6 years ago I started putting on weight. At first i thought it was normal as the weight gain was not so big so I went on a diet and continued my fitness programme (I did 8 hours a week of personal training) but I did not shed any weight in a year. I also started having pains all over my body. I had mood swings. I couldn't even get out of bed in the mornings. Finally, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's and was told there is no cure for it.
Unfortunately, I live in Greece, home of traditional endocrinology. The first doctor I saw prescribed 165mg of T4, which I faithfully took for a year. I gained 5 more kilos. I also couldn't complete even half of my usual workout. I was always very tired. I started reading about it and asked my doctor to run tests for vitamin D. I had a serious deficiency in it. I took more pills and sat in the sun for an hour every day. I also took selenium and ester-C pills, vitamin E and cut down on gluten (not completely - I live in a country where gluten is found everywhere).
After 14 months on T4 and vitamin supplements, and feeling worse, I fired my first doctor and went to a University professor. She told me to chuck out all medication and relax, which I did. I gained 8 more kilos and started losing my hair. I went to a hematologist who told me I had serious iron deficiency and got me on gyno-Tardyferon pills.
I recently had new tests done and an ultra sound and found a 'suspicious' lump in the middle section of the thyroid (apologies but I don't know the jargon). I am now seeing a new endocrinologist tonight. Should I ask for NDT? or Armour? I don't think they are on sale in Greece because I remember mentioning it to the first doctor and he said this is all mambo-jumbo. If this doctor agrees to prescribe NDT, can I order online from the UK somewhere?
I would appreciate a reply either here or on a message.