I posted recently about seeing a Dr where I came back feeling very disappointed and suspicious that I had wasted my money. Well, after this mornings 6.30am consultation call! I do not feel much differently. In fact all he did was go on about NDT (textbook stuff) and when I moved the conversation along, mindful of my costs, he started going on about lifestyle - things which I know all about. If it was a simple case of less input more output I would not have wasted over £300 seeing him and neither would I have spent the last few years overweight, not 100% and unhappy. Now to the blood results:-
Thyroxine = 22 (Range 12-22)
T3 = 12.8 (Range 3.1-6.8)
TSH = 0.01 (Range 0.27-4.2)
He is interested in seeing my bloods from 3 years ago but I would need to book another appointment and then a consultation fee to discuss!
Obviously, when I went to see him I discussed the fact that my issues started after coming off the contraceptive pill. I reiterated this in my phone call again to him today. The absolute annoying thing was that when I went to see him, he advised me to stop using taking the Pro Jest cream until after the appointment with him. Clearly today he forgot himself because he said that it was good that I was taking this and to wait for another 3-6 months to see improvement. When I pressed as to how to proceed he wasn't able to help. He could only say that perhaps it might be hormone related. He did say that he was aware that I had mentioned money was a factor - I guess this was a factor to him to lose interest in helping me then.
His guidance on the thryroid meds was to reduce - he talked of the long term risks of taking it too such as osteoporosis and heart issues etc