Hi well I have replied to one post and I was advised to post myself
Well here goes I am 66yrs of age and was told I had hypothyroidism 36yr ago. I believe it started long before that in my 21st yr I had a major RTA 18months later I lost all my hair.
When my first child was born i started with lots of symptoms well known to you all, by the time i had the second child i was very over weight and really did struggle, it was the year after his birth i was told i had hypothyroidism before which i had be told it's the baby blues your depressed find some other interest pull yourself together I might add here that I paid privately to get another opinion which we could I'll afford
My then G/P put me on 75mg levothyroxine which I had no improvement so over 15 months it was increased to 300mg my stomach went mad so I started reducing it myself
I have never been given my test result and when this month I had to see a bowel consultant privately he asked for my results I told him that I had never had any I was just told I was either over cooked or under cooked or normal he just raised his eyebrows
Since 2015 life has been even hard if that is possible in June I had a burst appendix then in Oct a bladder repair , it has been a real struggle to get over that,
then thing just got worse I was in such I state I Went to the G/P I told her I feel awful it as just as if someone has pulled my plug out she asked which symptom is worse I replied everything ,she then said you should very horse we will send you for a throat cancer check. I said I think it's my thyroid can I have a blood test I was told not it's not due until July
I can only say I do not believe it, I was well and truly ready to top myself
I tried again with another G/P and was fast tracked for bladder cancer in all this time no test were done apart from urine test for infections
I find going to the G/P a waste of time I have not been touch or look at in any way
I returned in July to have bloods done ,I get a letter to say test inconclusive make appt in December
Just I bit more info I was told 12 yrs ago I have Fibromyalgia
And the bowel consultant informs me I have a prolapse bowel,polyps, diverticulitis and a excessively long transverse.
maybe more than you need to know but the bowel guy seem to think the thyroid problem had connect to some of this
I have gone to medicheck after reading some of the postings and have bloods done I am think I should get them sometime today or tomorrow so will post them if I can work out how
Thank for being there my life has not been easy with this and to realise so many are also suffering is both sad but helpful