So as many of you have responded to me in the past I thought I'd update you all on my return visit to the hospital to get my blood test results.
Unfortunately I saw the same patronising nurse who kept me waiting an hour, then called me in to say "well all your results are within normal ranges", I asked what the results were and she said "you don't need to worry they are normal". So looks like I'll have to get the results from my GP.
I could see my TSH was 2 something, couldn't see the rest but I had the test done after lunch and I'd eaten so I know that it tends to be lower in the afternoon. I have no idea what the FT4 or FT3 was as I couldn't see those so not sure where they fell in her so called range and it looked like my antibodies were 35 and from what I could see on screen it said cut off range was 40.
She then went on to say that as they'd thoroughly examined my thyroid and everything was perfectly normal including the scan so she suggested my GP looked elsewhere to explain my vague symptoms!!
I pointed out that I didn't feel an enlarged thyroid with 2 nodules and a cyst was normal and she said "well yes but it's ok there's nothing wrong with it!!!"
Anyway I happily filled in my satisfaction survey for the hospital saying that she was nothing but patronising, unhelpful and would benefit from actually listening to her patients rather than deciding whether they did or didn't have a condition just from looking at them. Not that it will do anything but I felt better for airing my views!!!
So back to the GP to see where I go from here. I have to say that thanks to this forum I've been reading a lot on how vitamin levels, leaky gut etc can contribute to thyroid symptoms etc so I started taking a good brand prebiotic a few weeks ago and my IBS has disappeared and I've been feeling a bit better. I've also bought a thyroid support supplement with selenium, zinc etc and I'm going to start taking that as I'm wondering if I do have other issues with vitamin deficiencies which might be some of the problem, particularly as my antibodies appear to be negative.
I will keep you all posted just wanted to update as you've all been so helpful and supportive.