Hi everyone. I'm new here and have just been diagnosed with Hashimotos thyroiditis. Reading all your posts, I can see that I'm not alone in dealing with ignorant gps! I started feeling awful about 9 months after my mum died suddenly in Jan 2015. I went to my doc who prescribed me an anti depressant, which I threw in the bin! Again I went in July 2016, this time to be told I was low in vit d. The fatigue, hair loss, weight gain and feeling cold were getting worse. Ofte the fatigue would floor me in the middle of the morning at work (no mean feat when teaching kids) so I went back in March 2017. The doc said I sounded hypothyroid so ordered a multitude of tests. NhS thyroid function test (march 2017):
Tsh - 3.5
T4 - 10.9
He didn't even call me to tell me. When I called the surgery they said all was fine. But I wasn't fine- I still had awful symptoms!! I ordered a blood test from blue horizon medical as I'd read that antibodies should also be tested and the doc wouldn't do it- said no need!
Blue horizon test (may 2017):
Tsh - 5.7 (0.27 - 4.2)
T4 13.4 (12 - 22)
T3 - 4.1 (3.1 - 6.8)
Tpo- 63 (<34)
Tgb - 623 (<115)
The analysis also said B12 was low at 238.(no REF range)
I took these results to gp who said that I had hashimotos and prescribed 25mcg of levothyroxine. That was it!! I've had to read all about this condition by myself and look for things I can do to help heal myself.
Sorry for the ranty intro 😁
I'm just glad that I'm no longer alone.