I suffer terribly (and I mean really terribly) with what I call constipation but it's really a motility issue rather than hard stools. I've seen various colo-rectal specialists who have never once taken bloods but instead give me motility drugs to try and encourage it out. The problem is so bad that I now feel like the peristalsis has given up completely. Nothing will come out and I feel no sensations in my gut at all now.
I paid for Thyroid checks myself 3 weeks ago (with MediChecks) and these results have come back. The GP has twice tested me for thyroid issues and said my TSH results are normal and therefore basically told me to get lost.
TSH 1.67 (range 0.27-4.20)
Free Thyroxine 15 (range 12 -22)
Total Thyroxine (T4) 89.6 (range 59 -154)
Free T3 4.1 (range 3.10 - 6.80)
Reverse T3 23 (range 10 - 24)
Reverse T3 Ratio 11.61 (range 15.01 - 75)
Thyroglobulin Antibody 552 (range 0 - 115)
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 16.8 (range 0 - 34)
Folate 11.13 (range 2.91 - 50)
Vit D 29.5 (range 50 - 200)
Ferritin 30 (range 13 - 150)
My bowel appears to have completely stopped, like the muscles that push it along have given up. I feel shocking, having not been for around 3 weeks and nothing I'm taking works. Colo rectal consultant prescribed Prucalopride and latterly Constella but neither of these work now either. I'm due to see a gastro at the end of May in London. I'm paying for this myself in desperation (no private medical insurance) as no-one is taking me seriously. Can anyone shed any light on this at all please and is anyone suffering the same issues?
I will go and take these results to my GP asap but I just know they'll say they're normal as the TSH is within range. It's soooooo damn frustrating as I have virtually all the symptoms of hypothyroidism. She also puts these down to the perimenopause (I'm 46).
Many thanks for any help.