I am sorry you are going through this. Was the test for your thyroid.
You are entitled to get angry. I hate paperwork myself.
I am a 57 year old in chronic pain. I also,have thyroid disease and many health issues. I can't walk yet can't get disability...
I hope you feel,better and get things straight.
Hi Cindee, thanks for your reply.
Yes the test was for my thyroid - Free T3. My NHS registered GP wouldn't order the test free of charge and because my friends at support group thought I could be having trouble converting they suggested I get tested for it. It might make the GP sit up and listen to me for once.
I've managed to get myself a jobseeker's appointment for tomorrow except I go to art therapy once a week (for the thyroid problems and also to get out and talk to people) and we were planning on going to an art museum with another group. I didn't want to miss out on going so instead of catching a lift with my art therapist/mentor I have to meet them up there by bus (museum is central as is my jobseeker's appointment).
It's just that everything else is cutting into my recovery and that was why I left my previous job. I had a job for a short time elsewhere but it was so stressful - it was also a much senior job and I no longer worked as part of a team of people, only me. By the time my thyroid was retested the TSH had gotten so high and I put that down to the amount of stress in the job I had only just left. It was a mutual agreement for me to leave as there were so many things I just couldn't get right. I think they were looking for someone with financial experience and I had none of that.
I'm sorry to hear you have chronic pain and thyroid disease. The worst thing about it is that my family can't see how sick I feel but I feel very sick inside. I used to be in chronic pain with my hip (it was resolved through surgery after 5 years of pain!) but I get pain everywhere else. I also get very bad Raynaud's Syndrome which has depressed me too.
Thanks for your reply. :)
So sorry honey you are too young for this...sorry I didn't answer ..people never understand pain...
how are you doing now. what are your TSH and T4 Levels when last tested. i'm also going through all this, its awful.would be good to swap notes. I have been told it is important to get your TSH below 2.5. it just scares me that the doctors don't really know what they are talking about out there.
ps i take 75mcg of levothyroxine, my TSH is 5.9 and i feel awful