Hello! My name is Amy and I am new to the forum.
I am desperately seeking some advice about how to confirm if I have an under active thyroid or not. I have seen many GP's over the last 10 years, and had a few hospital referrals to different departments.
Each time I have a new issue (stomach pains, fatigue, anxiety/depression, heart problems etc) I see the GP, who tests my thyroid. The reuslts are "normal" so I am referred to the hospital. They investigate and never find a definitive problem and discharge me.
I have done some research into thyroid conditions, as this is always the first thought when I see a doctor, and I have had it mentioned to me many times by a few friends with thyroid problems. I came across the Thyroid UK website, and looked through the information. I printed out the list of symptoms for an under active thyroid, and have 60-75% of the symptoms listed. I took this to my GP, who did not take me seriously by requested a blood teat anyway. TSH was the only test completed, and it has come back normal so there is no further action.
I am wondering what I can do next! I am considering paying for all of the thyroid tests to be done but where can I go from there?
I am really at my wits end, I am on an ever turning cycle of daily aches, pains, problems and issues with my moods becoming on the borderline of depression every few months. I am 28 years old, and in low levels of pain every day of the week. I am always tired and it is affecting my life. I want to have children in the near future and I am concerned that my health with deteriorate further if I cant find the correct diagnosis.
Can anyone suggest how I can move forward, without paying a fortune to go private?
Thank you in advance.