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I recently presented to a thyroid clinic after an ultrasound scan showed swelling on my thyroid.
I have been experiencing symptoms which I believe are thyroid related including weight gain (and not been able to lose), cold hands and feet, brain fog, change in mood and fatigue. When I discussed these issues with the endocrinology registrar, they were rather dismissive of these symptoms because my scan and TSH (2.71) were "normal" and was discharged back to my GP.
I was very anxious and upset at the appointment because I was relying on this appointment to resolve this issues and also waited 4 months to be seen. I was even told to consider counselling because I was so emotional! In terms of weight loss, I was simply told to "try harder" even though I have made drastic changes, including going gluten and dairy free and vegetarian and being more physically active.
I spoke to one of the Doctors I work with and they mentioned that although there's a possibility this doctor may be right and that everything is "normal" I could always get a second opinion. I asked my GP and registrar about having the T3/T4/thyroid antibodies being tested but was denied these tests so I am considering getting these tests done privately.
Has anyone ever had to get a second opinion and have further investigations? Is it worth going for these additional tests? I have been finding this whole experience so overwhelming and wanted to ask what others what done in this situation. I know something is not quite right and know my body well but on the other hand I am bit apprehensive about kicking up such a fuss and paying a lot of money for additional tests (and wondering what if these tests come back normal...)
Thank you so much in advance
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