My boyfriend has had an underactive thyroid caused by a botched thyroid opertion 20 years ago. I don't think his GPs have ever got his thyroxin drug dose right and he's now seriously obese, depressed, cracked feet, sleep apnia, pins and needles in his fingers - he's seriously struggling...
His GP regularly tells him his blood tests are 'normal' (he has never been given T3 or T4 info) and just repeatedly puts him on a 'healthy eating course' which he's been on 3 times now!
We found this website the other day, so he went back and saw a different doctor in the practice, taking information from this webpage with him. He couldn't believe his ears when that doctor told him 'you don't want to self-diagnose yourself off the internet - and who's to say your underactive thyroid hasn't healed itself by now anyway?'
My boyfriend is losing hope if even his doctors won't help him; does anybody know any decent GPs in New Brighton?! Is there any way we can get him on the right treatment so he might start to feel well again? We would be grateful for ANY help or advice