Does anyone have any experience of those companies that do blood test/saliva tests to help those who have medical issues? In particular, one who can assess your bloods to find out why people are not losing weight?
Once again I have ballooned to over 10 stone having stopped the thyroid meds, NDT, on the say so of 2 Doctors I paid to help support me with this.
I have gained 8 lbs in the last few weeks inexplicably. This is whilst on my new year resolution I joined a well know weight loss company and increased exercise steadily over a period. My clothes feel very tight.
Late last year, of the 2 doctors I paid for support with taking NDT ie, so they could prescribe it, one took bloods on the morning that I had taken the meds and said that my reading was way too high and told me categorically that I was at risk and should stop taking as my body is producing enough. The other, was not happy with Dr P’s original diagnoses and said that I didn’t need thyroid lest I become dependent on them and told me to stop taking this and my own thyroids stop produding. He has since then prescribed over £70 of stuff that hasn’t worked as he convinced himself this was hormonal.
I have gone back to both and the first Doctor said, ‘no, I didn’t tell you to stop, just reduce’. So I imagined that red flag and the alarm in your voice after the £55 consultation to get my results did I?
The other Doctor asked me ‘what I thought was wrong’ – I didn’t pay him over £300 to have to do a self diagnoses.
I have now gone back to Doctor P but cannot help feeling an overwhelming amount of concern as to whether to self medicate is the ‘right’ thing to do. Does my current escalating weight and emerging return of other symptoms suggest I should be taking this again? Dr P thinks so so I gues that will have to be good enough for now.