Yes, I did 2 yrs ago as I felt it fairly obvious, I eventually got a sympathetic GP, it was within normal range, that's when I found out about my Hb.
Not sure what TSH was exactly, gp said it was fine and told me to 'eat less' hb = haemoglobin level was 8 is now 13 - anemia does prevent the ability to lose weight as apparently the body stores everything. I have lost 12lb over the 4 weeks, but am sure it is just fluid, yes I am active, after the last diet I tried, I have been very health conscious and have cut out wheat (I have an intolerance - shan't bore you) and keeping in mind recommended daily calories etc. I have very heavey periods but this has not raised concern- often wondered if it had anything to do with it. I think my thyroid was tested before I started the treatment and I asked if all was in order and was told it was all fine. I started the treatment as I am 5 stone over weight and 5'3! (I don't look it though as I am fairly well tonned with good posture - (well as good as it can appear walking around in a fat suit!) My main concern is heart disease, my father had a massive CA aged 45 - I'm sure 90! fags a day didn't help, but personally - I contracted a myocarditis at 21 and it has left me with an enlarged heart.
Hope some of this helps, regards Corinne
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Hi thanks for that, I think you are right and I need to find a good GP who will listen - very hard to come by around hear (took 8 yrs to get childs tonsils removed - and when I took eldest in with coeliacs was asked if there was something wrong or was I just not getting enough sleep?) I will write down your suggestions and check out functional medicine, I have a family history of thyroid disfunction but it was never considered important. Please could you work on the rest of your profession regarding attitudes to obesity - it doesn't always equal a face stuffing coach potatoe! If I ever get sorted out properly, I'm going to make sure I pass on what I learn on the journey. Regarding the diet, thanks, XXXXX XXXXX asking me if I'm in ketosis and I keep saying no and they say you must be, you just don't know it! Nice to know I'm not going round the bend. Doctors needing bonuses -try being in the private sector! I was fortunate enough to work with wonderful Doctors in South Africa and I hope to have my faith restored here so thanks for helping regain a bit. Sorry for the rant - but just making the most of the fee haha. Thanks agian, just remembered NB point! Alizonne were supposed to do my ESR before RX began, but forgot/not enough blood whatever.. only did it last week. If it is abnormal they will definately be getting an earful. Best regards Corinne (X RGN, with communtity, psychiatric and midwifery)