Firstly I've never really posted anything on a community site before so please forgive any faux pas on my part if this is not the way to do things but I'm really at my wits end and need some advice and or pointing in the right direction.
I have been showing borderline and normal thyroid problems since October 2011 in that time I have put on about four stone in weight am being diagnosed as having fibromyalgia (I strongly disagree with this diagnosis) I have a neurologist, cardiologist, and respiratory surgeon that I see, and am also being referred to a surgeon for abdominal pain. I have also been referred to a physiotherapist to see about a mobility aid. Possibly all irrelevant but I feel like my body is giving up on me, and the doctors are ignoring my thyroid!!
There is a strong link to under active thyroid on my mothers side of the family, most of her sisters and indeed a few of her nephews are on levothyroxine.
Any advice on whether I should keep pursuing my gp for more tests, or just give up and go along with all these other referrals? Could I have thyroid problems? Should I go private and if so where? Sorry I've probably not explained this well and have rambled a bit but I'm getting desperate, especially if its my thyroid after all and they are just wasteing nhs resources on all these other tests I'm having which generally have the doctors gazumped and thinking its all in my head!
Thanks in advance for any help advice given