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Help, need a Endocrinologist recommendation in South West, UK

I am a fit and healthy 34 yr old female according to bloods doctor taken 3 times over last 2 yrs (last result arrived today.) I used to exercise regularly (3x a week approx 30 mins each time so not strenuous) until my body forced me to stop in Jan 2013 as i started getting dizzy/lightheaded. (3 months prior to this i had my only child)

Now i cannot even walk to the local shops and back at slow pace without needing to come home and sleep. I also find myself needing to have sleeps in my car during my lunch break at work even though i have minimum 8 hrs sleep a night. I only work 3 days a week.

I have discovered through reflexology and food intolerance testing that i have a problem with my Pituitary and Adrenal glands. Having done lots of research online i believe i have some issue connected with this and am so fed up of being exhausted, as well as my short term memory being affected, brain fog and feeling cold when everyone else is warm i want to find an endocrinologist. I am willing to go private to get this sorted ASAP. Please can someone help?

Recommendations via private messages please in accordance with positing guideline #25, thank you.

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Welcome to the forum, Tweety34.

'Normal' is a very broad range. Ask your GP receptionist or practice manager for a printout of your recent thyroid results with the lab ref ranges (figures in brackets after the results) and post them in a new question and members will advise/comment.

If ferritin, vitamin D, B12 and folate have been tested post those results too.

Pituitary dysfunction can mean that insufficient TSH is stimulating the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones. Low-normal TSH, low FT4 and low FT3 indicates secondary hypothyroidism. We'll be able to tell if you can post TSH, FT4 and FT3 results.

Email for a list of member recommended private GPs and NHS and private endocrinologists. Most consultants require a letter of referral from a GP.

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I spoke to a good private endo at Taunton Nuffield hospital. He was called Dr S. I haven't been to see him yet as things still not sorted my end but plan to in the future. I found him on the thyroiduk recommended endos list. You can email and ask her to send it to you. Good luck x


Chloe79, I've edited your post to remove Dr. S's name as it breaches posting guidelines.

25. Do not post information about specific endocrinologists or doctors on the main board without their permission as this may result in unwanted attention from certain areas of the medical profession. If you wish to discuss a particular endocrinologist or doctor, you may mention his/her name and location, providing that you ask for comments by private message only.


Oops really sorry!!


Many women become hypothyroid after the birth of their child. If you cursor down to the date September 11, 2004 on this archived site you will see helpful information.

If you've not had a recent blood test for your thyroid hormones, make an appointment and ask for TSH, T4, T3, Free T4 and Free T3 plus antibodies. Also Vitamin B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate. Your GP may not do the full TFTs but you can get those missed privately.

Make the blood test as early as possible, fast and my assumption is your not on any thyroid medication but if your taking any prescription meds, don't take them before the blood test.r

Get a print-out from the surgery of your results each time you have a blood test for your own records and so that you can post on the forum if you have a query.

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What are your results for







Vit d3


Sounds to me like you may have Central .2ndary hypothyroid or tertiary hypothyroid which needs a very different interpretation of tests very few doctots have any clue about

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Thank you all so much for your support, advice and replies. I really appreciate this as i am at my wits end and want the zest for life i had back. I have just rung my doctors and asked for the detailed breakdown of my blood results. The receptionist has printed this for me and i am collecting within the next hour! I will update once i have this in my hand. :) x


reallyfedup123 got results as follows;

TSH 0.71

Free Thyroxine 11.6

Serum Folate 4.2

Vitamin B12 382

This is all on the sheet to what you asked for in previous thread.


I've been referred to a Chronic Fatigue clinic and awaiting appointment. Doctor agrees something not right as i was able to exercise before childbirth without feeling dizzy/faint. (I'm a healthy 10 stone and 5'8) I'm confident i should see an endocrinologist but i guess this clinic costs less so been told to see how i go and if no improvement to go back to GP. :(


reallyfedup123 will not have see your reply as you missed the Reply button - easily done ! Hope you found some help - and yes it could well be Central rather than Primary. Came across this post in connection with another ....

No T3 result - which is often low with CFS ....


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