I became unwell at the end of last year- muscle/joint pains, crushing exhaustion, sore eyes, hair falling out etc. Plus constant fight not to lose more weight (current bmi 17).
Thyroid nodules had been noted a couple of years previously, so when tests showed my tsh to be low and declining, my excellent gp referred me to an NHS endo clinic.
The wait was long, but the consultants were very nice- they just don't seem able to offer much hope that the treatment they can offer (RAI, some vague time in the future), would make me feel any better. That being so, I feel reluctant to ask for RAI, knowing that the likely destruction of my thyroid function would leave me totally dependent on NHS treatment, when there seems to be such controversy coupled with reluctance to accept patient's input about how ill they feel
I also find my blood test results confusing.
In truth, I had considered suicide, because I feel such a burden on my family, and because hope of feeling better seemed to be vanishing. The only help has been finding out that I'm not alone!
My thanks, Evelyn