So, I have Hashi's. I am on Eltroxin and it's not working for me.
It's actually making me experience Hyper symptoms. I have been trying (gently) to get a prescription of Armour, just so I can try it.
Well, yesterday, I saw my G.P. I asked him about Armour and also, I needed advice on whether to stop Eltroxin or to cut down and by how much, due to heart palpitations and a pressure in my chest.
I was perfectly rational (Funny how I feel the need to write this...as if poor G.P treatment is our fault!!)
He berated my for self-treatment or really, for having the audacity to think I know more than him. He didn't know what Armour was. Then, he told me to do whatever I want and he also asked me why I couldn't just be like all the other thyroid patients and take the Eltroxin and get on with it!
I said, I'd like to be treated for Hashimoto's and not Hypthyroidism. He got realy mad and I asked me what exactly I wanted him to do? I said, I'd like you to be a Doctor. Then I left.....
I am still quite upset about this and honestly, it makes me wonder why I even bother trusting his advice anyway, especially when he's made it clear he knows nothing about Hashimotos.