Hi all - new here and losing will to live.
I had a private blood test for thyroid function due to following symptoms: Weight gain despite strictly monitored diet / Stomach problems / worrying amount of hair loss / Exhaustion / Eczema / Joint pains / asthma / Swelling / Inflammation / Food intolerances / Urticaria / Depression / Irregular and heavy periods / all sorts...
My private test showed normal thyroid function/TSH levels but high tgab antibodies. I took this to my GP and they said they couldn't accept the private test.
I asked for GP to replicate test. This took four attempts (first the wrong test was ordered, the second time it happened again, the third time the lab tech decided because the TSH was fine not to test anti bodies)
Finally, I got my results which matched the private test. Normal T3,T4 and TSH. Abnormal antibodies.
I was referred to endocrinology and a week before the appointment, the endocrinologist has cancelled because "25% of the population have raised antibodies and this alone is not cause for me to see her in clinic".
I have told my GP multiple times all of the symptoms listed above - do they not count as signs that something is wrong??
I'm at a total loss because I am constantly in pain, inflamed, gaining weight, on the toilet, in bed, missing any quality of life but feel constantly brushed off and like there's nowhere to go now.