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Old 03-20-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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Hunt for good UK thyroid doc

My regular GP is a firm believer that TSH levels are all you need to worry about with Hypothyroidism. . . . since I'm the one still suffering with horrible symptoms then I'm going to have to disagree with her.

My question is really aimed at UK sufferers . . . how do I get proper treatment if my GP won't refer me to a specialist and I don't have health insurance?

I've booked an appointment at my husband's doctors surgery in the hope that they might be better but if that doesn't work then I'm stuck with nowhere to turn.

 
Old 03-27-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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Re: Hunt for good UK thyroid doc

Try dr Gordon skinner he is based in Birmingham but does clinics in Glasgow. Or try Barry peatfield durrant he is based in Surrey but takes a more nutritional/supplement based approach and cannot prescribe thyroid meds BUT he does recommend natural thyroid meds like armour of which he can advise you where/ how to get. My doc ignored my low free t4 because it was ' in range' and my tsh was 'normal'.

 
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:07 AM   #3
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Re: Hunt for good UK thyroid doc

Thanks Moo77. I have looked up Dr Skinner and have his details saved 'in case of an emergency'

I saw my husbands doctor last week. I asked her what would happen when my blood tests came back 'normal' as they probably will. . . she will increase my dose to 75mcg LevoT regardless of the results just because I don't feel normal! FINALLY! A doctor that isn't obsessed with TSH.

Fingers crossed my body will be happy with a higher dose and I can get on with living.

Now to sort out my skin!!!

 
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Glad to hear things are looking up, Bartonse!
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