Back in 2010 I had problems with my liver and was Diagnosed with Fatty Liver which turned out that I had mild fibrosis. To cut a long story short I found a very helpful lady called Sarah Tattersall from the Liver Trust who helped me understand what questions I needed to ask my GP. One thing she told me to was to always get a printout of my blood results. This has been the best information everyone should know about. 6 weeks ago I had a blood test and my liver and kidneys results were raised. If you look back at my blog under ALT you can read what I have been going through but after changing to a different GP practice I was told I had high blood pressure, vitamin D deficient. High Cholesterol, and Gout. To add to all that my body was so puffy that I was in a lot of pain most of the time. I had my bloods done again this week and was told to ring for the results which I did. I was told by the receptionist that they were All Normal. This sent alarm bells ringing because I knew my body was telling me that something was not right. I then I asked what my serum ALT was only to be told they were 137 when I knew the range should be left than 50. Straight away I asked for a printout which I went and collected from the surgery. Not only did she tell me that all were normal but found on the second sheet that the TSH (thyroid) result was also raised.
I phoned my GP who confirmed I have a under active thyroid. Which I am not surprised because I had questioned this at my old surgery only to find on a old printout that it should be monitored and never had until now.
Thank you Sarah for encouraging me to ask for a printout. No doctors surgery can Deny giving you this information. Take control of your health. There are 23,000 patients at my surgery so its very difficult for Doctors to monitor everyone. I hope now my health can be improved and I thank everyone in making this forum a useful tool in getting information to people to understand their health issues.
Thanks everyone for listening to me go on about my aches and pains x