Week 27 - again 2 crappy days and 5 indifferent. Went to the doctors about this continuous cold and he said that I didnt have an infection and it was a virus. I would need to take a nasal spray for the conjestion and go back in 3 weeks if things were not resolved. To be fair my youngest son seems to have the same problem (in fact he has had it a week longer than me) and a different doctor has said the same about him. I am now toying with the idea of making an appointment with Dr Gordon Skinner. I looked at his website and my symptoms ,thyroid tests and basal temperature from years ago seem to match what he is saying is hypothyroid. I looked at any testimonials on him and although he has been investigated by the GMC (NHS) on 2 occasions he was allowed to continue his unauthodox treatments. A family friend who was diagnosed with MS then Lupus then M.E. has been to see him and seems to be recovering. I also looked on line at any testimonials he might have and was shocked by the testimonials from patients who supported him through his GMC hearings. There was a dossier of over 2000 patient testimonials. I thought I would read them all (some chance) , but after the first 5 or so , was again shocked at the words of the majority, if not all, like 'returned to full health even though my GP did not agree with my treatment for hypothyroid', 'has given me my life back' etc. I was also given his book by our friend and during the opening few pages he happened to mention herpes viruses , particularly EBV and varicella zoster (chickenpox) and in his opinion these are a major factor to thyroid damage especially when contracted in adulthood. All of my problems started when I had a bout of chicken pox and although I was ok for a few years after , when I then contracted shingles and was going through a very stressful time at work, I went downhill to where I am now.