Does anyone know of a consultant in the above areas who is sympathetic to a combined T4/T3 regime, in the areas above? I have Hasimotos and have been on combined T4/T3 medication for the last 13 years, having done badly on T4 only for the first three years after diagnosis. My endocrinologist, who was sympathetic to combined treatment, retired around 15 months ago and the replacement I am seeing is firmly of the belief that Levothyroxine is the only way to go; he has systematically reduced my levels of liothyronine over the last 15 months - resulting in my putting on almost 2st in weight and, by March, being unable to work. Last time I saw him he told me that I was his only patient on Liothyronine and effectively said he was determined to get me off it; I managed to pressure him into raising the dose by 20 mcg every other day, and my doctor has written to him and he has raised it to 20mcg daily, but reduced my T4 . I have felt better over the last 6 - 8 weeks but am still struggling to some degree, on 75mcg less than what was my optimal combined dose (taking liothyronine to be 5 times more effective than Levothyroxine).
I am afraid that the consultant will use the addition of T3 to PresQuipp's drop list as an excuse to stop prescribing T3 altogether. My GP is happy to refer me to another consultant but I don't know how to find one who is sympathetic. If anyone can help, please reply or PM me.
thanks very much