I've had one of those horribly frustrating and upsetting GP appointments today where they tell you the usual thing... drum roll..... 'your thyroid is normal' but today she surpassed herself. I asked if I could be referred to an endocrinologist as I still have hypo symptoms. Her reply was 'you don't need to see an endocrinologist for hypothyroidism, we treat that here' I repeated that I still have hypo symptoms. She said 'yes we do find some patients still have hypothyroid symptoms despite the medication'......... thankfully my husband was with me on this occasion to witness this spectacle. There's a long saga before all this which I won't go into just now, but my husband has now agreed to see if we can find a private doctor. I did see one in North London last September (we live in Bedfordshire) but had to give up in the end as I felt after several months and a great deal of money on consults, urine test, saliva test, blood tests and supplements, I didn't really feel much better.
Initially I've been trying to find a doctor / specialist near to home, but now I don't mind where I go, if it means a long distance or an overnight stop somewhere, it would be worth it. I have recently bought some T3 and was going to try it, but would prefer to work with a doctor before trying it so that there is support available. If anyone has any recommendations, please PM me. Many thanks.