Can you PM me concerning an endocrinologist?

Hi All,

It has been a while since I have posted here and thank you very much for all your very helpful replies - my numbers have gotten better slowly but I had a bad allergic reaction over Christmas when I got switched to Carbimazole so I am not feeling great now. And now I am 9 months into treatment but my consultant retired and he recommended a new endocrinologist - can anyone PM me regarding Dr Ian Gallen please?

Thanks,

Daniela

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  • Danutza, sorry to hear that you've had an adverse reaction to Carbimazole. Email louise.warvill@thyroiduk.org.uk to see whether Dr. Gallen is on the list of member recommended endos. You could Google him to find out more about him too.

  • Thank you, Clutter. I am so fed up with the proper science approach I am currently searching for a naturopath locally who could help with a natural treatment. But I still have an appt in 3 months time with this doctor so I thought maybe someone can clue me in on what to expect from the appt.

  • Danutza, Propylthiouracil (PTU) may be used when patients react badly to Carbimazole. I'm not sure there is a natural alternative to either although iodine may lower thyroid levels slightly.

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    I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.

  • Hi Clutter, I have been on PTU as I was breastfeeding, but after I weaned my son the consultant wanted me to switch to Carbimazole as I was going through a hair loss spell and he thought it was an allergic reaction to PTU (yep, looks like I may be allergic to both!), and that is how the allergic reaction to Carbimazole happened. I have been reading that bugleweed may be used under a specialist's supervision and together with anti-thyroid drugs to bring the levels to normal, so I am thinking of going that way. I know, bugleweed... what is that??? But, in the end, isn't all medicine coming from nature? I have an open mind, and of course I'll do all the checks possible before doing anything outlandish! I did try homeopathic remedies in the beginning but unfortunately they did not work for me.

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