I took my thyroid results with me, along with a list of symptoms I've been having and stuff I've been taking to try to help with how I'm feeling.
He called the doctor I'd had my tests done with a 'quack' for suggesting a trial of thyroxine to help as my TSH was 3.3. He then did a check-up (I have to admit this was pretty thorough) and pronounced I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. He said there are three options: antidepressants, cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise. Hmm, if I'd wanted a textbook answer, I would have gone to the library. He basically parroted a load of stuff he must have learnt at medical school.
He told me that all the tablets I was taking to help wouldn't do anything, but then offered me absolutely no
idea as to what I could
do to help myself. Antidepressants made all my symptoms worse. I'm already doing plenty of exercise. That only leaves CBT, but my family say they don't think there's anything wrong with my state of mind.
I have a doctor who thinks low-grade fever is causing my freezing cold hands and feet (?!) and an endo who thinks this is caused by CFS, despite it predating it by almost a year (?!). The endo said my cholesterol is too high and that my toenails splitting in two horizontally is indicative of a chronic illness, but then couldn't tell me what that would be!
Help! Where on earth do I go from here?!