I wanted to see Dr Peatfield but he is not back till end of Febraury, should I wait or is there some one that can be recommended
Can any one recommend one of the GP on the list... - Thyroid UK
If you email firstname.lastname@example.org she has a list of NHS Endos/private doctors.
If a member recommends someone, they will send you a private message.
I am waiting to see Dr Peatfield had my appointment changed due to his ill health. My GP whom I saw today shares my belief that I have a thyroid problem but not sure how to treat it due to high BP , palpitations etc ? He is encouraging me to wait until I see Dr Peatfield as he feels he may answer the issues I have before sending me for a further NHS appointment.
Uncertain if allowed to mention but have you read up on Dr Sarah Myhill ?
I have read up on Dr Myhill who also is not seeing new patients at the moment but you can order tests kits from them . Think I will wait for Dr Peatfield
I notice from your profile that you only joined towards the end of last year. Do you have any blood test results that were done recently ? Perhaps it would help you to post them here with ranges and lots of helpful people will comment. The advice could bridge the gap between now and when you see Dr P. Just wondered what your concerns are and if anyone could help ? What dose are you on ? Vits and supplements ? Sometimes it's the smallest things that can help. Can see from your pic that you do look Hypo - as I once did before diagnosis and optimal treatment....
Thank you I was put on 50mg then 75 mg thyroid replacement my GP said I was just under normal ! I have a vitamin D deficiency, iron and folic acid deficiency. I am constantly tired joints ache and constant weight gain despite not eating bread, pasta or rice. I am going to ask for blood testa again the only number that I know is my Vitamin D was 39
Your VitD is extremely LOW ! What dose are you on ? Have a feeling 75mcg T4 is too low a dose for you - are you converting the T4 into the ACTIVE T3 ? Do you have Hashimotos ? When your GP says you are just under normal - what does he mean and normal for who ? We are all individuals and it is important that Docs LISTEN to your symptoms as well as looking at the blood results. Please post your latest ones with ranges and someone will help.... Are you taking something for the iron deficiency - and if so are you taking it well away from your T4 ?
I am taking one vit D a day I take thyroxin in the morning and iron in the eve. I have not been told I have hashimotos and I don't understand about the conversion to t3? Can you explain what this does please. My GP does not listen to the symptoms that I have told him I've explained about the pain in my joints ache am constantly tired and lack motivation but he just shrugs it off
The VitD tablets can vary in dose - I take one that is 5,000 IU's and there are some that are smaller - like 2,500. A smaller dose than 5,000 will have little effect in winter when there is so little sun as your reading is low.
Your Doc may not tell you about Hashimotos - but you could ask him for the anti-bodies to be checked. Anti-TPO and Anti-Tg. It is the most common thyroid illness throughout the world and is auto-immune.
When you take the T4 tablet it is a storage hormone and is not active in the body. To be active it changes into T3 - and that is why it is often suggested on this forum that the FT3 is tested. So that you have an idea of how much ACTIVE hormone there is in the body. A hormone that is needed in trillions of cells in the body.
Have you looked at the Thyroid UK website - so much information where you can learn so much and answer lots of your own questions. Also try and obtain your blood test results from your surgery and post them here with ranges. Lots of people will assist. Also click onto some of the topics on the right hand side of this page - there will be lots of things that could interest you.
I do take vitamin D, folic acid and iron. What was your diagnosis did you see someone from the list ?
Hi Amandajl. Have you seen a NHS endo? There are some good ones out there and no expensive private fee and subsequent prescriptions to pay for.
I see one at Hull Royal Infirmary. I think he is on Louise's list of good endo's. He prescribes T3 and really listens you. A really nice man and he cares for his patients health and well being. :-). Good luck with whoever you see and I hope you get properly treated and feel better.
I gave seen about 4 the recent was north London they were all private apart from one who diagnosed me with vit D none of them have done anything. I found the last one I saw awful. I've not seen one on the nhs as my GP seems to think because I have thyroxin that all that can be done . I live in Surrey so hull is,a long way for me.
Hi Amandajl :-). Hull is less than 2 hrs on the train from London, if that's any help? Sometimes tickets are only £10 each way. I guess it depends on how long it would take you to get to Kings Cross from where you live and how much time you have? Hull to Hampshire (where my mum lives) is motorway all the way and takes 4hrs by car! But that is an 8+ hour return journey! A long day. I hope you find a good one nearer to you and you get properly treated and subsequently good health good luck! Have you asked Louise for the good endo's list? There are NHS as well as private.
Oops just lost my 2nd reply!!! I don't know if 1st is still there? I've written 2.
What I was a going to say is. Hull is not far away if you were prepared to travel to see Dr P! (This HU site is a bl**dy pain since it has been revamped! Wish they would bring back the old site!)
Hi not sure where you live. If you want lo see a wonderful Endo, I see one privately , not expensive, then meds, tests etc can be from GP.Endo covers a lot of things. She has a clinic at leamington Spa on Saturdays. lovely and good. You would need a referral. You can use some skype and phone consultations, not so good though.
If you do wish for details, send me a privare message. ( PM) Just click on my name.