Just an update on my previous blog. Just back from my private endo appointment and what a difference. Apparently listening to a patient is a good thing and listening to their symptoms does help.
He has given me a 3 point plan. Firstly to try an increase in my medication to 75 T4 and 20 T3 (increase from T4 50) and see how I do on that. He says I may well go up a bit and then come down again as that seems to be my pattern. He would like for me a do a blood test at the end of 6 weeks to see what is happening but if the TSH is surpressed that is fine as long as my symptoms have gone! If my body is happy on that I can stay on that he would just like to do a bone density scan to keep an eye on things at some point. He also wants to do a vit D test as that can have a bearing on Thyroid patients. If after 6 weeks I have come down and it is unacceptable he says to transfer over to 25 of T4 and 40 of T3 and see how I do with that. Again with a blood test after 6 weeks. At this point, again, if I am fine on it I can stay on it even with a supressed TSH. However, if I am not good I am to go back to him he will try me on Armour then.
Feels like finally, I have a plan and I am pleased with it. He did not dismiss me, he listened, explained, chatted generally and agrees that some people just do not do well on synthetic medicine and that the medical profession just don't know all the answers. I believe the word we are looking for is human
Thank you everyone on here for giving me the courage to fight this and the determination to get better. Thank you.