Three weeks ago I woke up at 6.30 with pain in the left hand side of my stomach and running to the toilet.
I phoned my gp and she said I don't think it's your diverticulitis, I think you have a stomach virus let it run for about 3 day and it should be ok then.
So by the weekend I was really bad and was taken into hospital 3 times. They said the first 2 times that they thought it was a stomach virus, then on the 3rd time they said it was my diverticulitis and discharged with some steroids.
On the following Monday I phoned the IBS nurse and she asked me to come and see her on the Tuesday. She took blood and stool test and said to call her on the Thursday and she would be able to prescribe some medication at that point.
I called on the Thursday and another IBS nurse spoke to her and she said to tell me that I would have to call next week when my specialist returned.
So by the Monday I was really very poorly and upset because I had been left with no medication to help me for a further week. I spoke to the nurse that said that she would prescribe something for me and she was putting words into my mouth. At that point I got very upset and stood up to her. She said that she would speak to my specialist in the afternoon and call me back.
She called me back and my specialist asked how I was and she said that I was a little upset and his reply to her was that is not like Jan.
The point of all this is he said that he thinks I have a over active thyroid and for the nurse to call my GP so she call the GPS and left a message for the GP to call back and she would send a urgent letter also. The next day came and still no call from my GP to which I thought was very unusual, so I call the IBS nurse as she told me to do if I had not heard from the GP.
I spoke to another IBS nurse and she said I will get her to give you a call and for me to call my GP so I did and they had nothing on the screen to say the IBS had called and no letter. I could not believe this. Also the IBS nurse never called back.
My question to everyone is do I need to worry as I know nothing about a over active thyroid? Also when they told me that they THINK I have a over active thyroid. Surely they have to be sure as I don't want to take more medication if I don't have it.
How can I be sure that the diagnosis is correct? Please if anyone can help me I would be really grateful. Also if anyone has a over active thyroid could you please tell me the symptoms.
I have so many other things going on that I need to be sure.
I am really sorry for the long post but I thought it is better that I explained all of it so you could see the full picture.
I truly hope that you are all feeling as well as you can be. Take good care of yourselfs. Jan 🤗🤗🤗🌹🌷🌺🌸xxxxx