My tsh rose on my last test to 3.98 after it showed up as 0.1 on the previous test. As always I wanted t4 and t3 done but they were ignored... I am feeling really apathetic,irritable,emotionless and exhausted right now and I am fed up of having to wait months on end for blood tests only to be told that my results are fine when i am clearly not. Once again anti depressants are being offered to me but I really do not want to take any more as i am convinced that they are responssible for my thyroid problems in the first place.
I am a male and also have quite low testosterone at 6.3 nmol/L which I beleive is contributing massively to my problem. I have no energy or desire to do anything. Anhedonia(loss of pleasure in things you once enjoyed) has been a hellish problem for me which i beleive stems from my thyroid,testosterone and possibly other hormones. The reason i say this is because anti depressants havent touched it and i have done a reasonable amount of research on hormones and brain function. Did anyone else have this problem? For me it is my worst symptom.
Estradiol was low too at 16 so that needs to go up. I have even had heart palpitations and severe constipation for the last 2 months which may or may not be related to my tsh rising again.
I think I really need to see a competent endocrinologist now to resolve these issues as I am done waiting around only to feel worse. Until now the only person i have seen has been my gp and its been too long now really not to see a specialist. It is quite literally doing my head in and i feel no better now than when i first went on levo. I didn't even feel good when my tsh was at 0.1 though so i am confused as hell.
Does anyone know of any decent endos in the east london/essex area? If not i am willing to travel a little.
Also what sort of costs would I be looking at? I am willing to pay as I am fed up of the crappy nhs