I have been hypothyroid since the age of 17 (now 32 years ago)! I have only ever been prescribed Levothyroxine and even though I am a health professional only became aware of Natural Thyroid Hormone a couple of years ago. I asked several GPs at my practice to prescribe it, but they all said they had never heard of it! A visit to the endocrinologist at my local hospital (my first visit in over 23 years) was a waste of time - he refused to prescribe it also!! A have since written to my GP practice asking them to consider prescribing it, along with some information, but have been refused again - local prescribing group said it could only be prescribed in exceptional circumstances!! In the past year I have also been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and clinically I appear hypothyroid - extreme exhaustion, dry skin, hair loss, weight gain etc etc, yet because my bloods indicate that I am over replaced I have had to reduce my dose of Levothyoxine - I was taking 150mcgs daily, I now alternate between 150mcgs and 125mcgs. I so want to try an alternative to Levothyroxine - I want to feel human again and lose weight and my 'puffy' features typical of someone with myxoedema! What can I do?
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