Happy new year to everyone
Im wanting someone to advise further as I'm not sure what to do next and who to see sorry if some of this is repeated
Diagnosed in August this year after probably 1.5 years of symptoms including dizzy spells not getting words out flushing night sweats loss of periods or heavy painful periods insomnia back ache foot ache arm ache racing heart tinitus sweaty feet combined with cold hands feet swollen hands and feet and puffy face constipation and loose bowels loss of appetite sore mouth scalloped tongue mouth ulcers weight gain and weight loss and gain again ....my list goes on..
At first test my tsh was 45.9 and t4 5.4
Was put on 50 levo
Tested 6 weeks later my tsh was 7.9 and t4 14
Was put on 75 levo
Tested 10 weeks later tsh was 1.84 and because of this the lab didn't even bother doing my t4 even though it was requested by GP...
I've had all my Vits done back in Oct other than Vit D
ferritin 147 (10-150)
B12 615 (191-663)
Folate 6.8 (3.9-26.8)
The lab also fogot to check my antibodies..
I am now on 100 as I asked GP if he would increase which he said he would even though I was in range I also asked why they didnt test t4 and he said they now don't if tsh is in range? Is this standard practice?
I still have lots of symptoms some are worse than before I went onto levo such as tiredness feeling cold not much appetite and constipation racing heart and bloating and lack of periods or very late periods
I've had consistant high strees over the past 3 years notably 4 family bereavements one my father and also my father plus dealing with my mum (I'm the only one) i also have a very stressful job travelling all over the UK in a sales role which I've tried to carry on keeping it all together as we do..
Could this also be a factor that I am just stressed out to the max...as I certainly feel like I can't cope with anymore problems!
I am reluctant to go back to my GP as he was quite dismissive as the results were OK in his eyes ... he said come back in 3 months. .
I've ordered medichecks tests so will get these done this week
In the meantime is it worth going to see a private endo? I'm happy to pay but just wanted some opinions please? Or another GP I live in least happy to travel