will anyone listen to me?
Hi everyone, This is what I feel is really desperate for me. I have never written to one of these boards before,but I need someone to listen to me. I just turned 40 years old and have been experiencing some frightening symptoms over the past 3 years now, there are too many to mention but to name a few...... Severe chest pains, rapid pulse, severe fatique, fibromyalgia,depression. I have had numerous tests for my thyroid and last year i was diagnosed with graves disease by my Family doctor, My thyroid scan revealed a 72 percent uptake with tech 99. my Tsh was 0.22(.049-4.67)range T4 was 8.8 (4.5-12.0)and T3 was 38.78(25.00-38.00) I was sent to a endo "specialist" that told me without even looking at the test reports and scan that It was not a thyroid problem but was Menopause. Grant that I did have a hysterectomy when I was 22, I have been on estrogens since. He told me that the doctors read the "reports" incorrectly and told me to "deal with the facts of being a woman!" needless to say he did not stay my "specialist" very long.I relocated to a different city and still feeling really horrible. My symptoms are increasingly worse now. My new GP ordered a TSH,T3 and T4. The results were TSH= .28 (0.40 - 5.50 )range values. My T3uptake =31 (22-35)range and T4 Free =1.7 (0.8-1.8)range -- My doctor tells me that I am "hyperthyroid" but that the "levels" do not indicate the severity of my symptoms and has played it as being "depression/anxiety" this infuriates me to the point of giving up. I told her that yes of course I am depressed, I have felt so bad for such a long time that it is hard to feel "happy"(DUHHH) sorry! so she puts me on Zoloft,buspar,xanax,and toporol- the irony in this is that I still feel horrible its just with all these meds I really do not care. (hee haa???)
I know my body and I know that I am not suffering from pure depression, There has got to be a reason for this but I am not able to get anyone (doctor's) to listen to me. My advice from my current GP was to "chill out" and quit smoking! any suggestions?? sorry this was so long but I need to know if anyone else has had this type of experience and what do I do? Thanks for any information you can offer.