"Medication problems for hypothyroidism"

About: NHS Surrey Heath CCG

(as the patient),

First I am in a position of having to self treat my thyroid condition and purchasing my own medication from abroad. The reason for this is that thyroxin does not help me and the only T3 that the NHS provide at very small dosage has sodium chloride in which does not help with my high BP.

I had to attend a locum GP who has interest in Gynae matters who visits the local surgeries. I have Lichen Sclerosis, but along with Dermovate ointment the GP prescribed what is an oestrogen pill on a stick. It caused my muscles to hurt even more, which made me look into the effects of Oestrogen and progesterone on ones thyroid. Oestrogen inhibits the secretion of thyroid hormone, but progesterone aids the secretion of thyroid hormone. I have therefore ordered my own progesterone cream, which I feel would be safer and far better than what one would get from NHS.

One would think that a GP with specialities should in turn know what the effect that the prescribed medication has on ones thyroid, in fact every Doctor should know the effect of anything they prescribe has on their patient's health condition. This knowledge however is sadly lacking where ones thyroid is concerned, bearing in mind ones thyroid can affect every cell in ones body.

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