Now I am more aware of the wide range of symptoms of thyroidism, I have reflected on the ailments and some upsetting conditions over my life. As a child had bad constipation, as a teenager, irregular periods, heavy and extremely painful. As an adult, unexplained infertility, 24 years of hoping to conceive. Periods of low mood and depression throughout. Substantially grey haired in my 30’s and in the last 20 years increasing exhaustion and sensitivity to cold.
Now I know that being ‘in the range’ does not mean all is ok - I suspect the tests on thyroid and antibodies during years of infertility treatment were not properly understood by medics. I have always felt there was something that needed ‘tweaking’ to help my body function well.
I suspect that if I had had the chance to ‘tweak’ my thyroid, vitamins etc I wouldn’t have cost the NHS so much money!
What’s done is done. But I am concerned about what is going on now in the NHS regarding thyroid conditions and the inconsistent treatment that people are getting. Can anyone let me know what campaigns, lobbying or anything happening to improve the treatment of thyroid conditions in the NHS?