I saw my gp as I was struggling to cope and felt stressed. ( I look after my Mum in law who is in late stage dementia and have a stressful part-time job ).
I explained my symptoms - feeling tired, tearful, anxious, aches and pains, breathlessness etc., and he issued me a sick note for stress.He seemed to be in a rush ( I know they are busy ) I said I was concerned that I had an underlying health problem as I`ve been putting a lot of weight on despite eating less and I am active. I said I need to be well to take care of my Mum in law. He said I may have a thyroid problem and said to have a blood test. I had to wait 3 weeks for a blood test and when the results came in the gp said my levels are low which suggest I have an underactive thyroid. He didn`t want to start treatment right away and said to have another blood test in another month. I had hoped to start treatment earlier, as from what I hear it can take a long time to get the doses right. Am I being too impatient?
Thanks for listening,