After taking some great advise from some of you wonderful people I wrote a very pointed letter to my doctor not asking but telling her that i either wanted to start thyroid medication NOW or be referred to an endo. I have been having symptoms most of my life, even had my pituitary looked at 20 odd years ago as things like my shoe size altered etc but the consultant left the area and no one else could be bothered so i was forgotten about (the usual story). Ever since then they have only done the basic thyroid tests on me and said I was high to borderline so refused to do anything about it. But this year they have told me that my 'thyroid is attacking itself' which you kind people informed me is Hashi's. I have spent hours investigating this and it explaims so many of my symptoms over the years it is untrue. I am so mad to think I have been so ill for so long and it could have been so easily treated. So I wrote this letter telling the doctor this. She has called me in on Thursday, but what do I say? I am not so brave face to face, any suggestions? I saw another doctor last week about my restless legs at the main hospital and i mentioned it to him and he said she is probably hesitant because if they give me thyroxine my thyroid will stop altogether, is that true or are they fobbing me off? I told him I had shrunk 3 inches in height and even though my eye sight had stayed the same for over 20 years had altered by over 25% in the last 6 months he all of a sudden stated shuffling through my file rather rapidly. He then arranged for me to have a bone density test and a list of bloods taken including,
Hb/Full blood count
Urea & Electrolytes
Bone (incl. Magnesium)
as I took a picture of the sheet while waiting for the nurse, he at least now seems to be taking me seriously.
Any advise greatly appreciated, thanks xx