Not getting anywhere with Doctors in Dundee! Any recommendations??

I have been diagnosed hypothyroid for 3 years now and feel I'm getting no better on 100mcg levothyroxine. Have gained 4 stone in weight and gone from being full of energy and never ill to feeling exhausted, light headed, achy and bloated. I also have IBS. Just wondering if anyone has found a good helpful and understanding doctor in Dundee? Have been to numerous and changed doctors surgerys 3 times now after getting nowhere. Usual story is go to weight watchers, get off the couch and stop being lazy and I'm eating too much :( Please help!!

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  • This seems such a common problem with the NHS, am going through the same scenario as you but for much longer. I have now really had enough of it all and started to do some research of my own, GP's don;t seem interested in symptoms, just their very unreliable tests.

    It seems there are several things which may interefere with the uptake of T4. I had my adrenals tested (saliva) and these are okay (ish) but don't seem to be a problem. Vitamins and minerals also play a part in the uptake, B12, folate, Vit D3, magnesium, ferritin/iron and copper/zinc.

    It could be that you just don't do well on synthetic T4 and would be better on a natural dessicated product. I am just about to give it a go myself.

    Hope this helps

  • Thanks for your reply. Getting bloods taken tomorrow so will see if there's any change from the 'normal' results and take it from there. They just don't seem to want to listen to fact you know when you are not right yourself. Will ask about natural thyroid treatment and post on here how I get on :) let me know if it works for you.

  • Nixter,

    I am in the borders, and like you have been hypothyroid for 3/4 years. My symptoms keep getting worse, and last time I saw my gp and talked to him about Amour (or NDT,{natural dessicated thyroid, usually from pigs but you can get a bovine one} ) he suggested that I have fybromyalgia, and ME.... that is after my cardiologist tells me I have arrhythmia and need an ablation, my weight has ballooned, and I do so understand the weight watchers comment, I have been there. Well, I won't bore you with all the stuff, but eventually I decided I would take my health into my own hands and self medicate on Amour. I have ordered it over the net, and will start it when it arrives. Perhaps I wouldn't have gone this far if the NHS could offer me some help/support or even connect the dots. If all my symtoms are hypothyroid and it seems they are why does the NHS treat you as if you have 10 or more different illness's concerns?

    Hope you get the answers you need. There is a great page on fb called stop the thyroid madness, which I have found helpful as well.

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