After months of feeling crappy, finding Thyroid UK and then finding this forum, being dismissed by my GP and endo, I started self medicating with NDT on 1 September after taking advice on here - thank you all you wonderful admins who take the time and trouble to sift through the myriad of test results on here and provide good, solid advice.
Some of my long list of symptoms cleared by addressing a B12 deficiency which I wasn't even aware of until I posted my private test results on here (thank you Clutter) and along with that I gradually increased my NDT dose and finally went up to 2.5 grains about ten days ago. The hot flushes that I'd been experiencing shortly before the increase have now receded and I'm starting to feel like myself again. Whether I'm optimally medicated yet or whether another increase is needed will be revealed by the next blood tests which I'll have done in the new year.
In some respects I think my GP did me a favour by being unhelpful (not that I think I will ever forgive him for being a ****) but it's meant that I've had to and been able to take my health into my own hands because of the amount of information available on the net and the wealth of experience, kindness, understanding and guidance on here which have all enabled me to make informed choices. It's cost me time and money which I shouldn't have had to spend but I am very grateful to finally feel that I'm on the right road to recovering my health.
I hope that from this post rambling along a bit I may give some hope to those forum members who are still struggling - this is rarely a quick journey for any of us and I know I've got a way to go yet but, for now, I'm finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and only now realising that I've probably been in this tunnel for much longer than I originally thought. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.