Hi guys. I have had a meeting with my GP yesterday to discuss him reconsidering my referral to an endo. At first he didn't want to refer me because he said they (the surgery) had not had sufficient chance to manage my condition themselves. He then asked me how I was doing on my new dosage (125mcg one day and 150mcg the next). When I explained to him that I had taken doses like this on a previous occassion (3 years ago) with the same results (earache, headaches, brain fog etc etc etc) he then turned to my private blood test results. They show that my ratio of T4 to T3 is not right and that I have too much Reverse T3. When I explained to him about Wilsons Syndrome (abnormal conversion of T4 into T3 in the tissues) he was more than happy to refer me to a specific endo in Sunderland (who I asked for).
I am not going to dwell on the fact its cost me nearly £200 for tests or taken some persuasion to actually get to this point, I am just going to think positive that I can now get to see someone who might look at my condition a little more in-depth and with a little more understanding.
I have also received the results of my Adrenal Stress Profile (unfortunately too late for the meeting!). They show that I am also suffering from Adrenal Fatigue. I won't go into detail but my daily Cortisol level is supposed to be between 21-41nmol/L and was actually 9nmol/L which even a blind man can see is very low!
Knowing the NHS it will probably take some time to get my appointment through but I will let you know the outcome.