Feel so utterly disappointed and angry.
Visited my new consultant today (new to area - Cornwall) and have drove home in tears.
No physical medical exam at all, just a 10 minute history taking and the conclusion that I'm over-medicated and Thyrotoxic; reduce Levothyroxine.
Questioned and challenged FT3 Level, to be told FT3 is unreliable marker, therefore not relevant. He completely disregarded the T4 to T3 conversion issue possibility. And went on further to say the whole trust dosen't support either monitoring FT3 or replacing with T3.
I questioned and challenged Vit B12 (mine currently 198 ) and was told it was normal and would not support replacement at all. Candidly saying the his has patients with B12 of 50. I pushed on with saying that I had just about every symptom and again told it was likely to down to being Thyrotoxic. So I pressed further with saying that guidelines say to treat if B12 low but in range but symptomatic but again told no!!
I was offered no physical examination or not offered any further investigation, saying "what would like me to do for you???" I was so stunned that I said what about investigating me?? And then I listed what I wanted.... I walked out with a TPO, Vit D, and cortisol blood form and an appointment in 4 months.
I'm cold, exhausted, constipated, have gained loads of weight, have terrible brain fog, memory issues, feel like I'm on a boat most of the time. I've got aching muscles, and feel awful with any type of exertion. I have tingling pins and needles and sometime random numbness sensations.
Do I insist on seeing a different Consultant?? Can I ask to be transferred to someone else at the same hospital ??? This one made me feel that I was self diagnosing wannabe who was reluctant to reduce my dose of Levothyroxine.
Serum free T3 4.6 (3.1 -6.8)
Serum free T4 31 (12.0 - 22.0)
TSH 0.014 (0.27 - 4.2)
Serum vitamin B12 level 198 ng/L [180.0 - 866.0]
Serum ferritin level 57.9 ug/L [13.0 - 150.0]
Serum folate level 9.8 ng/mL [3.9 - 26.8]Full blood count
Haemoglobin concentration 126 g/L [120.0 - 160.0]