I’m fed up today. I spent the morning at the hospital. I thought I would feel better when my concerns about my thyroid function were confirmed. But I don’t. I now have proof that the tiredness, joint pains, weight gain, and brain fogginess are getting worse because my thyroid function is declining. What I don’t have is a cure.
It’s nearly a year since I started taking medication for low thyroid function. At the beginning I was told that it should be an easy thing to correct. I would just need to take a tablet a day for the rest of my life. It hasn’t been easy. The disease appears to be progressing faster than the medication adjustments.
Today’s appointment left me feeling angry. I was told that although my levels aren’t normal, and are still declining, that they want to wait another four months before changing my medication. I tried to explain how tired I felt but the Doctor brushed my comments aside. She had already written the prescription before I entered the room and wasn’t interested at all in my changing condition or symptoms.
I’m going to have to go and see my GP. He won’t be happy with my current hormone levels. I don’t know if he can override the hospitals decision but he can maybe do something about the joint pain and other symptoms.