I was diagnosed by a GP with an under active thyroid and nodule 12 years ago. The diagnosis changed to Hashimotos when I saw an endocrinologist 5 years later. For the most part, my thyroid was controlled and I was on the whole symptom free
2 years ago in the spring, during my routine scan of my nodule it was discovered my entire thyroid gland had totally disappeared.
That winter was the most miserable one I had ever endured. I was Frozen all the time even when my husband was sweating in shorts an T shirt my GP had no clues and I also started with a fluctuating blood pressure and heart rate. Having neurological conditions as well Hashimotos it is sometimes very difficult to unpick which symptoms are coming from which condition.
This winter has started the same way and I’m miserable! I already have chilblains, frozen to the bones and sleeping for England I finally twigged that this was how I felt 12 years ago albeit it was much milder then
So having spent the last few days reading everything I could I spoke with my GP Today as I’m already booked in for a TSH and T4 test and asked him about adding a T3 test too My Gp said there was no point, as the guidelines state that only the TSH and T4 are required and even if he did do a T3 he couldn’t prescribe any T3 supplements
Has anyone got any advice?
Would an endocrinologist be an alternative?
Thank you in advance