Drs in Manchester

Hi there I have just moved to Manchester after being back In Australia for the past few years. I was diagnosed with Hashimotos after the birth of my first child 2 years ago and having so many symptoms I also lost my left kidney just before being diagnosed. I went to my new local NHS clinic for bloods and they would only test my TSH I've got the flu for the 2nd time in 3 weeks and it being the 4th time in 4 months. I'm exhausted and can barely look after my girls (2yrs & 4months) please can anyone recommend any Drs/Endos/Physicians I dont care if they are Private or NHS just need to see someone asap. I don't even care if I have to drive 1-2hrs. I also have an alot with Dr Barry Peatfield in Feb but thats ages away. Many thanks.

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  • If members know they will send you a Private Message. Also email louise.warvill@thyroiduk.org for a list and one may be near you.

    Do you have a copy of the blood tests your GP did? If so post them so that members can comment, with the ranges which are important.

    I assume you are not on levothyroxine? You should be in order to try to halt the antibodies attack on your thyroid gland. You will eventually go hypothyroid. With two young babies to look after you must be so exhausted. Often pregnancy can bring on a thyroid gland problem.

    Take a high dose of Vitamin C to try to help your system fight infections. These are also vitamins/minerals which can be helpful:

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/treatm...

    If your GP hasn't tested your Vitamin B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate ask for these to be done. You will probably realise by now that there doesn't appear to be much knowledge in the medical profession about treatment for us. When you feel a bit better, put your thyroid history in your Profile as it means you don't have to be asked the same questions so often. i.e. when first diagnosed, medication, dose, etc. up-to-date blood test results with ranges. Members can then click on your name and it will take them to your profile.

  • Hi thanks for the rowdy I am

    On Thyroxine 125 a day and have been for a while my antibodies where really

    High when I was diagnosed but can't fondy blood results my TSH is in the so called normal range but haven't had anything else checked as haven't seen a good enough GP. I got the list of Drs but not one is even remotely close to me

  • I'm sorry there isn't a doctor near you. Also, never take 'normal' from a GP when discussing thyroid hormones. We usually need a TSH of around 1 or lower. Always get a print-out from the surgery from now on with the ranges. When you have your next blood test, don't take levo before it, and have it as early as possible as TSH is highest then.

    I hope someone can recommend a doctor for you. This is a link which you may find helpful as well.

    hypothyroidmom.com/5-things...

  • Thank you very lovely of you.

  • BrookeSkinner, If you want to check your FT4 and FT3 you can order your own thyroid blood tests from Blue Horizon and Genova via thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin...

    When you get your results post them in a new question with the lab ref ranges (the figures in brackets after you results) and members will advise whether you are optimally medicated.

  • You might find this article by Dr. Amy Myers MD about autoimmune conditions of interest. She recently interviewed 39 experts for the Autoimmune Summit and reviews what she learned. PR

    amymyersmd.com/2014/12/02/w...

  • Manchester New Hampshire or somewhere else?

  • Manchesteerr New Haammppshittrr or ssomewwhere elsse

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