I have been on levothyroxine since the late 80's and am now having heart problems and diabetes because my metabolism is so slow. Over the last10 years GPs and endos have repeatedly reduced my dosage from 125mcg to 100because of my high TSH. As this turns me into a Cretin (a 19th century term for a person who lacks thyroid hormone, otherwise known as an idiot) the dose is always quickly reversed, but each time it takes a toll on my general health.
Now I've found a source of T3 and want to start self-medicating, as all doctors are refusing to prescribe it for legal reasons. I intend to start at the lowest dose and work upwards slowly until I reach the right level. So I'm looking for somebody who will (examine me and) prescribe. Do you know anyone who could help me? By the way I had a partial thyroidectomy in 1973 by a doctor who had never done the operation before. As a result I've been without any thyroid or parathyroid glands for the last 45 years. I'm very pleased to have discovered and joined your website in the last two years. It was a very different world before it appeared. Keep on keeping on!