Well that was a consultation to remember: nearly an hour, Consultant, Registrar and two students in attendance. I've been attending these things for a decade or more, presenting with symptoms we're all familiar with when T4 stops working and being told that the bloods are normal, go back to my GP for more anti-depressants, aspirin, statins, nsas,etc etc. All the time feeling just as bad, meek, compliant. Until today. Today I rocked up feeling fit, healthy and happy, stable on 80mcg of T3 taken in one dose - no wobbles, no crises, just take it, forget about the condition altogether and get on with my life. He didn't like that, for some reason. He didn't like it when I told him that I had recovered despite him, not because of him. He didn't like the fact that I knew my subject, was prepared to justify my choice of medication over his, challenged his slavish devotion to T4 to the exclusion of all alternatives and told him I'd rather live like this for 5 years than live 15 years like I was. So we agreed that there was little point in him continuing to see me, and another consultant is to be found. Bring it on!
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