The accumulation of understanding and researching then persuading health professionals has taken over ten years. Mostly thinking I was lazy, a bit stupid and a hypochondriac I have got to the best I have felt in years. I have been on prescription 20mgs T3 & reduced 75mgs levo for three months. The endo agrees the T3 has made dramatic improvement and recommends I stay on it. I was shocked to hear him say that he would have to write a letter to convince the GP to prescribe. That he could only do 28 day script as the GPs don't like to issue 3months worth due to Huge Eexpense ! And that I should think myself lucky and leave things as they are and hope the GP will continue to fill the prescription! And though some issues not compleatly sorted I should not push it!
My t4 is lower than usual and endo recommends raising to 100mgs levo but wants my TSH to come to 0.05 from 0.02 as is worried about my heart? No issues at the moment and blood pressure very good? So blood test to be done!
Still being made to feel I should put up with feeling less than well and just live with problems, that some how it is my fault and that the NHS are doing me a favour. (Not been out of work for 43 years! BTW). I take all supplements recommended on this site all helpful.
Seems the endos have to bow to the GPs who have no knowledge or understanding. Fingers crossed that they allow me continue. Nightmare to think if I hadn't pushed hard I would still be struggling with everyday life Sad to think so many women out there thinking they can't feel better and getting no help due to so called expense. Wonder how this cost compares to diabetes costs? Seems unfair to be penalised at any cost.