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    Hi, new here. Symptomatic but Dr says normal (won't give me exact results?)

    Hi, I wondered if anyone can help me. I feel completely despairing.

    I think I have the symptoms of hypothyroidism. They have been getting worse for the last couple of years. I finally went to the Dr because my periods had gone from being every 28 days (since I started my periods at 9) to being 19 days and very heavy. I've also put on 1 and a half stone in the last 2 months, I'm losing my hair and I've started getting awful spots (I've never had spots before, even as a teenager). I've also been suffering badly with depression over the last 3 months and terrible exhaustion, not to mention my memory has disappeared. I have 2 small children and I'm on my own, so I really can't go on like this. I've never felt like this before. Everything takes so much effort, all I want to do is sleep and my weight has just compounded my depression issues.

    So my Dr put me on the contraceptive pill to try and control my periods and sent me for blood tests to check thyroid function. I had the results today and everything is apparently 'OK'. That's all I've been told. I just don't know where else to go from here. I only visit the Dr's 3-4 times a year at most - so I'm no hypochondriac - but I just KNOW something is wrong and I shouldn't feel like this. Hypothyroidism fits all of my symptoms and then some! Does anyone have any advice on where to go next? Is there a specific consultant that you are referred to for thyroid problems? Are there are more tests I can have? If I can wrangle my results from my GP, what are 'normal' levels for real people, rather than Dr's 'normal' levels?

    Sorry to post so many questions! Thank you to any that respond.

    Leela

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    Hi @Leelalala and welcome to the site, personally I would phone up the doctors and get the actual blood test results, and maybe post them on here

    Hope you feel better soon
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    @Leelalala Did you ever find a doctor to test you for Hypothroidism?

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    Hi @Leelalala - have you got any further with answers from your GP?
    Last edited by Mike; 15th February 2012 at 08:42 PM.

 

 

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