I accompanied my best friend to her Endo Appt yesterday. A bit of background. She was diagnosed diabetic at 13 and had a really hard time accepting it. She frequently cheated and poorly managed her diet rebelling against her condition. Fast forward 20 years she is diagnosed hypothyroid. Prob had it a lot longer. Another 10 years she is prescribed statins antidepressants, kidney support medication, iron tablets and b12 injections. Now I was convinced there was a link. Her TSH was up to 8.89 (ps she had never been told to take her iron away from levo). Her ferritin was 22 Endo said that was normal and told her she doesn't need to take iron! She asked if she could try armour and he flatly refused he also refused to test T3. My friend is in despair as she's carrying weight and she feels exhausted and depressed. No wonder with a Tsh of 8.89 and t4 of 11.4. I asked had they ever done an antibody test as her mum had thyroid cancer. Err no. Duh! He then tried to have a pop at me and asked whether I was a doctor. Whatever. Anyhow my friend ended up losing it and demanded her T3 be tested and guess what? He relented. Up yours Mr Endo! Hee hee
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