods of most years I spend overseas in a tropical climate. This I rebuffed for various reasons, at which point she conformed it was quite some time sine my thyroid had been checked over, so sent me off for a full blood panel, plus thyroid function. Naively, I thought that would be a full thyroid panel, but it was merely TSH (2), although CRP (<5), Folate (15), Ferritin (139), B12 (404) and VitD (80) were included.
When I returned to discuss the results with her, she confirmed everything "looked fine", but if I was feeling no better, she would refer me to an Endo, which she did.
I saw the Endo in January, where he did TSH (3.4) , FT4 (11) and Cortisol (6.95), with follow-up bloods any time from mid-April.
Feeling increasingly unwell, with energy and cognitive function levels on the floor, I wrote to him asking if there were any further tests I could have done now, and if the NHS wouldn't or couldn't support them, then, within reason I would pay for them myself.
His response two weeks later amounted to two lines, saying my results are in range and that he is not sure he will ever have a reason for my symptoms.
Needless to say I am unhappy with this situation. I am a usually fit, energetic, very intelligent woman, but nothing could be further from that description right now.
I'm trying to pick a rational way forward towards feeling better. I guess I am here to "listen to" and read of those who have walked this frustrating path.