Hi, I have hypothyroidism (autoimmune) and although my results are normal after gradually going from 25mcg to 100mcg, I still have some symptoms. These are tiredness, slight dizziness, moderate to severe depression (sometimes suicidal), anxiety, aches and pains, hairloss from childhood (I'm 30 now). The tiredness and pains have improved a lot, as have the condition of my hair and skin (which I didn't even know was a symptom) and I did get a dead leg a couple of times before starting medication which hasn't happened again. My symptoms are still bothering me and, I think, really affecting my quality of life in relation to raising my son and coping at work.
As lovely as my Doctor is (and maybe I'm being unfair and he is totally right in his decision), he has said that he will send me counselling to help me cope with my remaining symptoms but I am stuck with them because of the autoimmune aspect of my condition and there is no other medication that can make these any better. I have had blood tests for numerous things (I am waiting for my records so I know exactly what they are) and nothing else has come back as being out of the ordinary.
After this long essay what I basically want to know is if it is possible to find a Dr to register with based on their interest and experience with my condition. I have read a book about the thyroid but it was written by an American and the advice about "choosing" a doctor based on their experience in your condition sounds like something that is not available on NHS. Hope my post makes sense. Ta.