Saw my endocrinologist this afternoon, and took him some research papers that have come out since I last saw him (thanks to Diogenes for the links). Sadly, there was one he said I'd given him last time ie last August (even though it was only accepted for publication in December), and he glazed over when I gave him a one line summary of what each of the others showed.
He chose not to keep them to read, he just gave them back. He also gave back the result of my genetic test, showing that I have Dio2 polymorphism related to decreased conversion of T4 to T3 etc.. He wasn't interested in the gene as "there are other genes involved .....".
I said it was sad that the medical profession chooses to accept the results of poor research in the past where everyone was given 25mcg of T3 with a big drop in T4, and they concluded that it didn't work, and then they ignore good research done recently that shows different results.
He's a very likeable man, but totally unmoved by my stress and frustration due to the fact that no-one will prescribe T3, and I have to buy it from drug dealers on the internet. Also unmoved that I told him I am now taking antidepressants, and going for counselling, due to the stress caused by this situation. He happily and politely doesn't take responsibility for any of it. He explained at great length about the cost and the fact that this is why I can't have it. Not his problem then!!!
He did volunteer to write to the CCG to ask if I could be a special case, and get T3 prescribed, but I think we can all predict how that will go, especially as he doesn't actually think I need T3 (despite all my improvements while taking it), and he still wants me to take lower doses to raise my TSH.
SO FRUSTRATING!!!!! I feel that I have well and truly achieved a sense of "learned helplessness". NOTHING MAKES ANY DIFFERENCE!
So, rant over ...... SORRY!!!!