I have been taking my hypothyroidism in my own hands for a couple of years now but Im fed up with the responsibility and I want someone to take the pressure off for me.
While I have been happy on T3, I am still not perfect in any way. I had been having appt with Dr Peatfield and followed his advice. When I asked my GP if he could help with the blood testing alongside he refused.
I have been having private blood tests done through Blue Horizon and my last one was very strange. I still don;t know if there was an error in the testing but I had to make a decision following those results which involved stopping T3 altogether and then titrating up. I am now on a mere quarter of what I had been on and I feel dreadful. There is nothing more I can do but to see an endo privately and I have made an appt with Dr Paul Ryan which is at the beginning of January.
In the meantime I shall go back to my GP with the strange results and see if he will refer me. Basically the FT3 was around 22 in a range where the highest point was 6.8. T4 was very low which was to be expected but TSH was 6ish also. None of this makes sense. I am told Dr Ryan is fairly open minded about treatment and I think his advice would be worthwhile.
I am getting all my old hypothyroid symptoms back which includes dreadful leg pain. I have just returned from New York where I found it difficult to walk and I was often breathless. I just dont want this responsibility of sorting it out myself anymore. I look really tired, feel tired, can't work out if jet lag is at work although going to New York is not a rare occasion for me so know my normal limits.
If anyone cares to PM me with advice on Dr Ryan, what kind of information I should take to him etc. I am going into the menopause also which doesnt help and I don't want to confuse matters.