After having hypothyroidism for 15 years or more I feel so let down by the UK doctors. In this time I have never felt well on thyroxine and also never seen a thyroid specialist. How strange is that. Symptoms, stomach issues, eye issues, bad muscle aches and pains, back pain, feeling hot and feeling cold, depression, anxiety, extreme fatigue, dry skin, very dry skin on feet with cracks appearing, fog and memory problems, palpitations so doctor dropped tablets from 175 mg to 100 and caused very bad blood results so up they go again and back come palpitations. Recently went to pharmacy and needed a carrier bag for medications. This is utter madness. When are doctors in the UK going to move ahead with this problem. We are still in the dark ages.
I would like to also know if UK offers desiccated thyroid hormone on prescription so I can try the alternative. I read, read and read about thyroid problems are gps doing the same. Feel like I am so alone and just continually going downhill until the next problem shows itself. Sorry but this illness gets you feeling like this. I will go on looking for an answer. Hope the national health service does too.