I am a 50 yr old male and I went to my GP 2 weeks ago as I was exhibiting many of the classic Hypothyroid symptoms: terrible sleep pattern, very fatigued in morning, sleeping 4 hrs during day just to function, apathy, depression, foggy brain, very short temper,anxiety, felt the cold easily(having been a person who wears shorts and sandals in the winter!), developed Carpal Tunnel in both hands, dry skin, wounds healing very slowly,serious memory problems etc. Guess what? My GP ran a blood test for Thyroid function and I get a phone call a few days later telling me all normal. I had to press to get the actual number and reference range which was 1.8 (0.5 to 4.5). I went in to see him and asked why am I feeling so terrible. What's causing this? He abjectly refused to consider Hypothyroid treatment and was actually suggesting anti-depressants!! but I already knew from my research what I was suffering from. I decided to try Hypotrol supplement and can't believe the effect it has had on me. After 3 days I woke up so refreshed and energised I actually started to do housework! Because of my memory problems the GP had, once again, gone down his standard route of treating individual symptoms, and arranged for a memory nurse to visit. She duly arrived and I was so lucid by then, she actually questioned why this had been requested. I explained the remarkable affect the Hypitrol had had on me and she knew about the L-Tyrosine and said that made complete sense!! I'm pleased she came because it's documented in her letter. All my other symptoms have cleared up including the Carpal Tunnel in my left hand. I've annoyingly had my right hand operated on needlessly because, once again, the NHS has treated that symptom in isolation without anyone looking for an underlying condition! I'm now going to the gym, losing weight and feeling very good, just by taking this thyroid boosting supplement. I've now realised that there is a huge conspiracy surrounding treatment for this condition and I sympathise with everyone who is struggling with this problem. It's clear to me that GP's either don't have the knowledge to deal with thyroid issues or are following NHS guidelines which are deliberately drawn up to keep the lid on Pandora's Box in this instance. It's obvious to a small child the cost implications for the NHS would be huge if this condition Waac treated properly with all that would entail. This doesn't just apply to GP's but Endocrinologists as well. I'm very relieved my condition is stable for now but not because of my GP and quite frustrated by his position on this.
Best wishes to all,