Hi, this is my first time posting. I would like to have some advice on a situation that happened today.
I have a BMI of 28 - but I carry it well. I've been concerned about my weight for a long time, and today I had an appointment with the GP about something else entirely (I've got a bulging disc that flared up). It took a week to get the appointment and in the meantime my issue cleared up on its own. Anyway, I figured that while I was there I would get some help with my weight.
The GP gave no help at all. I was floored at how little she cared. She asked about my family history of weight problems - and that was it. She didn't ask me to step on the scales, measure my waist... nothing. She didn't ask about the food I eat, or the exercise I do. She just said that some people maintain around certain weights, and I'm not large enough to go on the NHS weight loss program.
I was hoping to get my thyroid levels checked - because I'm a molecular biologist and I think there is something wrong with me, and there is a family history of thyroid problems. I hoped to get at least something more than a disinterested smile. I've not dealt with GPs about weight issues before, and I had expected something totally different than what I got. Now, I'm not sure what to do.
Is this normal behaviour for a GP?
I'm not obese, so, I don't matter?
Should I try to see a different GP, or will I be subjected to the same kine of treatment all over again?