I'm new here, have been reading on thyroid uk for a few years and I'm hoping someone can offer some advice.
Not wanting to bore everyone silly with my story, I will just say I became hypo around 2009 - spent next two years in a fog, lost eyebrows, skeletal pain, put on 5 stone - whilst being told I had nothing wrong with me. I was on upper limit of TSH but in normal range and my great GP ignored the tests and put on me levo in 2011.
Currently on 125 - 150 mcg, although I have been up to 300 at one point. Although they have made me 'better', they have not made me 'well'...my tsh is all over the place, dose has to be adjusted every few months as I 'slide' into hypo - yet have palpitations on the higher dose.
Saw an endo in 2014, who advised that my feeling ill was basically in my head, and prescribed anti depessants...insulting in the extreme.
My last GP visit in Jan he wanted to prescribe t3 to try and get me sorted, however he isn't allowed to anymore due to new guidelines. He has referred me to endo, however I am not hopeful they will prescribe. I want to find out if anyone has had any positive outcomes with a endo in the shropshire area. I haven't had my appointment yet, so I may be able to 'choose' which one I see.