A GP that Listens !!

I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's nearly 3 months ago. I think I am doing well on my Levo and I feel I am nearly at my optimum level. I did think that my GP did not really care about my treatment, as she had told me in the past that the NHS did not test for antibodies, which as a Hashi's sufferer is a major concern to me.

I am now following Dr Haskell's 3 phase plan ( as set out in his book "Hope for Hashimoto's") which has indeed offered me hope. On my visit to my GP last week, I decided to tell her about this plan . I was very pleasantly surprised that she seemed interested in what I am doing asking lots of questions and also asked me WHAT I NEEDED FROM HER.

I am extremely pleased with the reaction from my GP and I am now going to be tested for my antibodies.

Just want to add a big thank you to everyone on this site for the valuable advice I have received on taking Levo and what supplements to take and knowing that there is support if I ever need it.

Good Luck to everyone


6 Replies

  • That is great news! Stories like this give others hope too that one day they will find a doctor that will help them.

    Please let us know how you get on with this plan. If you find it works for you, I'm sure other Hashimoto's sufferers would love to hear about it.

    Wishing you continued improvement :)

    Carolyn x

  • ...have ordered the book and await its arrival !

  • How frustrating I've just searched for the book on kindle and iBooks and it isn't listed. Is it only in hard copy?


  • it is really great to hear this positive feedback, I will look up the book, thank you for this information. good luck .


  • Dr. Haskell does have a series of videos if that would be of help to anyone. PR


  • Thanks for all the lovely responses. I know Dr Haskell has a video form of his book, but sorry I don't know whether this is in iBook form too.. I got my book from Amazon.

    I'm giving myself 3 months on Phase 1, this is to reduce my TSH and Antibodies as low as I can get them. Dr Haskell states that on this phase it is pointless worrying about T3 and T4 as for Hashi sufferers these will fluctuate like mad. I've been gluten-free about 4 weeks, this is also advised in the plan. It's not as bad as I thought it would be. it's a bit limiting when eating-out, but at least I'm on a healthy diet. I will let you all know how I get on.


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