After today's experience, I really don't want to go back to the lipid clinic again. I only went because I wanted the FH test but as usual I felt completely steamrollered by the consultant, that he wasn't listening to anything I said, and I will have to wait 4 months for the results anyway. But I am very bothered by the fact that he is insisting on doing a lot of further investigations I don't want. He paid lip service to the idea of "patient choice" but I just felt it was the same scenario as at the other two I had been to - the consultant trying to bully/scare me into taking statins.
I have a GP appointment tomorrow, so I can discuss what happened with the GP, but a condition of the FH test is that they have to use an NHS provider. I don't want treatment from the lipid clinic, but I do want the FH test to settle the uncertainty. Whatever the result is though, I'm then leaving the lipid clinic and not going back. Any suggestions? Is there an NHS provider where I could just get the test done?
I have really had a bellyful of the scaremongering and don't want any more.