HI I have an underactive thryoid for 25 years. for many years it was controlled with thyroxin but hasnt been controlled since 2015 havign had about 9 tests and only 2 were normal for probably a breif time. the last 2 tests i have had june 2018 and sept 2018 are abnormal for my TSH the gp always writes N/A to the T3 and T4 He tests me every 3 to 4 months after altering fdoasge but it doesnt help, i saw him yesterday but he dismissed the way i am feeling i work 16 hours but struggle due the symptoms ive underactive thyroid and im 60 years old
he told me to lower the dose and be retest in 3 to 4 , i asked to be refered to a specialist in this feild but his reply was ' they wont want to see this sort of thing in their clinic ! saying it was marginal, chances are it wont be next test and its just on going as i have my readings from last 3 years and it varies greatly. i struggle finnacially as cannot work more than i do , but im not entitled to claim anything , i consider it a disability but it seems no one else does. the ususal symptoms confusion poor concentration brain fog fatigue etc to name just a few . i take thyroxin 75mg daily but have been on as much as 150 and sometimes daily amounts alternated , for the last 3 years. to try and get the level right. Is there any finnacial help anyone knows of when its effecting you ability to work , as i say i do work part time but i know i couldn;t physically manage more any one else been in similar situation i live on my own .