Okay so here's a bit of background story.
I went to my doctors back in June last year as my sister had just been tested and diagnosed with underactive thyroid and suggested I get checked out too.
I was tested and told via a telephone appointment that I also had an underactive thyroid and it was only slightly under (couldn't tell you an readings or results as I don't have a copy). They started me 50mgs. The doctor really explain anything about the condition and I only asked a few questions as he wasn't very friendly or approachable and I was still reeling from the news (I get quite anxious and stressed at times). I was told to get myself retested in 3 months time.
Fast forward 3 months I do a blood test again and I'm still under so I'm upped to 75s. This time I spoke to another nicer (younger) doctor via telephone was willing to sit and listen to me. The other doctor apparently doesn't work fridays and was then off on holiday for 2 weeks (lucky him). I was only to happy to see someone else given my last appointment with him. The helpful doctor even left the blood test form with the new prescription ready for my next test. He actually checked with me when i rang that that was why i was being tested. whereas the other one never leaves one and in fact when he rang the first time he actually had to ask why he was ringjng me....he'd asked me to make an appointment in the first place!
Fast forward again to december and I'm still under but only just so I'm upped to 100mgs. I asked the doctor what to do with the left over pills from my 75s. He said I could take them back to the pharmacy or I could make up 100 using them. He gave me 2 months supply and told me to retest in 3 months time. I used up my left overs which was less than a fortnights supply.
Fast forward to last week when I get a call from the receptionist asking why I've booked a blood test. Granted it wasnt exactly 3 months later it was about 2 weeks early but I work in a school and they dislike you taking time off during the school day for appointments and last week was half term. Also I've learned from my first experience when I rang up about a week before my pills ran out and they had no appointments available. I learned then that I could get a repeat prescription (up until now I've not really needed to go to the doctors very often certainly not for something reoccurring). That was annoying though as I then had another 3 month stash of them and I only needed 2 weeks!
It didn't really surprise me that they rang given that when I'd booked it they asked if I had the blood test form to take with me and I said no I hadn't been given one I was just told to book another one in 3 months. Needless to say after I explained about half term and it not really being as convenient at another time they said I could keep the appoinment sighed and said they'd get the doctor to do a blood form.
I've just rung the surgery to find out if the results were in. The receptionist said yes they were and my levels were normal. No mention of the doctor speaking to me or if I was carrying on with my current levels of meds. I'm asumming that that's what I have to do. I tried to prompt her by saying "I guess I need to get a repeat prescription then?" All she said was "you have to come into the surgery to do that we don't do it over the phone".
I honestly feel like I have to do all the work. There's no support or advice and I'm lucky if the people I speak to are cordial most of the time I feel like I'm being talked down to.
Am I just been unintentionally thick about things because I just don't know what I'm supposed to be doing and it's stressing me out. I've never had to deal with any long term medical issues.