So today I saw my GP with my latest private blood results and told him I was treating myself with NDT. I fully expected him to either fly off the handle or patronise and belittle me, but instead he asked me all about NDT as he hadn't heard of it.
He said that he was more than happy to monitor my bloods including FT3 and FT4 while I carried on with self-treatment, if that was the route I preferred. The alternative he said was to switch to levo under him and he would refer me to a different endo of my choosing if I'd rather do it that way.
I nearly fell off my chair!! I explained that since he'd said he couldn't treat me when my TSH was 3.8 and FT4 was below range, despite me being seriously symptomatic, I'd ordered the NDT then taken a test on the day I started which put my TSH over range. I told him I didn't think he'd be that bothered even then, but he assured me he would have treated that as hypo.
It's kind of annoying that I've had to fork out all that money, when he is now saying he'd have done a re-test if I'd have asked, and that I've paid for NDT if he would have treated me with levo free of charge...however, I'm glad that I've started NDT, because I like the effect it is having, and I've not read a negative post about it yet. I'm pleased that I told him, it's reassuring to know he is in the loop, but I'm happy to keep trying my way first. Who'd have thought such a reaction from a GP was possible??