Dear Fellow sufferers- I am so worried about my health, having been on Thyroxine for about 25 years, but now, having had probably too much of it as compensation (very low TSH) I have developed osteopenia- the stage before osteoporosis, having had three small fractures last year-and just very recently, very rapid hair loss, probably also connected to low oestrogen levels. I have seen around 5 endocrinologists here in Italy over the past 20 years, and all of them have told me point blank to reduce the thyroxine. I have tried to do this on various occasions, but this just results in almost total shut down of my system- I get completely constipated on a diet of lettuce leaves and muesli, with no energy, depressed, and I get very, very bloated. My TSH tried its best to recover when I was pregnant with my daughter 12 years ago, but my thyroid never reacted to it, and since then I've been taking 150 mg a day...which has never solved my hair loss, lack of appetite, putting on weight, constipation and energy levels...Please could you private message me with some suggestions on how to get hold of NDT or Armour from abroad? I'm planning to come back to the UK, London, to see a thyroid friendly endocrinologist to see if he or she can put me on the right path. Suggestions for endocrinologists in London or even Italy, would be so appreciated!
Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.