I have been on thyroxine since 2003 and over the years the dose has increased to 125mcg. It took years (at least 20) before it showed up enough for me to be diagnosed. I recently had a blood test and expected the dose to rise because I have been tired a lot lately and my hair is like a Brillo pad again (these are the symptoms I had before initial diagnosis) and was surprised when it came back okay. That was when I checked out the symptoms listed here.
I could tick over half of them and never realised that they were symptoms. My doctor has been treating me for high blood pressure for years. I have so many sore throats that I was sent to the ent specialist last year. My cholesterol (which was high when I was first diagnosed but went normal after I started treatment) is high again. I also have had aches and pains in joints for years and years
My problem is what should I say to my doctor? I don't like to go in telling him that I know better than him what's wrong with me but at the same time I'm worried that I will be fobbed off.
Any advice please?