I was lucky to be pointed in the direction of Dr Barry Durrant-Peatfield and a book he had written Your thyroid and How to keep it healthy.
It was another option as to how to get better and initially, I was looking at finding the 1 thing that would cure me. That was a mistake as low thyroid and ME/CFS are multi-layered, a lesson I was learning as I listened to my body.
Dr Peatfields thinking on ME/CFS is that it is more often connected to the incorrect treatment of a thyroid issue, than anything else.
This meant more to me than the GP who had told me
‘there is no such thing as CFS!’. With him I was insulted.
With Dr Peatfield I was enlightened with facts and information that gave me hope.
The thyroid issue in each person is complex and one size treatment does not fit all! You have to have someone who listens to you and your symptoms and if that is not your GP then maybe it’s time to find a better one.
With me my thyroid was not producing enough thyroxine, so I was given a low dose of levothyroxine (T4). It seemed to help me a bit, at first, and then the benefits would wear off after a few weeks, so it was raised. With the same see-saw effect of a bit better and then wear off!. So it kept on being raised till I became thyrotoxic ( you feel even worse when this happens, believe me). The GP and Endochrinologist, just kept making the same, incorrect judgements and stopped listening to the person. After reading the book I realised I needed adrenal support first before I could look at my thyroid treatment. I started taking supplements like B12 (injections), Vitamin C, Co-enzyme Q 10, a multi Vitamin D, Vitamin D3, selenium and calcium so that by the time I met Dr Peatfield, I was starting to work on my better health already.
I felt I was doing something, rather than allowing myself to just say ‘poor me’ . I had to want to get well, I had to find a way to recover even though I was so tired. It was about doing something every day, no matter how small an achievement it was, that was getting me better. It could be spending 5 minutes reading or 10 minutes on the computer – as often that was my limit. There were days when I was so tired that I managed to visualise being in better health and nothing more than that, yet it was working towards better health.
Working with Dr Peatfield is great. A challenge and a road that can be difficult at times but the great thing is You Both have something in common. He wants you to get well, just as much as you want to be in full health again.
A big thank -you to Dr Peatfield as my journey continues. He has been a great support. There was a time when I’d had a really bad call at 6pm from my GP. I was devastated, in tears, emotionally distraught and drained. When I thought I had no one to turn to and was feeling so low that seriously bad thoughts were running through my head, my phone rang. It was one of Peatfields team, they talked to me for 40 minutes and helped to calm me down. They were ringing to say they couldn’t get me to see Dr Peatfield for another month. In the end that didn’t matter as that call gave me hope that I’d all but lost.
Now that is what I call being ‘blessed’.
Now it’s up to you, how much do you want to get better?
Will you put the work into your health?
Want to know more about this treatment that I went through to see if it will help you?
Want someone who can help you through these layers – and there is a lot more to come?
Count your blessings today as it all helps towards your better health.
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