Hello! I've been diagnosed abroad with Hashimoto 3,5 years ago and polycystic ovaries 5 years ago. I take L-Thyroxin everyday and until recently I felt ok. My endocrinologists lives abroad and I see her once a year. As I spend most of my time in the UK, however, I'd like to see someone here (Birmingham) but my GP seems reluctant to refer me anywhere. If I feel unwell it's a though fight to get even T3 and T4 blood tests done. In past 6 months I've noticed that my skin got dry and my hair's brittle. And I have always had healthy hair. I started thinking that I am not paying enough attention to my illness because the only difference I've noticed since I've been diagnosed is the lack of energy and gaining weight very easy ( currently I have unhealthy weight and diet); In past month, I started getting pains around my belly button no matter of whether I eat or what I have (I don't usually have 3 meals a day). In past 10 days the pains became more persistent and sharp - I cannot stand them anymore so I booked an appointment with my GP's nurse next Monday.
I wanted to ask for advice - Has anybody had similar symptoms (I know that leaky guts and bloating are common for Hashi's) ? What kind of test should I insist to have or what specialist should I see?
I'd like to get to the bottom of this so I can take actions but I know it will be a struggle to receive adequate attention from my GP
Forgot to mention that I started getting blurred vision 2 months ago. Had an eye test and was told that my eyes are perfectly fine. A friend advised me to stop eating chicken (the main kind of meat I used to have) and my vision is fine now. I feel, however, extremely light headed and I am afraid that this affects my performance at work. Help!