So, my GP has referred me for a second opinion to a private endo. In preparation he's printed off all my previous letters from my NHS endo and test results etc. Very helpful - so far so good.
I have just looked through my letters....
Here's a few quotes from the NHS endo (a man I found so rude and patronising that I asked him if he spoke to all patients like this)
'J has been banging on about Armour and other crackpot treatments. I have told her that these are ineffective and indeed unsafe'
'she feels that her hair is falling out. I see no evidence of this and assume it is female preoccupation with appearance'
'I have advised her that she should get up and go to the gym if she wishes to regain her previous ability to compete in triathlons
'It is sometimes hard for patients to realise just how much they are eating'
'her thyroid levels are slightly raised but this would not account for her symptoms of palpitations, fatigue and confusion' THE SLIGHTLY RAISED LEVELS WERE 7.7.
'I have prescribed 50mcg of levothyroxine and will see her again in six months'