I am the lady who after being referred by a female sympathetic GP last January to the hospital only to be spoken to like a piece of dirt. The consultant then asked me to leave her surgery as I was wasting her time. This appointment happened last March. I went back to a different GP who wouldn't listen to my symptoms either (the female GP had left the practice). My Mum then passed away suddenly in June and then a further sudden bereavement with my Aunt dying weeks later. The GP then said of course I am depressed and will have many symptoms; 'your Mum has just died what do you expect'. Now winter has arrived I feel so ill, freezing all the time (legs/feet and hands hurt when they get cold and cannot get them warm), tired all the time, can't concentrate at work, constipated, temperature is 96 deg before I get up, etc., etc. I again took my husband for moral support on Wednesday to a different GP who the nurse said is good at thyroid problems. My husband only came with me as he is fed up with me not only having all the symptoms but constantly arguing with him over such trivial things! Walked into GP's room and after he listened to me for 20 seconds said 'of course you can have medication as I treat the symptoms and don't rely solely on blood tests'!!! A result you may think but after taking one 25mg tablet yesterday and another first thing this morning I feel terrible (even worse than I was before). I had to come in to work as very short staffed but have felt terrible all day, dizzy, sick etc. I probably need to give the tablets time but cannot feel like this over Xmas period as I am catering for family every day for a week. Any advice would be gratefully appreciated.