Hi everyone, just had an appointment with an NHS endo in my area (North East of Scotland) who actually listened to me, discussed symptoms with me, agreed that T4 is not necessarily the treatment for everybody, that TSH test results are not necessarily the best way in which to diagnose or treat hypothyroidism, that adrenal fatigue does exist and that T3 is an alternative option for some people. However, she did say that there is not enough research into the effects of adrenal supplements and NDT. She also said that appropriate levels of vitamins and minerals play an important role in ensuring overall well being in people who have Hashimoto's. More importantly she stated that there does need to be a meeting of minds in terms of the two camps who have differing views on investigating, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders. I am delighted to say that after struggling for over 11 years on T4 only and adrenal issues she is willing to prescribe T3 and closely monitor how I get on. If anyone wants to know who I saw PM me and I will pass on the details Onwards & upwards!
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