Hi. I have underactive thyroid and have done for some years now. I am also type 1 diabetic. I am on levothyroxine 200mcg and for years now I have been telling the doctors my symptoms have not only NOT gone away but got worse and no one seems to care. I am at my whits end and actually struggling with mental health issues because of it as I am so exhausted of being exhausted constantly. Iv had some dark thoughts due to this because there is no end. No light at the end of the tunnel! No good days, etc. Anyway I decided to up my game and started researching..
So due to my research it appears, I believe, that I am one of the patients who needs t3 medication. The generic t4 tablets iv been on for 8 years isn't doing it's job. I have also come to learn about hashimotos disease and it seems with all the symptoms of that I may also have that. Regardless... I have booked myself an appointment on Wednesday to see my to and I am looking for some advice...
Do i go in demanding more information on t3 tablets and what I can get prescribed to me instead of the crappy levothyroxine I'm already on
Or do i go in and demand to be referred??
I'm thinking the second option may give me more results as we all know doctors don't like being told what to do
Any advice will be greatful! New to this site so hope I posted this correctly 🙂🙂
Went to doctors... Managed to get a referal however it's for my local hospital not Cardiff as I wanted. Said I'd have to go there before going to Cardiff hopsital. Got my blood results however nothing was tested other than my TSH level which is 6.41 mU/L
They are doing my bloods again and checking me for hashimotos disease as well as vit d and b12, even though I asked for it ALL to be done.
Doctor basically said all my symptoms I'm referring to are linked with diabetes so may just be that 😔
Seriously fed up ALL OVER AGAIN. Not taken seriously. Still feel horrendous, and now to wait for a letter for a referal to a specialist that's probably not going to give a dam either! I feel like crying! 😢😢😢