After 16 years on thyroxine,I was prescribed liothyronine by the NHS until it was withdrawn.I bought my own & took T3-only for 2 years,following Paul Robinson's protocol for healing the adrenals.My energy levels improved but due to other issues,I have been on NDT for over 2 years.I have recently relocated from Cumbria to Sussex & my new GP (head of practice) yesterday informed me that I have to go back to thyroxine.He has no knowledge or experience of NDT & is totally closed-minded.The blood tests the GP practice did when I joined & the Medichecks full thyroid panel I paid for myself,both show levels I consider to be desirable.Unsurprisingly,the GP & endo he emailed,are freaking out about me being on NDT,a suppressed TSH & high but in range FT3.
Also,during my 2 plus years on NDT,I have gone from a size 16 to a size 18 & am now obese.My energy levels have decreased,my fatigue increased,my muscles have become weak.I tried raising my dose but my FT3 went over-range.
I have also done a Blue Horizon genetics test,which showed I inherited the D1O2 conversion issue from both parents AND I do not clear cortisol efficiently.This explains why I have always struggled with anxiety & have had 2 breakdowns-one on thyroxine & one on T3-only.
I am thinking of changing back to thyroxine with liothyronine,as a result, & giving it a long enough trial,which I did not do,originally.
It appears I only have one practice in my locality,because over the next year it is amalgamating with the only other one,which is full.
I am stressed by worrying about the GP visit yesterday & his utter intransigence.My woman GP in Cumbria trusted me to look after my own thyroid health,just providing the blood tests including FT3.What a contrast.I can't work with this GP.His mind is utterly shut.
Any thoughts?I woke at 2.30 am,disturbed by my appointment with my GP.I do not want to risk another crack-up.I am not prepared to give up T3 in some form.