Had a strange confusing meeting with a locum Dr as mine had been called to deal with a crisis.
I asked what my bloods revelaed on my thyroid. and he said....
Me =Groan rolls eyes literally around the room
Dr = You dont have an underactive thyroid.
Me= I dont have one, who said?
Dr= your bloods, the brain hormone secretion is normal.
Me - My what?
Dr= Brain hormone secretion it tells the thyroid to release thyroxine and is normal, no sign of thyroid issues.
Me= Erm have you felt my thyroid and seen the scans and.....
Dr feels throat, checks my mouth. and says. Throats a bit sore and swollenProbably find youve got a throat infection on its way.
Me = My thyroid is swollen and my tonsils have been up for over 4 years now. Then there is my enlarged lymph glands and nodules on my thyroid and you say I dont have an underactive thyroid or any thyroid issues.
Dr= yes tyou don't and tonsils come up and down you probably dont notice them and lymph too.
Me = so this swelling that has been up now for over a year is normal?
Dr = At your age things do take a bit longer to get over and thyroid is doing its job.
Me= and what about my tachycardia?
Dr, you need beta blockers heres the perscription.
Me = can I have my repeats perscriptions please.
Dr = Sure what do you need.
Me= Thyroixine, 100mgs, 50 mgs and 25 megs and etc...
Dr= prints off perscriptions signs and hands them over to me.
Me= If my thyroid is working fine blah blah why have you just given me thyroxine to take.
Dr shuts door with me outside it.