having been recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism, i have managed to suffer almost 4 months of suffering every side effect symptom of taking levothyroxine. I go t so fed up with feeling like absolute rubbish all the time that I finally managed to get an appointment to see my GP with the intention of asking to see an Endocrinologist. No such luck! First of all he raised my dose and when I asked about NDT, he said 'I'm a synthetic man, I only prescribe Levothyroxine at the practice, so it this or nothing.' I am so annoyed. No only was he so dismissive with me, he just upped the dose without bloods and refused to refer me to an Endo. I said I would pay privately, but he said it wasn't worth it. I then called the private hospital to arrange an appointment and guess what? No appointment without GP referral! So very fed up with the whole thing. I even said how concerned I was that long term usage of Levothyroxine caused osteoperosis - something which I can't afford to have on top of rheumatoid arthritis in the spine - did not appear bothered in the slightest. I could cry I'm so frustrated with the whole thing. I just want answers and an end to all these horrible symptoms.