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GP appointment coming up

Hi! I was diagnosed hypothyroid 6 years ago now but have recently found out I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis through a specialist. I'm taking it he knows, but to be honest I'm not aware of having any difinite test to ascertain this diagnosis. I did ask my GP what "Type" of hypo I had but was told they are all the same. Anyway, dispite asking questions about natural dessicated thyroid hormone and T3 (all of which were dismissed - reason being, no evidence to suggest they are safe) I still came away knowing no better and still remaining on the same level of T4 only that I've been on for the last 6 years (no mentiion of things I could do to help the hashi's, it wasn't really addressed in any way!). I have made an appointment to see my GP next week. How should I go about making the most of this appointment? I'm so determined I'm going to get something positive done when I go to see the doctors, and yet when I get there I fail miserably in getting across what I want done or what I want to know. What should I be asking for? Too woolly headed to think straight!

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This is a link which will give you information and there are topics at the top of the page which may interest you.

Dessicated thyroid hormone has been in use since 189 in the UK and was the originally made from pigs' thyroid. Synthetic levothyroxine was introduced around the 1960's and since then people have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and ME due to the reliance on the TSH blood test results as a diagnosis.


Thany you shaws x


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