If any of you experienced Hypothyroid people could give me your opinion on this I would be gratefuI. I had my appointment at Salford Royal today, I had hoped to see Dr Annice Mukherjee but I was seen by an endocrinologist Sister, who is part of Dr Mukherjee's team. I don't know if I am being cynical, but I got the impression she had read notes from my GP and was just agreeing with his opinion of me. I have had a few disagreements with him, and I do not feel he is very knowedgeable about Thyroid issues. I also think that he is under the impression that because my original blood test was borderline that I do not really need medication for Hypothyroidism. I had kind of given up going to see him as I was hoping to get help from this appointment and I am fed up with his remarks such as when he reduced my dosage and I told him my symptoms had returned, he lectured me that everyone feels better on Levothyroxine even those with normal thyroid levels would feel the benefit of increased energy, but that if you don't need it or take too high a dose that you risk heart problems. I had gained about 2 stones in weight for no reason, and when I told him that I thought my metabolism had slowed down significantly, he went on to tell me that as a GP he has to be wary of women trying to obtain Levo in order to lose weight. He has also mentioned my symptoms possibly being down to the menopause. Virtually all of these comments were repeated today by the sister. She sent me for blood tests and when I mentioned having taken my medication this morning, she said that this would not affect the results, and also the fact the blood was drawn at 10.30am would not mean that the TSH would be lower than an earlier draw. The tests are for under active thyroid (TSH only), hormones to determine menopause and also she considers Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a likely cause of my symptoms. All of this sounds like the things people complain about on Health Unlocked, so I fear I am about to be fobbed off.
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