I have suffered from depression since I was 19 now 42. The episodes are getting longer and worse and anti-depressants (SSRI's) and talking therapy doesn't seem to help either. Therefore want to see if there is a problem with my Thyroid or Adrenal glands. My TSH results are 1.32 mIU/L (0.35 - 4.94) which has come back as normal. My GP won't give me a fuller test looking at Free T4, Free T3 & Reverse T3.
In fact when I mentioned to her that I was taking NDT (Procept Metavive I - porcine thyroid) - 65mg a day, she wasn't at all happy. From that point onwards she didn't want to carry on with the consultation as "I have already decided there is something wrong with my thyroid."
I did manage to get the name of a Endo who I will have to pay to get a full thyroid test.
Not sure what to do next really. I don't actually know if the Procept actually contains any T4/T3, I have been taking it for 2 weeks now, no real change. I am also taking a regular multi-vit supp once a day and have just started taking 2000mg of Vit C with bioflavanoids. This was recommended to support the adrenal glands on Dr. Wilson's website.
I live in Buckinghamshire, does anybody know of a reputable Dr or GP or health practitioner that would be able to do the full thyroid test?