I have had the symptoms of an underactive thyroid for ages now. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovaries after forcing my doctor to send me to our local hospital for a scan. I had suffered for years with a variety of symptoms. I've been onto focus group websites and the website for the British Thyroid Association and I tick the box of every single symptom for an an underactive thyroid. Before I had my two children I was a size 10 airline stewardess, loaded with energy and enjoying life to the full. Since then, I have gained 4 stone in weight, have absolutely no energy, my hair comes out when I wash it and my body permanently aches all over. My problem is that because my TSH levels come back as normal after a blood test, my GP won't do anything about my problem. Just tells me to 'go on a diet' and have done with it. It has been proven in the States that you can have a normal TSH level and still be suffering from Thyroid problems - however the British GP's seem to class this as 'bad medicine' because it hasn't been proven and researched in this country.
I am due to have yet another TSH blood test on Wednesday - and if that comes back as normal and my GP, yet again, refuses to prescribe me with any medication, I am thinking of resorting to purchasing the drugs from Europe online.
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