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After struggling with uncontrolable weight gain, hair loss, lack of libido, depression,pain in throat, extreme sensitivity to cold, puffy eyes and chin, muscle cramps to name the main symptoms , I underwent the routine blood test by the doctor.It came back that my thyroid function was normal and the doctor suggested that I was probably getting over glandular fever and this would explain my painful throat.He suggested patience and that I will be better soon.
I knew that 3 cousins on my mothers side have thyroid disorders but I've recently found out my paternal grandmother suffers with hypothyroidism as did 4 of her 7 childern (not including my father) and my cousin, who is displaying all my symptoms.
She was able to pay to go privately to an endocronologist who did more indepth blood work and indeed wnt on to diagnose her.
My question is'nt really about whether or not people think it is or isn't thyroid problems it's more ofr advice as to how to go about gettign referred on to an endocronologist via the NHS.
I'm not one for wasting the NHS's resourses just to settle curiosity, I genuinely feel given my family history, symptoms and the fact that I have another auto immune condition (endometriosis) that I should be referred.
Does any one have any similar experience or can advise me on my rights as a patient.
If I have to I will save up, but it will take me while so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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