Further to a previous thread: healthunlocked.com/thyroidu......
So utterly relieved and absolutely over the moon!!!
I finally had a long chat with the doctor, and he was amazingly helpful. Not just because of agreeing to raise my Levo (by a whole 25mcg rather than the cautious 12.5 I had thought to do) but his whole attitude, so different from so many doctors who are convinced they know it all. He admitted he didn't "Know it all" about thyroid treatment and that they were taught very little in med school. He said he was rather out of his comfort zone about this, but wanted to learn more.
He also commented on the fact that I had done my research and the literature I gave him wasn't just an "Article from the Daily Mail" as many patients tend to do. We talked about the medical profession's resistance to change and he brought up the fact that women with heart trouble are so often underdiagnosed. Then I mentioned the years it took before the theory was accepted that Helicobacter bacteria really were associated with stomach ulcers. It was like talking with an intellectual equal, (which in all medical matters except for thyroid - thanks to this forum - I obviously am not!). Mutual respect and seeking to solve a problem together - nothing like the usual doctor-patient relationship.
Maybe the increase in Levo won't work and I might end up needing T3 (and probably being unable to get it), but we'll face that if and when it happens - Together!