Hi everyone, I always get such amazing advice on this forum I'm back for more...
I've spoken before about how I went to see an NHS endo six months ago who insisted I stopped taking the T3 I'd been prescribed by a private doctor (who told me three years ago my levels were 'disastrous'). He says my body should be converting on its own, but the bottom line is that looking back on previous tests, it clearly doesn't (why on earth are NHS doctors so down on T3? Is it a cost thing?).
Anyway, since then I've been feeling pretty dreadful but it's taken a turn for the worse in the last month. As well as putting on around a stone this year my PMT has been totally out of control. My period isn't due for another week but I've already had a week and a half of breakthrough bleeding, pain and mood swings (sorry if TMI). Now I'm sitting here trying to decide whether to cry again or bang my head against the wall, and I've potentially got another week of this to go. My skin is terrible, I've got no energy and I want to eat everything in the pastry aisle of my local Tesco (and then start on the crisp section).
I went gluten free for the first three months of the year and then fell off the wagon (after gaining weight), which I suspect isn't helping matters. But it's hard to know what's causing it all and I can only think it's not having the T3.
The last private doctor I went to see cost me £2500 so I can't afford to go back and get more tests done, and my GP isn't great. In my opinion it's pointless going back to see the endo. I've had two appointments in a year and a half, he never asks for blood tests in advance (I have to go to my GP and insist on them) and I've ended up feeling worse than ever.
I'm hypo with Hashimoto's and leaky gut and don't really know where to go from here. I feel pretty exhausted with it all. Has anyone been helped by a nutritionist? I'm wondering if that would be a good next step.