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I've been feeling pretty rubbish for some time now- three years ago GP told me over the phone that I had been deficient in iron and that it was below half what it should be- 8 and think it needs to be 20. This was following some complaints I had made about extreme bloating/flatulence/diarrhea and eventually feeling very tired.
I also put on a bit of weight but I blamed poor eating habits and lack of exercise and started exercising a lot more (by cycling to work mainly) and eating lots of salads, fish, chicken etc.
Two years later (Dec 2016) I was still feeling awful and even worse- more weight gain, plus brain fogginess and aching back/legs, low mood and not wanting to exercise. I also had some scary heart palpitations and chest tightness when I was at work. When I had a blood test, the ferritin result was the same as before- 8. There was also some issue with tissues/muscles which the GP referred to as 'rheumatology' but should go away once I had another test and had taken the ferrous fumarate she had prescribed for a weeks. She didn't really explain what it meant I felt! Overall, she concluded that heavy periods
About four weeks later I discussed the results of another blood test with her and she just said 'everything is fine' without really expanding on the results. I wasn't too happy with this as I had not been feeling too well over the holiday period- on NYE my head went completely cold and my entire body felt numb all over like there was an issue with my nervous system or something.
I asked over the phone later about my thyroid and she said that my TSH was 1.3 and T3 (if I remember correctly) was something like 13-15- all within the normal ranges.
I had an ECG but haven't had the results yet and received a letter from the said GP to book an appointment to discuss the results.
After a period where I lost quite a bit of weight rather mysteriously, I am now putting weight on slowly and I can't lose any of it which is also making me feel less confident and a bit angry.
Is there any chance that another GP may interpret any results or symptoms differently as linked to my thyroid and prescribe a more serious medication?
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