I am a 34 year old woman who was diagnosed with an underactive Thyroid about 8 years ago, and have since been on Levothyroxine. I have not felt right since, and have experimented with alternative forms of medicine (acupuncture). This has helped ease the severity of some of the symptoms, but they are still there. Major symptoms include exhaustion, weight gain and the inability to lose it, insomnia, hair loss, swelling and most recently chronic hives. I also have a two year old, and am having trouble conceiving, so this tells me my levels are not right! I am active, and try and regularly exercise, but this is difficult as I am always exhausted.
Mr Doctor advises that my thyroid levels are 'in the range', but I am still suffering. I do have low vitamin D, but am supplementing. I am seeing a Endo at my local hospital, but he refuses to treat me with anything other than Thyroxine.
I have requested a list of the private Endo's and practitioners through Thyroid UK, but I was looking for some personal recommendations on the Drs on that list for the Central London area. As on paper, its hard to determine which one would benefit me? Also, as they are so expensive, and I do not have health insurance, I wanted to make sure that I am going to get he best for my money spent.
Any experiences with any Private Doctors would be great. I also live in the Greenwich area, so if anyone knows of a GP willing to treat with T3/ T4 combo or NDT, please private message me.
Lastly, if anyone has any suggestions at all on how I can manage my chronic hives, that would be great. They come up very severely and I get them all over. This is an issue, as people tend to assume I have a contagious rash. I have been advised by my acupuncturist to take a vit c supplement, which I am taking. This does not seen to help at the moment. I have had these for over a year now, and have seen a Allergy specialist who has advised that I do not have the obvious allergies which are tested for.