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    Endo the road? Straight forward from now?

    Well, went to see an Endo last week. She was very efficient. She looked through things thoroughly, went over my history, asked how I feel, checked my reflexes, did various physical examinations. It would seem that she thinks that my GP has been under-prescribing or has been too cautious, she said there is no point in having bloods done every 2 or 3 weeks - better 6, as it can take 6 weeks for the medication to have effect, that I can easily go up to 100 mcg, that I can alter if I want - say 75 one day and 125 another, that she would never start someone off on 25 mcg, that such low doses wouldn't be a threat to a healthy person's heart, and that I can take meds at night if I want. I have decided not to change the time of day of taking the medication, even tho it is a pain not being able to have calcium for 45, having to wait for an hour before eating and drinking, etc., as some nights I eat quite late and do drink wine so it is best left. At least I feel more confident - I knew that I was having problems and it isn't just 'my age'. I will make sure I will get what I want when I go to the GP next time. I know my own body. I have stopped having as many of the freezing flushes and the hot flushes have stopped. I feel that I have been quite lucky to get diagnosis and treatment but that I may have suffered a bit longer than I needed to. After all my TSH was 67 in October.
    I asked if the NHS would give Arm,our or anything other than synthetic Levo - no - emphatically. She said one ony needs T4. BVUT she did say that the GP should be aiming for my TSH to be 0.2 - not 5 as the GP had said earlier - the top of the ran ge.
    If this helps anyone else, then GOOD! Make sure you get the attention you deserve. After all - no one else is suffering apart from you!

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    Re: Endo the road? Straight forward from now?

    Thats great Anni, I was started on a very low dose at first....GPs are just so worried over being sued they put peoples lives at risk!!

    Your endo sounds like every other endo I have seen regarding Armour, but hey , such is life!

    Good to hear from you, and glad your under the care of a specialist, I think every Thyroid sufferer should be referred straight away!!!

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    Re: Endo the road? Straight forward from now?

    Its good that you have found an endo who will listen to you, and allow you to make your own decisions about the amount of thyroid to take. its just a pity some will not consider Armour or even T3.

    I was today reading the latest joint statement from the BTF about diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism and two statements are outstanding in their "head-in-the-sand" effect -

    b) patients with primary hypothyroidism should be treated with T4 using levothyroxine tablets alone.

    e) The College does not support the use of thyroid extracts or thyroxine and T3 combinations without further validated research published in peer reviwed journals. Therefore the inclusion of T3 in the treatment of hypothyroidism should be reserved for use by accredited endocrinologists in individual patients.

    I am too disgusted to comment at this time, the whole thing is published by BTF, BTA, Royal College of Physicians. the Association for Clinical Biochemistry, the Society for Endocrinology, and is endorsed by
    the Royal College of General Practitioners.

 

 

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