Had my appointment with my GP re my letter I sent in - she wholeheartedly agrees my concerns about the autoimmune problems and this is what has come out of the (long) chat I had with her:
- She believes the high plasma viscosity is related to the high TSH results.
- She also believes that these two high results are most likely a form of inflammation - that being thyroiditis.
- She has ordered the following tests for me:
Antibody Profile (including thyroid antibodies)
She's also of the same mind that I have a mishmash of hyper and hypo without me being committed to under or over. She weighed me and says my body mass index is just about healthy - she wouldn't like me to lose any more weight.
She has also agreed for me to be referred and has said for me to get the blood tests done sooner rather than later so that she can talk with me about them and also send these to the endocrinologist. That's right, she has agreed to refer me!
She understands that I want answers and my concerns dealt with by someone more clinically experienced with thyroid/endocrine issues and I couldn't believe this was coming from an NHS GP! Wow!
I also told her I spent a lot of money having those private tests done and she looked at me surprised and said "we could've done all that for you, you didn't have to go through all that." Now they said that. Ah well, never mind.
Thank you to everyone especially Moggie for all their help in helping me get there! I don't know what I can do to repay you all.
Jo xxx xxxx