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I have had a partial thyroidectomy (isthmus removed 20 years

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I have had a partial thyroidectomy (isthmus removed 20 years ago) and since then have had chemotherapy twice for breast cancer 6 years ago.
My problem is that although my TSH tests are "normal" according to my GP, I have a number of signs and symptoms of hypothroidism eg. thinning hair, broadening of face, coarse skin, weight gain which is difficult to lose, joint and muscle pains, peripheral neuropathy, sleepiness, and so on. My GP refuses to send me to an endocrinologist.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.
This is Dr. David

I am sorry you are having these symptoms.

do you know what your TSH level is?

you should see an endocrinologist.

you need a lot of blood work to check your am cortisol, ACTH, anti thyroid antibodies.

can you refer yourself to see an endocrinologist?