Dr P appt -update

As you've all been so helpful to me in getting to this stage I just wanted to update you following my visit to Dr Peatfield today,.

Well he was in very good spirits, commented on how badly we are all being treated and referred to "The Great Thyroid Scandal" and said that is exactly what it is.

He listened and asked me what I thought. I said I wasn't sure whether it was adrenals, thyroid, both or something else.

He read all my notes and did various tests and said I'm suffering from Adrenal Insufficiency and Thyroid Insufficiency. He went on to say that I have plenty of thyroid hormone in my body but it's not getting to the cells and that's why I still have numerous symptoms.

The only thing that did puzzle him was the BP test as my BP didn't drop when I stood up but I was quite anxious and could feel my pulse racing. I told him about how my temp drops when I stand and he said that is due to adrenals.

So he has recommended Adrenavive and Metavive. He doesn't think I'll need to see him again and said it should be fairly easy to sort me out and resolve my symptoms.

He did however ask me to let him know how I'm getting on and to give feedback whether good or bad but felt I'd probably been suffering for many years and by giving the adrenals and thyroid the right support I should soon be feeling well.

So fingers crossed. I have to say I'm a bit anxious about starting the Adrenavive and Metavive so any feedback would be appreciated.

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  • Hi Munchlet - If concerned about taking new meds, you could check them out on Drugs.com or NHS website. On Drugs.com, as long as you find them listed you can also do a compatibility test with your Thyroid Med. Of course before starting, also read carefully the leaflet enclosed with pills as to when/how to take them and look to see if potential any side effects are mentioned.

    Glad you had a good appointment with Dr P though. I thought I'd seen somewhere recently that he had retired.

  • Metavive and Adrenavive are both termed "food supplements". Metavive now claims to contain either pigs or bovine thyroid gland depending on the version, however the containers don't say how much. The reason for this is if they stated the amount or ratio of T3, T4 etc then they would have to be classed as medicines and then can't be sold without a prescription.

    I suggest you search this forum for recent posts e.g. last two years on using them as some other posters who aren't as active are using them. You can always try private messaging the poster to see if they are OK using them.

  • I take adrenavive III and feel much better. I don't know about the metavive. Doc P is a very knowledgeable man, I saw him a few times when he used to come to Aberdeen & I wouldn't be where I am without his support and advice.

  • Hi there - just wondering if you ever took Adrenavive I or II? Did Dr P suggest III for you? And how long did it take for you to notice a difference?

    Thanks for your time.

  • Hi there. I had a very similar outcome with Dr Peatfield as you did. He started me on Adrenavive II and I'm on day 14 already. Today I will up my dose to 3 tablets for a week and see how I go. I haven't noticed any changes yet and this morning woke to a temp of 36.14. I'd love to hear how things are progressing for you. Wishing you the best for a speedy recovery.

  • Hi Cromarty no I'm not taking it, I did for a few days but felt quite jittery and anxious. I am taking Metavive and felt hot and had trouble sleeping initially but I'm not sure if that was anything to do with Metavive or my age!! I am taking lots of natural things with adrenals, B Vits, Licorice, Vit C etc and I was going to see how I go, if I find no improvement then I will give the Adrenavive another go.

  • Hi and thanks for replying. How interesting. Did you take Adrenavive I, II or III? Dr P told me to take II and so far, it's not making a difference in how I feel. But it's only been 2 weeks so I should give it more time I guess.

  • It was II he suggested with me as well. To be honest I've been feeling better, not sure if it's anything to do with the metavive or the fact I'm exercising regularly but having said that a few months ago I didn't have the energy to exercise. I would say give him a ring I would have thought after two weeks you should be feeling something one way or another. It might be you need a different dose.

  • Oh wow - exercise! I'm envious. I'm still kicking myself for not exercising more when I was feeling fine because I crave it now. I'm glad something is working for you - gives me hope that my life won't always be exhausting and with constant mental fog.

    I'm upping my dose to 3 per day so hopefully I'll see some improvement soon. I called yesterday and they told me to give it time even though at my appointment Dr P said I should notice a difference within the 1st week. I'll call again next week if I still haven't seen an improvement.

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