I am new here, as I believe I have an underactive thyroid, and possibly Hashi's. I have been having all the applicable symptoms for quite a few years now, and it seems to be getting worse. I have tried, unsuccessfully, to get my gp to take it seriously enough, he's tested my blood several times, but they have so far been within 'normal' ranges. Nevertheless, I know something is wrong with my thyroid, as for the past 2 months, it has been swelling for a couple days in the week preceding my period. Both my mother and my grandmother have/had thyroid disease, so it stands to reason this must be what is causing all of my symptoms.
I have decided to take matters into my own hands, so plan to order a test from Blue Horizon. I noticed another post on here said that the test came with a GP referral, and upon checking the test on the website, it appears that is correct. My question is, has anyone else on here had the GP referral from Blue Horizon, and did you follow through on that? Did you have any success with it?
Sorry for the long post, I was shocked to find out most gp's on the NHS aren't too concerned about this, and I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the new info given on here. Thanks in advance for suggestions.