I'm going to my GP next week and am considering asking for a scan on my thyroid and also to mention that no one has examined my neck/thyroid in over a decade. Is there even any use in getting a scan? Do old fashioned neck exams even get done any more by Endos? My aunt is a retired doctor in Europe and she said scans are done as a matter of course. Having been chronic for 17 years surely I have earned at least 1 scan?
I've got to the point where I'm going nowhere fast with my health and I've reached a point where I'm struggling to get through the days again.
Is it worth asking for a referral to an Endo? My past experience of them is that positive. I have had insufficient vit D, ferritin, B12 and also have hashi. None of them tested for B12 etc - I paid for those tests.
If anyone can recommend an enlightened Endo that specialises in thyroid in London or home counties could you please DM me?
I'm hoping my GP will test for B12, ferritin (won't/can't do vit D) and iron along with thyroid (TSH only I should imagine so I'll get a private test done). Should I be asking for anything else to test to see why I suffer daily with headaches, breathlessness and fatigue?