I’m new here & have been ill for over 2 years now, with pain, exhaustion & brain fog. This was all triggered after a 3 month chest infection, at the same time that PTSD started from childhood abuse.
In October my blood results finally showed that I was sub clinically hyperthyroid (I was soooo relived I was beginning to think I was going mad!). But as my TSH levelled out, the NHS endo refused to see me, and said it was just a blip despite my T4 now showing as low. Recently I have been getting lots of heart palpitations, which after a 24 hr ECG showed 6 episodes of SVT’s, slow patches & something else I didn’t take in at the time. The GP wants to start me on Bisoprolol, despite me having very low blood pressure (average at home is 80/45).
My husband has private medical insurance through his work & the locum GP I saw today was happy to write me an open ended referral to see any consultants I wish, as he called me complicated & a medical mystery!! He recommended cardiology, endo, rheumatology & maybe even neurology!
My gut reaction is it’s all caused by my thyroid, so I’m hoping someone can PM me details of a good endo (preferably in the South West) that if they agree it is my thyroid, will be happy to prescribe NDT?
If there are not any local, then I’m happy to travel so all recommendations gratefully received!
Here are my various results, if anyone fancies giving any feedback? I’m worried that I will see an endo & be told it IS all in my head!
1.66 TSH (0.27-4.2 mu/L)
-23 Oct 2017
5.1 serum free T3 (3.1-6.8 pmol/L)
18.7 serum free T4 (12-22 pmol/L)
-24 Nov 2017
-28 Dec 2017
-6 Feb 2018
-1 March 2018
10.8 T4 (low)
Thyroid antibodies 11 (0-34) I’m not sure which antibody was tested though!
Thanks for all & any help. I’m at my wits end & it breaks my heart every time I can’t do something with my 4 Home educated kids & NEED to get better!!