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Hooray! Yippee!! I've been to see the homeopath -and the circadian rhythm worked!!!!

First of all, I would like to thank this site, the administrators and the members with who without I would have been left to the behest of ignorant Doctors. Thank you all for your help, advice and support XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

I am still up in the air!! Not because I CLEARLY have thyroid disease, but because it has been recognised and is being treated - and wait for it - with NDT!!!!!!!!!

I went to see this wonderful man in Winchester who listened to me, looked at my clinical symptoms (and blood tests) and quickly came to the conclusion that I had an underactive thyroid and offered me Erfa. He also said that he thought my adrenal function was in a poor way and is treating that as well He has my full 1000% recommendation!!

I showed him the blood test that I posted recently, and together with that, my basal temperatures for nearly a month, which were low, and his clinical appraisal of recent trauma. He either wants to see me again in 6 weeks or a phone call or a Skype call to discuss the situation.

It cost £138 for his consultation, and around £50 for the medication - which included the Erfa, homeopathic remedies and Nutri Adrenal and Nutri Adrenomax. He also wants me to do a Genova Adrenal stress profile which was £75. A follow up consultation will be £68. Money well spent Ladies and Gentlemen.

Then, when we got home, the Blue Horizon test that I did last week, you may remember which I took at 5am. to catch the natural circadian rhythm, came through. A BIG difference in the TSH - At 4.30 in the pm it was 3.14 range 0.34 - 5.60 at 5am it was 5.7 in a range of 0.27 - 4.2 - BINGO!! And they also give you a short report which said that the TSH was elevated!!

In the afternoon the T3 was 4.6 in a range of 3.80 - 6.00 - at 5am it was 4. 6 in a range of 3.1 - 6.8 (not a big difference)

In the afternoon the T4 it was 10.0 in a range of 7.9 - 20.0 - at 5am it was 102 in a range of 59 -154 9 (not sure about that?)

The free thyroxine which wasn't tested before was 13.9 in a range of 12.0 - 22.0 -(can someone tell me what this means??) and the thyroglobulin antibody was 18.8 on a scale of 0-115 (negative) also what does this mean?

Anyway Folks,

It was well worth the visit and the blood test, and for the first time in a while I feel I've actually got somewhere! If you want my wonderful man's details please PM me and I will pass it on gladly!!

Huge Love to All


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We'll done, I'm really pleased for you. I agree money well spent :-)

I'm thinking of going for the same tests - how easy was it to get enough blood to send off? I had a hard time getting four spots I needed for the Vitamin D test.


I found I got more blood from my ring finger. I tried my second finger first but it didn't really yield much! But it only took about 5 mins to do.


Not sure what finger I used. I used my left hand and I think I ought to have tried my right hand, that's the one I used to use when I gave blood, better flow than my left arm. Someone said it works better if you are nice and warm and also to drink water beforehand too. Will need to find someone to stab my finger by surprise. I don't think I did it hard enough last time, I probably jumped as I did it.


It was easy. they send you 3 lancets which are very effective. the phial is fairly small, probably half a teaspoon, instructions very specific and easy to follow. You need to stab yourself fairly hard but its not particularly painful and heals very quickly. I got most blood out of my left index finger - I am right handed and they recommend that you stab your less dominant hand. I ended up stabbing 3 fingers but I probably wasn't viscious enough the first time!! BE VISCIOUS!! I'm so glad I did it. If you can get to Winchester - GO!! Sheenahxx


Think I probably didn't stab myself hard enough last time, will get my nearest and dearest to try it. When I think of all the blood I have wasted in the past with my many vegetable peeling accidents!


Ha Ha Ha!! Know what you mean!! No you can do it your self - just think of your unsympathetic doctor - and say "Have some of that you Bar Steward"!!! That might workXX

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My doctors are all really nice - will just have to think of someone else who is irritating.


Sounds great, really pleased for you!

The antibodies are negative, which is good news. Basically you should have under 115, which you have, so that's fine. Did they do TPO antibodies too?

Total T4 is bound thyroxine, free T4 is unbound, so available for the body to use. I think the free t3 & t4 are the important ones. The different numbers will be because they use different units I think, the most important thing is where in the range you fall. You can calculate the percentile position if you want to be able to directly compare them.

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Hello My Dear

It says Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 7.1 range 0-34 - what does this mean? x


That's good too. It means your antibodies should be between zero and 34, and yours are 7.1, so absolutely fine! It means you don't have hashimoto's, which is an autoimmune condition. For comparison, my thyroglobulin antibodies are 1823!! :-(


Really good news, well done, how many months medication did you get ?


Hi 60 days


Result!! What a relief it must have been for you to be listened to and treatment recommended.

Good luck and do keep us updated.


I am happy for you and it's great when you are finally diagnosed (properly).


Sheenah, please do give me the name of said Doc who comes to London on Weds from Winchester. So happy for you! Thanks so much!


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