About this time last year I was feeling a bit rubbish, had a red, puffy face and my eyebrows were falling out. I didn't want to bother my very busy local GP (Gloucestershire/Oxon borders) with my vanity, and so I went to a private GP that I used to take my children to when we lived in London.
They told me I had hashi's and gave my thyroxine, which immediately made me feel absolutely awful. I was referred to an endo, who took bloods and immediately referred me to a rhemy. A year later, I still have big thyroid probs as I'm not sure the medication is right and current thinking is that I have SLE and Sjorgrens....although I have heard some chat on mixed connective tissue disease. This is still all in the private system.
I really need to get this deal with (and my medication which is ridiculously expensive) at home. I have booked an appointment with my local GP at the beginning of next week to explain what's going on. I have all of the letters and blood tests to help. What I would love to hear about are any good rhemy's working in Oxford or Cheltenham. I am very happy with who I have seen in London, but I can't keep travelling back and forward and I suspect if I am allowed to be seen on the NHS, I will have to see someone more local.
What I don't want to do is to go backwards....and so any advice on someone sympathetic would be really helpful. Perhaps I can even suggest someone to the GP.
I would be incredibly grateful.