Jane's health story

Jane Moore (68) had been suffering from upper stomach bloating for about four years. She felt at her wit's end and was convinced a thyroid imbalance was causing her symptoms. Here’s her story:

I found out about Medichecks through a friend who had already used their tests. I had been suffering upper stomach bloating for over 4 years and had gone through a myriad of tests through my GP to discover a cause. I also had many tests for other things and appointments with an endocrinologist to no avail.  I took the Thyroid Function with Antibodies Blood Test to get a full picture of my results as I felt that my thyroid was indeed the problem but had no other options left to pursue through my own GP. I was at my wits end as I was convinced it was my thyroid playing up.  (I had some treatment for 5 years in the 1980’s at St Thomas’s Hospital in London for a thyroid imbalance, only to have my treatment revoked upon moving to North Wales. I had originally visited St Thomas’s to take part in a trial of Primrose Oil for PMT but the consultant said I was not eligible to take part as I had a thyroid disfunction.)  Since then, I have not felt myself at all – very overactive and various other symptoms throughout.  4 years ago, I asked my GP if all my various symptoms, including the bloat, could be due to a thyroid imbalance again. My sister also has a thyroid problem for which she receives Levothyroxine.  After other tests every avenue was exhausted but I felt really ill. I had most of the symptoms of Hypothyroidism with bloating, exhaustion and weight gain being the most difficult to handle.

I did several tests through Medichecks and that showed a problem with TSH and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies. My TSH level then was 4.99 and here in Cornwall they don’t give any treatment until 10 plus. I had an appointment with a new GP at our surgery who took a look at the Medichecks results and decided the problem was my thyroid – she said she treats the person and not the numbers.  I was started on 25mc Levo.

I had already tried to improve my diet and general health using probiotics; GF bread; more exercise and little food but to no great avail.  I still use all these techniques as they seemed to help a little.

Medichecks has been a lifesaver for me!  After completing another test and showing those results to the GP she upped my meds to 50mc. At that time it was difficult to go to the GP surgery for a blood test due to Covid 19.

 I feel amazing! I am me again!

I have recommended Medichecks to other friends who have been struggling and they have all said the test is simple to do and how good it is to get to see the results and have them analysed by your doctors.

Personally, I can’t thank Medichecks enough for giving me my life back again. No more bloating, depression, aches and pains or dry skin. It has changed my life. Without the help of Medichecks I don’t know where I would be now.

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