Dear Dr. xxxxx
Regarding your letter of 26.04.16 in which you say you now want to make a 50 mcg reduction in my T4 on top of the sudden removal of T3 from my prescription.
I am shocked and horrified by your lack of knowledge regarding Hypothyroid patients and their
medication needs in order for some of them to regain good health and your protocol for drug changes.
NOT ALL HYPOTHYROID PATIENTS REGAIN THEIR HEALTH ON T4 alone!!!!!!
Surely your patients regaining health is your aim?
I have been in the best health that I have been for years on a mix of T4 and T3 (My mother and aunt and cousins also, it is quite clear as a family we are not good converters of T4 to T3)
Not only do you write to me suddenly removing T3 from any further prescriptions, saying that your hands are tied, which is not the case, you can prescribe any drug you wish including unlicensed ones, and DESPITE the fact I am under the care of xxxxx xxxxx one of the top specialists in the field of endocrinology who sanctioned my receiving T3 and has monitored my response , you now propose WITHOUT WAITING TO SEE THE EFFECTS OF THE REMOVAL OF T3, TO NOW SLASH MY INTAKE OF T4!!
Simply question from an ‘ignorant’ patient...how will you know which of your simultaneous proposed changes to my successful medication regime will be responsible for my inevitable return to poor health?
Let me guess, I will then be told ’take a bit more T4’ (I have in the past taken 400mcg per day of T4 with no benefit and no adverse effects) and when that doesn’t work I will again hear the following ‘it’s not your Thyroid’...you have CFS, ME , you’re depressed, a hypochondriac, it’s idiopathic etc
It beggars belief, it really does. If it weren’t so tragic, cruel and almost criminal I would laugh. But as this is my life you are attempting to play with I hope you will understand that I won’t.
I have absolutely no intention of changing my medication. It works for me. xxxx xxxx has always been very happy with my results and health. I will be guided by him and not a GP. Unless of course you wish to go on record to say that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about and is not qualified to manage my treatment and you are?
I am also making a formal request that I am allocated to Dr. xxxxx with whom I have had numerous correspondences on this matter and who I hope will be more pro-active and caring in pursuing a resolution.