The current situation is that us patients know full well that we have thyroid desease and are going inot appointments trying to persuade the doctors of this. We take a list of symptoms and the endos especially see this as us starting an argument and challenging their professional competence. It is advasrial as and we are in a weak position so it is us that suffers. It is an abusive system. My mother who did if nothing else know how to manage people used to say that you had to ask for the opposite from abusive systems to what you really want. So here are a possible couple of possible phrases that might helpat an endos appointment. It might sound funny but I also think it might seriously help.
On meeting and endo for the first time
'I really don't think there is anything wrong with my thyroid doctor but my GP insisted I came'
' I think I might need my medication reduced doctor because it seem to be making me tired'
Put a similar brain dead look on you face as my dog is modelling in the picture and for good sake don't mention thyroid uk or the words recent reasurch. Try 'I haven't learnt how to use the internet yet doctor but am happy to trust your opinion 100