Last year I had a terrible time. It’s a very long story of collapsing many times, being in hospital 3 times and being pushed from pillar to post.
Yesterday I came across a letter from my NHS Endocrinologist, whom I saw only once in this year. It was sent from him to my GP. The opening sentence said ‘I am writing to you separately to the patient’. In this letter he said he would not be endorsing T3 for me as it was clear I did not need it as it would only confirm that there is a medical requirement when in his opinion I need psychological help!! And was planting this seed in my GP’s mind.
Shortly after this letter was dictated my private only Prof Endocrinologist wrote to my GP confirming I wasn’t converting T4 to T3 and to prescribe me T3. I later got the T3 privately and my life was brought back. Now I can walk 10 miles instead of 10 steps. And a whole host of other benefits.
I found this letter on my Patient Access NHS site where all documents are scanned on. I am shocked and couldn’t believe what I was reading. And thought, oh my good god, Imagine what may have happened to me if the NHS Endocrinologist had convinced my GP and I had not have found a good private Endocrinologist whom is widely respected in the UK.
It must be to do with T3 costings and pushing people into areas where they wouldn’t be able to be believed. It’s shocked me to the core. I had a brilliant job as a manger for Rolls-Royce and worked all my life. I’ve never had to have support like last year from the NHS, or in my case no real support. I can only thank my GP for standing by me throughout.
Thankfully now on T3 with magnificent improvements my life is back on track. Some minor tweaks with T3 and Levothyroxine but that was to be expected I guess.
I’m thinking of the people this sort of Endo letter could harm. It can’t just be me. People trying to get better and being knocked back constantly or sent down a rabbit hole with a mental:psychological label without knowledge. Very scary.