Been hypo for few years (that I know of) but my GP wouldn't refer me to a specialist or endo cos my blood tests were normal after taking Levothyroxine. He was just putting my symptoms down to depression & raising my Fluoxetine dose (which actually made me high & hyper & then I crashed & had serious depression.) He was useless so I stopped going to docs & tried to manage things myself with diet & supplements...but I've been feeling more ill the last year, especially on my periods & had to stop work. I had no choice but to see my GP again (had to wait 2 weeks for appointment) & I demanded to see a specialist. He finally ordered me an ultrasound of my thyroid & they found a 3cm nodule which has divided in the middle, ENT doc says it looks cancerous so made me have a fine needle biopsy, now waiting for results. ENT doc said if it is cancer they would give me radiotherapy but she also said it could be Hashimoto's so would then refer me to an endo. Naturally I'm worried whatever the result will be. I've read radiotherapy can actually cause thyroid cancer & damage vocal cords? Is an ethanol injection a better alternative? If it's hashi's then should I see an endo or an immunologist or both?
I'm so angry with my GP, this thing has been growing in my neck for god knows how long.
Anyone who is being fobbed off by their doctor, demand the proper treatment! NHS docs are under pressure from the government not to refer patients to specialists to save money. If I could turn back time I would write a complaint about my GP, give it to the practice manager & demand a different GP.