I posted a couple of weeks ago for advice & encouragement & was spurred on when I saw my GP last week to insist I got more tests done, despite him making me feel like I was wasting his time. I almost shouted at him at one point, he was so unsympathetic & completely uninterested in my list of symptoms I'd printed off & taken with me.
Anyway, he finally agreed to another round of blood tests - thyroid, Vit D, iron & cortisol. I don't have the full results yet but the receptionist called me today & told me the doctor had written me up a script for Vit D (I was on it for a couple of months from December after first round of tests. She also told me my TSH level was 8.3 (range was 0.5-5.5 last time), but that the doctor didn't need to see me again just retest in 3 month. She said I could book a phone appointment with the doctor if I wanted to talk through my results with him. Great, so another 3 months of waiting & feeling rubbish?
I will go down tomorrow & pick up the script & ask for a full print out of all the results & post tomorrow for review (along with the past couple from Dec & April), but my question for now is...
I took out private medical insurance a few months ago, adding myself to my partners company policy, I am already seeing a private Physio for back/neck/shoulder pain - I was recently diagnosed with a mild scoliosis & osteo arthritis & the NHS physio signed me off after 3 sessions without really helping. I seem to be a subclinical case of hypo & the GP I guess isn't interested in treating til I hit 10, but I feel it's probably adding or responsible for a good portion of my back pain. Would a private referral to an Endo be any more fruitful, are they more likely to medicate with levels less than 10?! Or will they just make me wait another 3 months too? This is my third blood test since December & my highest TSH reading yet... It seems ridiculous to have to wait again, for what? They still won't medicate?
Any thoughts from anyone with Endo/private Endo experience would be much appreciated.