Hello, please forgive me for what is a bit of a rant.
I have been following the threads here a while and find it so helpful and reasuring to hear other people are going through the same thing, alot of my friends and some family dont understand.
I've had symptoms of hypothyroidism for a while now and a family history so I ordered a private test which confirmed I was positive for antibodies. I took this test to my GP who refused to accept it or refer me to a specialist. They suggested instead I see a specialist in London who I pay - I did this.
The Endocrinologist I saw works for the NHS and is very qualified, he took my blood test results and an ultrasound and confirmed I have hypothyroidism. He wrote a letter to my GP and I recommendign I start on 75ug.
When I took the letter to my Dr he became really angry and suggested the blood tests were wrong and also suggested I had convinced the Endocrinologist that I have a condition when I dont, he suggested Im delusional and "working myself into this state".
He pescribed me 25 and told me I "was lucky to get that" and that I "was lucky to be treated at all". He told me to "shut up and accept this" and told me to shut up several times. He talked to me like I had been a very bad child and it was extremely upsetting. His manner was so aggressive I was quite frightened and really glad my husband had come with me.
I'm too scared to go back to the same Dr but I am also scared another Dr will have the same reaction when I bring them the letter. I am also worried what he has written about me on my record.
Has anyone had anything similar happen, or any advice about what to do?
I apologise for whats a rant, I'm so upset and so at a loss of what I am supposed to be if my GP wont trust a Endocrinologist.