I'm new here and seeking some help/advice on self-treatment.
I have been suffering with 'subclinical hypothyroidism' for almost 5 years now, with TSH levels in the range of 4 - 9, yet no help at all from my GP. I am completely and utterly exhausted, can't work or think, with headaches, weak muscles and aching joints - just completely lifeless, and getting very low moods as a result.
I've told the GP this but I get the same response every time - these thyroid levels cannot be causing your symptoms! I have even seen an endocrinologist privately who gave me the same answer, and have been fobbed off with 'chronic fatigue syndrome'. However, I strongly believe that my thyroid levels could be to blame, and there is plenty of evidence out there in support of that.
I am now desperate, have given up hope of ever getting help from the doctors, and am seeking help as to how to start treating myself. I would like to trial myself on thyroxine for 3 months to see if I feel any better but have no idea how to go about this, or if it is even possible.
Thank you in advance for any help you can offer!!