I have a long story where in the past I saw Dr P and ended up taking 2 Grains of Armour Thyroid and 2 Cytomel, plus adrenal supplements. The snag was that I didn't have official diagnosis. The only way of cutting the controversy was to do without tablets for a month and make myself ill. I was lucky in that the TSH was raised and the NHS was happy to treat.
However a year on, I have hit the end of the road with those appointments but feel that going off past experience more health improvements is possible. It seems to be impossible to challenge the NHS to give me back my level of functioning from a year ago.
TSH 0.02 (0.35-5.5)
T4 16 (10-24)
T3 4.4 (3.5-6.5)
The above results are current, having used 75mcg Levothyroxine and 20mcg T3. Both officially prescribed on the NHS and the latter divided into two doses.
The problem was the low TSH and the consultant couldn't increase my levothyroxine or T3 despite that he agreed I am still not well.
All I want is to be official with my diagnosis and treatment. Granted I trust DR P to get me well as I didn't have any bad experiences with the tablets. However I just think it helps in the long run if I am official and have consultant backing.
Any ideas where I can go with this, in order to aim for optimum health. Perhaps there are other doctors who are registered that you do not need a GP referral for? Any ideas about consultants, either NHS or private, who have clout and who can recommend the GP can change medication?
The NHS seems to put me in a situation where I have to be happy about feeling half-well and that it is a good improvement than how I was at the start... After all, what's wrong with aiming for optimum?
Anyhow any input about doctors held in high regard welcome.