Dear Forum Members,
I am new here and I was wondering if there is anyone who could help me. I am 32 and about 3 months ago I asked my GP to send me to a thyroid function test as I had matching symptoms. He did send me but the surgery never contacted me and I have seen the GP several times since with my blood pressure issues, and he never mentioned it, so I assumed my blood results were all ok.
Yesterday I've seen to another GP (same surgery but got appointment with someone else only). He has suggested to change my blood pressure pill due to the side effects I was getting on the old one, and also printed a blood test form for me, he said that it's routine to check kidney functions and the like when someone has high blood pressure so when it's convenient for me I should go and get the test done. Only after I got home (and surgery was closed by then) I read the blood test form. It is asking for full blood count, glucose (I assume it's because I had gestational diabetes during my last pregnancy a year ago), Urea and electrloytes (kidney function), which is all understandable. But it also says the following in the "Tests required" section:
"Thyroid function tests (tft)(g)(Thyroxine therapy=Yes(Drug and dose =>200 mcg Thyroxine))"
What does this mean please? I am not on Thyroxine and never been told that I should be on it, never been told that my last results were not ok either? Is it possible that this GP just made a mistake when printing the form? And if so, why is he asking for a Thyroid test anyway, it was done just a few months ago?
I know I should ask the GP which I will, but they are closed until Monday and I am a bit worried about this, just wanted to know what you think please. Any advice would be appreciated. I am hoping that surely it's not possible that a GP surgery doesn't inform you if you results come back not ok, and since I've also seen the doctor several times since, he would have mentioned if there would have been a problem with my last results? Anyone has any experience with something like this? Thank you very much.