I was diagnosed with Hashimotos aged 27 (38 years ago) so I got onto levothyroxine. Didn't really do a lot for me, kept saying to doctors I think I need more, etc. etc. you all know the score. Several years down the line I started feeling really ill, mentioned things to doctor - again didn't get anywhere. Then whilst on holiday in Africa I got food poisoning, call out a doctor to get something for that but he looked me in the face and asked why I was so bloated. Then he took my blood pressure it was 180/120 - very high. I'm not sure but I have read it somewhere that this is a side effect of levothyroxine. I spent years on medication for that alongside the levothyroxine. By the time I reached my 50s I was aware that the levo just didn't work for me, but of course the TSH test said it did. Then I discovered that there were doctors out there who were prepared to help and I got onto a mixture of T3 and T4 tablets. I was a different person plus the high blood pressure disappeared. Unfortunately I moved house, retired and got a new GP who said he had never heard of T3 tablets or Armour Thyroid and sent me to a useless endo. She was incensed that I was buying T3 off the internet and thought I was crazy and wanted to put me back on levo. That was 18 months ago, I've not been near the GP since then but now have had a call saying he wanted to review my medication - I've an appointment for the 9 May. Any body got any ideas how I can convince him that T4 treatment only is not for me. Help!!
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