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On 100 levo thyroxine with no relief and bloods show

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Hi. On 100 levo thyroxine with no relief and bloods show antibodies off the scale. Waiting to see NHS endo but only in October. Would it be dangerous for me to add cytomel to my levo?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tsh was 30 when diagnosed in December. Started on 50 levo thyroxine and increased to 100. Tsh now 0.6 but antibodies over 600. I know that NHS are not keen on NDT or cytomel but I have to try something.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

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Yes. It would be a very bad idea for you, on your own, to add cytomel to your treatment regiment.

This medication should only be used under a physicians direct orders and supervision.

I suggest you work closely with your NHS endocrinologist or private MD.

Does this make sense to you?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My GP cannot help me anymore and endo only available in October. Privately available in September for a cool £300. Angry and frustrated beyond as while I wait my body is destroying my thyroid. Never mind that I feel so much worse on meds - yes the staple that is levo than before I was diagnosed. Why is it that cytomel is available over the counter in Europe - can get it online, but such a no no here? I am prepared to pay for it myself but just need a bit of guidance.
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

What you are considering doing -- using over the counter cytomel on your own-- is very dangerous.

You are messing with a very important and powerful part of your endocrine system.......

I strongly suggest you not go down this path.

I'm sorry that the NHS is putting these roadblocks in your path. Here in the USA you could see an endocrinologist right away......different country. Different health system.

I wish things were different.

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Could you possibly recommend anything natural to assist me? Thank you
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 12 months ago.

Unfortunately, no matter what The Evil Dr. Google might tell you, there are no natural alternatives available that have been proven to be safe and effective for such a serious issue.

Sorry about that.....