My long list of symptoms means that my health problems could have a number of causes but the most likely names at the top of the list are thyroid and adrenals. I’ve spent a lot of time reading, researching, learning and doing battle and this blog is my way of keeping it all in one place… Read More A Summary
I’ve spent two weeks away on holiday in the US. I was worried before we left that I wouldn’t be able to cope with the touristy type stuff and would be permanently knackered but I packed up all my medication and supplements carefully to make sure I didn’t forget anything (the number of bottles and… Read More Holiday Benefits
Today I went back to the doctor to get the result of my blood test, although I already knew the outcome. I had blood drawn for my own repeat thyroid tests at the same time. As they test B12, CRP, Ferritin and Folate at my lab, I knew my B12 would be over their reference… Read More Turning my back on the medical profession
Fully confident of my GP’s lack of co-operation next Monday, I took the liberty of ordering myself some B12 shots last weekend and they arrived today. Once the delivery man had gone, I realised that I would need to take affirmative action and get my butt down to my local chemist to get some needles… Read More Feeling like I did something wrong
It’s funny how a flare up of something that you thought was relatively innocuous can suddenly bring things into sharper focus. I’ve had a couple of little annoyances over the years, one of which is pins and needles in my outer left thigh when I lie on a hard surface. A few years ago, I… Read More Another Battle Begins
Dear Dr xxxxxx Thank you very much for your courtesy and attention during my appointment with you on 25 September and for copying me in on your letter to Dr xxxxxxxx together with the results of the various blood tests which you carried out. I should be grateful if you or your secretary would let… Read More A Letter to My Endocrinologist
Whilst searching for further information on Myxedema (specifically about the “skin pinch” test that of which I’d seen several mentions) I came across a really informative webpage at Tuberose about hypothyroid symptoms and I’m really almost spitting blood. I recommend that you take a look if you’re researching hypothyroidism. There is so much in this article that… Read More The Complete Disregard of Hypothyroid Symptoms by the Medical Profession
I was diagnosed with an hiatus hernia in my mid 20s after having trouble with increasing bouts of indigestion. The doctor put me on tablets for a month to see if that helped, which it did. Unfortunately as soon as I stopped taking the tablets, the indigestion was back. After a couple of rounds of tablets,… Read More High or Low Stomach Acid?