So I haven't been 'right' for 20 months at least but finally sought help from GP about 8 months ago. I went in assuming peri-menopausal but left with a fluoxetine prescription. I didn't think I was depressed but agreed to show willing and took them for 6 months. They made no difference.
My sister is hypo and recognised my symptoms. I knew NHS would do nothing un;ess on death's door so decided to monitor my own thyroid privately. They flagged a problem including B12. Went back to GP saying physical symptoms worse than ever and he reluctantly repeated TSH and B12 (nurse put on T4 for me) and no surprise, all was 'normal'. I went back and said fine, you tell me what's wrong with me then. He said I'd had everything tested but would do ESR and Iron just to cover everything off. They really have tested everything including coeliac, glandular fever, anything that could explain my symptoms. Which are:
Fatigue - can't keep my eyes open at work, yawn all day, have no energy to be the mother I used to be to my two children.
Weird and constant 'aches' in both legs. Not pain but completely distracting. Like a viral type ache.
Weak arms and legs
Hair everywhere in the bathroom and not on my head!
Desire to be alone/solitary
Would happily stay at home all day if I didn't have a job and children to prioritise. I had more drive and energy with a newborn and toddler to deal with!
Prozac didn't solve anything.
I am booked to see a private GP end of the week and I am currently keeping my NHS GP appointment for the week after. Hedging my bets! I want someone to treat the person and the symptoms not the numbers. There is something wrong with me and I think best part of two years is too long not to be living the life I used to have.
Any advise on what to say to the private GP to get some empathy and action? I've done a little chart with the data I have. I am at my wits end and sick of having to fight so hard to be heard.