I am very confused and quite depressed so after the helpful response to my first question I wondered if anyone out there could help me understand things better. I was advised to ask my doctor to refer me in my first question, but despite seeing a
different doctor in the practice, she did not want to refer me unless ‘I insisted’
I have had so many of the complaints that are associated with thyroid problems in the last year or two that I was almost pleased to be diagnosed, but now I feel like a whinging hypochondriac all over again.
Here’s the thing first blood test readings of 8.7 and 16.5 which apparently meant I had hypothyrodism. Second test which included some sort of count four weeks later showed me to be within normal levels but also showed I had hashimotos disease – don’t quite understand how if my thyroid is fine what this hashimotos is.
I feel really unwell – I am depressed, exhausted, my hair is falling out, I’m fat, my hands hurt so badly typing is very hard. If my thyroid is back to normal, why do I feel so bad? Doc says take the tablets for three months then they will see where we are - great!!!! I need to gain a greater understanding of what I have and haven't got that's not unreasonable is it??