i said I would post after I had seen the new Endocrinologist on 8th January. He was so much better than the one that has taken over for the past 2/3 years. The original one my son and I had in Chelmsford was quite good and kept us both fairly healthy for the past 18 years. The one that took over 2/3 years ago was downright dangerous for my son with multiple hormonal problems and wanted to lower his Levothyroxine (75mcg - so a fairly low dose to start with) which would have been a bad thing to do when his Adrenal Glands are also very low.
Anyway, I digress. The new one is so much more knowledgeable and is doing a whole raft of blood tests which I am very happy about. The only fly in the ointment is that he can still only give us Levothyroxine and this is down to the CCG. He has been very honest with me and has given advice about NDT, but has said that this will not be allowed on NHS, or in this area, T3 either. I feel that this appointment is going to be as good as I will get under NHS and will be having another appointment with this Endocrinologist. The next day the Hospital phoned and asked if I would give a rating for this appointment. I duly gave this, but it doesn't tell the whole story, when the problem with appointments is not necessarily the Doctor, but the restricted, poor quality drugs they are allowed to prescribe.
Weighing up my options for treatment now, but The Endocrinologist's advice on NDT has helped.