How can I deal with my anger in the aftermath of 6-months doctor-induced illness, starting in March this year? After an episode of atrial fibrillation, both the hospital and my GP said I have to reduce my thyroxine dose, from 175mcg to 100 mcg. I told my GP this would make me very ill. He ignored me. Soon afterwards I realised that the episode was most likely due to a prescription for pseudoephedrine, mid March. As I became worse, I decided to put my dose up again (I have a small supply of extra pills). After going back up to 175mcg, I began to feel better. My GP was very annoyed with me and refused to listen to my side of the story. I walked out on him and consulted another GP, who told me to reduce my dose to 150 mcg. I followed his advice for six weeks, feeling very poorly. My blood tests showed that my T3 was well within range but my T4 was still well outside the normal range, as usual. It took evidence gained form this site to convince him I would be okay on 175mcg. Within a few days of upping my dose, I felt considerably better - my pusatile tinnitus disappeared, I regained energy and enthusiasm, my sleep pattern normalised and my acid stomach improved. I am very angry with the hospital and GPs for forcing me into 6months of illness because they fail to check my records carefully enough and/or don't listen to my first hand experiences.
What is the best way of dealing with my immense anger? It is staggering to think that ther medical profession can impose illness on me like this. I feel terrified consulting a GP now for anything. I don't trust their judgement any more