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An article in a newspaper made me sit up and and say "thats me!" It had a description of exactly how i was feeling (and still do feel). The article was about underactive thyroid, and it got me seaching the web to find out everything i could about the condition. Armed with all the information i could find i went to my doctor and after expaining everything requested a blood test to see if i was right. My doctor agreed that all the symptoms pointed to underactive thyroid and agreed to do the test. Two weeks later back to the doctor i went, only to be told that the my thyroid results were "within the acceptable level". However being told that has not made me feel better, nor has it relieved any of the symptoms. I would dearly like to know what are "acceptable levels" considering everyone is different, and every"body" is different. I am still fighting with my doctors to be taken seriously as they seem to believe that the blood test is the be all and end all. Somehow i have got to get across to them that blood tests DO NOT ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH!! Wish that i could afford to go to a private specialist, and maybe the truth will out!! unfortunatley funds dont allow, so i suppose the fight will go on. But i would like to finish this by saying that, if you feel as though the symptoms point to what you have got, and you are convinced, and you have done ALL the research you can do then don't give up..........i am still fighting and hopefully in the end i find a doctor that will listen to me instead of relying on the "inaccurate" blood tests
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