My daughter a few years ago was diagnosed hypo. by Dr. Skinner,
She was prescribed levo. which she did not feel well on.
Her cortisol dropped to 46 whilst on levo. so her G.P. sent her to an endo. to have a SST.
She paid to see a private endo. so she would be seen quickly but we were not very impressed with him.
He did not arrive for the appt. until 10.15 am. and she was not told to fast and was even given cups of tea to during the test. (At the time we not aware all this could effect the test)
When this was done she had stopped the levo. and cortisol had risen to 216 on first blood test. After injection was given result after 1/2 hour was 426 and after one hour 628 so Addison's ruled out.
She then tried Thyroid S. again no improvement.
She did the Saliva adrenal test which showed am. level around 1.8 low midday level and high afternoon and evening level (do not have exact figures at the moment)
She has tried all of the usual things to help her adrenals and then started to self treat with T3 using the Paul Robinson T3CM. She initially found some improvement last year but now feels unwell.
She has sent blood to be tested in Germany for Lyme disease and although she is negative for this the results show she has two coinfections and a supressed immune system.
Her G.P. has wrote to the local Immunologist and Infections disease specialist and she has been sent a letter to say these results are not relevant and they cannot offer any treatment.
After researching about the infections she has been self treating with the recommended Doxycycline but again no improvement.
Sorry for long winded post but can anyone recommend an Endo/Specialist (by P.M. please) who could look at the whole picture and test and treat accordingly.
Many thanks browny