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Old 03-02-2012, 06:04 AM   #1
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Angry Banging my head against a brick wall!!!


Just had my blood test results back and my TSH is 'normal' at 2.0. No idea what the refernce range is as I'm never told.

Been experiencing the following symptoms:
- Fatigue
- Dry & lifeless skin
- Hair loss
- Stomach problems (slow digestion and bloating)
- Headaches
- Mood swings
- Generally feeling low and 'not quite right'

I'm currently on 50mcg Levothyroxine and thought that maybe an increase would help with the above problems but since my TSH came back normal the doc has refused.

I always ask them to check T3, T4 etc when they order the test but they never listen! I'm at breaking point now and don't know what I can do. The doc seems quite happy to let me carry on feeling rubbish.

Does anyone in the UK know how I can see an endo specialist without a GP referral? I don't have private health cover and can't get any due to my existing thyroid condition!

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Old 03-03-2012, 01:43 PM   #2
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Re: Banging my head against a brick wall!!!

Try contacting Dr Gordon Skinner based in Birmingham or Dr Barry Durrant Peatfield - both look outside the box and are private. You will require a referral for Dr Skinner but not for Dr Peatfield.

Old 03-07-2012, 09:50 AM   #3
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Re: Banging my head against a brick wall!!!

I experienced something similar. but the only difference being my doc was cooperative and run some more tests. I was diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency too.
I really dont know what clicked.. the Vitamin D tablets, or my diet, or the exercising...
It took time.. but slowly it the symptoms faded off...

Had two years of reasonably good health..
Now going through the whole deal all over again...
Wishing you a fast recovery..... take care....

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