Hey everyone, I was diagnosed Hypothyroid September last year and prescribed Levothyroxine. My ideal dose is 100mcg, which was confirmed December. Throughout this, I've been going through under-performance issues at work. The medication seemed to help for a while, but I could feel myself slipping and productivity dropped again. Based on what I was originally told, I thought the meds would resolve it and this is what I passed on at work. However, when my performance dropped, my manager could see no reason for failure, other than choice (mis-conduct). This was in contrast to my other work behaviours which were positive and engaging. I kept telling her I could feel symptoms reoccurring, but had no medical back-up from my GP.
I had a disciplinary hearing earlier in March resulting in formal warning. I've appealed on medical grounds and stated I've paid for private tests because NHS treatment/support was falling flat.
My results received this week confirmed Hashimoto's. B12, Folate, TSH, T4 and FT3 etc look ok, but I'm Vitamin D deficient and have elevated rT3 and a low FT3/rT3 ratio. I passed on data to my employer, explaining the adverse results can still cause Hypothyroid symptoms despite other results being 'normal'.
The NHS/my GP is unlikely to back this up as they don't look at those results, prescribe anything other than Levothyroxine or look to provide advice/support re: Hashimoto's. I'm waiting for the appeal hearing and for Occ Health to be re-engaged.
After seeing some of the Thyroid Secret videos, I'm looking into making changes to help the Hashis, including going gluten free, but realise this can take time. I pushed my GP and have an Endo appointment end of June (soonest available and not local), and I'm not sure what he will say. The T3 option seems to be being withdrawn, although I realise this hasn't been popular for quite some time
I just wondered if there are suggestions or useful resources to look up for these situations (especially re: employer) and what my future options/actions may be, including possible Disability status, due to the condition affecting day to day activities, that it's lifelong, is likely to lead to other AI diseases and requires medication on an ongoing basis.
Apologies for the long post, and Thanks in advance