Please can someone help me out of this confusion! I have had Fibromyalgia for nearly 40 years now (only properly diagnosed a few years ago) but have been convinced for many years that I have a thyroid problem (especially as my late father and late aunt had such). However, my symptoms are neither totally hyper-thyroid nor hypo - but instead a mixture of both. Having now purchased (on Amazon Kindle) a book called 'Impaired Sensitivity To Thyroid Hormone' by Hugh A Hamilton (who I believe is a member of this group), I can totally see the Fibro connection and it fits me and my extremely complicated and long-duration medical history completely! I therefore decided it was time to discuss things with an Endocrinologist and duly booked a private appointment with one, who from research, I believed was open to the ideas in this book. However, blood tests reveal 'normal' (as always!) but, on a recent follow-up visit, the Consultant agreed it was worth trying Levothyroxine. To be honest, I rather felt he did this to 'shut me up' and I was not impressed with the quick way he dismissed me to put me on what is, potentially, a drug not to be messed with. However, I've had to delay starting this medication due to recent flu. But this has given me valuable thinking time about the whole thing and I'm not happy about the thoughts of this drug. I have many symptoms of an overactive (hyper) thyroid, as well as some of an underactive (hypo) thyroid and my thoughts are that I could simply overdose on the thyroxine and cause immense problems. I am on HRT (patches), as well as Propranalol (betablockers) and Tramadol (for fibro pain) as I have been for years and these don't seem to mix well with Thyroxine - according to what I've read. I am due to see this specialist again in a few weeks and, this week, a gynaecologist who has been dealing with me for about 6 months due to problems with my HRT. I just don't know which way to turn! Please can anyone help - I be grateful for any advice!!