Since having a total thyroidectomy in 1992, due to papilary carcinoma and being treated with thyrozine my life has been quite meaningless. Basically I seemed to have lost my enthusiasm, motivation and get up and go. Of course I was treated with cocktails of psychiatric medication which did not help all that much.
On the psychiatric meds off them nothing seemed to change. Finally I reached a point whereby I stopped taking the psychiatric meds. I just accepted myself as being a depressive person. Life stood still. I lost sight of the outgoing person I was before the papilary carcinoma.
By chance I googled thyroid depression a few weeks ago and I came across Thyroid UK site and other mind opening information. My God what a revelation......I found HOPE!
After much research I have decided I want to try NDT rather than carry on taking thyroxzine.
In my haste I made an appointment with a private endocrinologist in Manchester. The appointment is for tomorrow 2 February Oilat 6pm.
I NEED SOME HELP PLEASE
Can anyone suggest what questions I should be asking this endocrinologist doc regarding tests and NDT treatment? My head is in fog most of the time.
The thing is I have learnt after making the rash appointment with this private endo doc that I can get tests and NDT through sources offered by Thyroid UK . God knows how grateful I am to this site and all the wonderful people who share their experience, strength that gives me a newfound hope. Thank you all.
To be honest with the information I now have I don't want diagnosis, tests or treatment from the private endocrinologist doc. But I have paid for consultation with him which was expensive and I going to see him just for the sake of it.
So as it not being a total waste of my time, can anyone help me to propose some questions to put to the endo that may help me and others on this site.
I can't thank you all enough
With gratitude jean