Hi, I need help keeping my sanity. Long story short, throughout most of lockdown I was treated over zoom for UTIs by a lovely consultant microbiologist outcome sadly is all the usual antibiotics are now useless. The GP in an act of desperation referred me to an endocrinologist as I'd mentioned in hindsight that when in my younger day I had an overactive thyroid one of the symptoms was regular UTIs and today I had a telephone conversation with him. I've posted the results I did last week so he'd have an up to date idea of where I am.
He said they were fine, all normal and keep checking every 6 months. I did explain the tiredness, flat lifeless feeling, UTIs, cold, hot flushes etc. I won't bore you with the list you all know anyway. I pointed out the lowish T3 and low T4 and he said that it didn't mean anything if the TSH is normal, they don't look at those results alone (T3 & T4). I should go back to my GP and get some other diagnosis, maybe my vitamins are low was another of his suggestions.
I need some brutal honesty as to whether I'm over reacting with blaming my thyroid for all my issues and I know that I've asked this before but my sanity really is slipping and whilst I know I've not been depressed before I feel like I'm getting to go down that road. I was in floods of tears by the end of the conversation and can only imagine the letter he sends to my GP,
If I went privately would that make a difference to the conversation or would they say much the same?
On a more positive note I started a long course of Uralix herbal tablets and whilst they haven't cleared up my bladder issues completely it's much more manageable and comfortable, bearing in mind the course is for 9 months and I'm on month 4. Sadly it's it an expensive option but I was more than desperate.
Thanks for being there when people feel like this, it's good to have an objective point of view.