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Sorry I put this on a reply to someone's post but thought I'd get better response if I start a new thread.
I have been battling for over 10 years to get my GPs to investigate my thyroid profile. They still insist on doing TSH on its own which has come up time and time towards the upper limit between 3.67-4.67. I have blood tests at least twice a year and both my ferritin and vitD are always significantly below the lowest levels. Over the years I have been on anti depressants and worked extremely hard to wean myself off them. I have put on over 20kg in this time even though I eat healthily- I do not tolerate fatty foods, do not snack between meals and eat mainly salads and grills. My portions are quite small and I get full quickly. The weight has now caused the arch of my foot to collapse.This followed a bunion op,my weight did not allow the foot to recover well.I am a secondary teacher and now struggle to get through the day. I was hoping to work beyond 60 but now I am doubting if I can even get to the magic 60. I am thinking of going part time which will hit my pension very hard.
yesterday I had my TSH and T4 done together and both are in the Lowe limits 1.27TSH 12free T4. If I take this to my GP he will do nothing because they are within the guidelines set. I have asked for referral to an endocrinologist but was refused. I asked if he could recommend a private one. He said I will only be wasting my money and I should try to eat less and walk more. When I pointed out that the pain in my foot limits me, he said just take paracetamol and walk.
What shall I do now?
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