I moved house in December so had to change doctors,they asked me for bloods for thyroxine prescription.Which I duly supplied.I was taking 175mcg.
Doctor phoned and said to drop dose as Tsh was 0.04 Ft4 was 14 (9-19) ft3 was 4.6 (3-5.6).
So I dropped my dose to 150mcg and they took my bloods again 2 months later. Doctor phoned and said to drop my dose again as my Tsh was 0.05 ft4 was 9 (9-19) and Ft3 not taken.
I told him I felt crap my pulse is in the low 50s, I thought my heart rate monitor wasn't working but hubby put it on and it was in the 70s.I also told him I had been getting pin and needles in my hands and he said they weren't symptoms of hypothyroidism. That ft4 and ft3 were irrevelant and he treated according to NICE guidelines in that you treat according to Tsh results only..
I looked up NICE guidelines and it says to treat by Tsh only. If Tsh is within range and there are still symptoms to start looking at other causes.That combination therapy must NEVER be used.
I really thought a new young doctor would be better.But no it seems he is no better than my last doctor who said in 27 years had never treated anyone with other than thyroxine.
So my question is do I drop my dose? Or if someone would be able to send me an Pm on where to get NDT please now might be the time to start taking things into my own hands.
Or is he right??