I went to my first appointment with the endo today, armed with thyroid function tests, vitamin and mineral results and a 2 weeks avg basal temperature chart, and feeling very positive that she seemed to get the 'it's bigger than TSH result' approach. And in one sense she was, but my belief that her interest in CFS and Fibromyalgia meant she was of the view it was untreated hypothyroidism, couldn't have been further from the truth.
Yes, she said, your thyroid isn't functioning properly, but I don't prescribe thyroxine, I'm a firm believer in cognitive behavioural therapy and multi-vitamins, and no processed foods. Fix the CFS and the thyroid will sort itself out. She even went as far as to say my bipolar could be cured in the same way and I could be drug free if I followed her plan, and saw her psychologist friend. She sent me away with the title of a self-help book, and a pack of A-Z multivitamins, promising that would sort out my thyroid.
Do I bother asking my GP for a second opinion, or do I just crack on and self-medicate? I'm sick of feeling like this, I've been poorly for so long. What is the general consensus on self medication...levo or NDT? Can anyone recommend a safe site I can purchase from without prescription?