Hi I am fairly new on here and really in need of advice. I had my thyroid removed 6 years ago when I lived in Hungary as I had a large goitre, They never really explained to me what the actual problem was so I have lived in ignorance all these years. For the past 18 months I have had lots of health problems including stomach pains, not sleeping, picking up every bug going, always too hot or too cold, diarrhoea, joint pains and not being able to eat.
I now live in Spain where they will test TSH and T4, but do not even recognise that T3 exists and even though I have been to doctors, both public and private, hospital and endo, they tell me nothing is the matter as my results are in range and that I am suffering from depression. They even stopped my B12 injections which I have been on for about 20 years. As I knew nothing at all about thyroid I believed them until I read this site.
I have no idea how to go about getting proper blood tests done and even if I can, where I would go to have them analysed. I am not a great believer in self medicating, but I am now at my wits end and feel so ill and tired, as well as having constant panic attacks. I have
Can anyone advise me how to go about finding answers, especially if you live in Spain. I currently take 75mg of throxine each day. I am 60 years old, but a real novice with regard to what I should be doing.