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I have, this morning, had an incredibly frustrating discussion with a new doctor. I moved house and registered at a new doctor. Going in this morning feeling determined to get some more info on all this I mentioned previous results (antobodies high, TSH around 4, T4 near bottom of reference range). I said I didn't understand why first I was tested because I had the symptoms, then the antibody result suggests something is going on..... but apparently I am fine and that is NOT causing my symptoms.
I was told all of my symptoms are stress. Even the more tangible physical ones. When I said it seemed like a mighty co-incidence that all my "stress" symptoms are the same as a thyroid disorder and the test shows I have raised antibodies and what many would consider a higher than ideal TSH according to my reading.... there was little more than a shrug. Apparently, for example, I am probably thinning my own eyebrows with overzealous use of a brow pencil (I use a brow kit with powder and brush to fill in my sparse excuses for eyebrows....)
In the end we are re-testing, but honestly, I was made to feel so small I wanted to cry. Except I didn't because that would just strengthen the argument I am stressed and depressed and/or making things up. I was also told if I had a goitre they would be able to see it..... no exam nothing.... although I mentioned I cough almost every morning.
So, if once again I am just told I am "in the normal range" - where do I go from here? Can you push for referrals based on the results I am getting? Surely if a doctor won't refer you then you are stuck unless you can pay a private doctor? I don't want to be put on unnecessary treatment, but I would like some kind of discussion on what may be going on. Feeling very discouraged.
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