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started a thread several days ago to say that my tsh was coming back normal but I felt that I'd got a lot of hypothyroid symptoms.at the time I was very weak and foggy but I've recovered a bit and can walk a few hundred yards!
anyway, saw Professor X, an endocrinologist at my local hospital yesterday and once again all my tests are coming back normal and he's puzzled..so I'm a woman of mystery.
I don't know exacly what was tested and didn't ask for a printout because his printer was playing up but I know they hadn't tested free T4.
He is pretty convinced I haven't got hypothyroid but has given me a bloodtest for hypothyroid antibodies (and cortisol) "in order to convince me"...but he told me that even if the thyroid antibody test came back positive for hashimoto's he wouldn't treat me because of my otherwise normal results.He is also ruling out other auto-immune problems because my ESR (?) test was normal.
My pulse rate was 90 and he said that my heatbeat sounded anxious through the stethascope..I said that I thought that being anxious at that point was pretty normal behaviour!
Anyway, I've been referred to cardiology for an ecg which can't do any harm as my circulation has always been pretty pathetic and I've got to have 3 "prolonged fasting" tests to rule out hypoglycaemia as I told him how I get very weak and "nasty" if I get too hungry and don't eat regularly.
Told my niece, who takes so many tablets she must rattle for symptoms very similar to hypothyroid and she laughed,apparently it's the standard "don't know so pass the buck" route that she and her daughter(diagnosed cfs) have been down.
Guess I'm just a menopausal woman after all..pass the valium.
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