I have been diagnosed with underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) for about 14 months now. My G.P. has been pretty good on diagnosis and has prescribed Thyroxin in increasing dosages with a 6-10 week blood test in between, listening to me on feedback and symptoms (not just blood tests). Until recently I have been taking 250 mg daily and on this dosage felt for the first time 'normal'. I have always exercised with heavy weights and jogging and this dosage allowed me to feel back to my best and able to carry on in my usual routine.
However now after taking 250 mg for 6 weeks my final tests indicated to my doctor that I was 'overdosing', he asked me to reduce dosage back down to 225 mg (been on it 4 weeks and no test yet), however I now feel terrible, back to feeling tired, miserable, itchy skin, mentally not as alert etc....etc.
I reported back to the G.P. who now recommends a referral to an Endocrinologist and has asked me if I have a preference.
The question I have is can anyone recommend one who is open minded, has a modern approach to the ailment near Nottingham or Derby, I would be prepared to travel further afield to get the correct treatment though.