Yesterday I went to the 3rd private endo since being diagnosed with under active thyroid, after feeling frustrated (not listening when telling them I still felt unwell) with treatment from the past 2 I had seen over the last 2 years. I had heard this one was not the most sympathetic - thats putting it mildly - he often insults his patients by calling them fat - however was told he was the best endo in the area I live in Portugal so thought it was worth a try.
Unfortunately, my visit was not very successful, when trying to explain that I still felt tired etc and about my high cholesterol he informed me that it was due to what I was eating and that my weight (71 kgs and am 5ft 2inch) is down to eating the wrong foods - I think he said you ´don´t get to that weight with your height from not eating the wrong type of foods´! He did not even ask me about my diet and decided that from looking at me he knows my diet...........
Surely someone who is a medical specialist in this field would know that one of the main and most upsetting symptoms of underactive thyroid is weight gain, high cholesterol (in some) and a whole host of other nasty side effects!
I am now contemplating making an appointment back in the UK with a private endo - would like very much to look at one who looks outside the box a bit and not just give a prescription for Levothyroxine. If anyone has any recommendations in the Bristol area - would you be able to message me please.