I've had lots of symptoms of an under-active thyroid for around 3 years, and, not surprisingly, they are getting worse. I've also had a semi-thyroidectomy about 13 years ago, and my mother is hypo. Recently, my symptoms have been significant enough to seek help.
I've conservatively ticked 37 on the Thyroid UK checklist - the most significant are recurring UTI infections, liver enlargement leading to mild jaundice, as well as weight gain, fatigue, dry skin. However, I've asked three doctors to check my thyroid function without success. They just send me off with antibiotics for the presented symptoms, and don't want to explore the underlying cause. One even refused to treat me until I stopped taking antidepressants (which I now have, btw)! I came out in tears.
I'm now at my wits end, having been on yet another course of antibiotics for liver enlargement, and the doctor dismissing my request for an investigation into thyroid, although he did confirm that I have another nodule growing, but said "it's unlikely we'll recommend surgery, and goitres don't necessarily lead to thyroid symptoms".
I'm usually a really upbeat person, but this is beginning to destroy my confidence. Has anyone here been through something similar in seeking a diagnosis, and how did you overcome it?
Many thanks for your help and for bearing with my long post!