Hi Everyone..I initially posted on here after getting an unexpected 'borderline hypothyroid' result from blood tests taken for something else last March and was told by GP that I would definitely develop the disease in the future , but my results were in 'normal' range so to go back in 6 months for another blood test. When i came home and read the symptoms related to 'hypo' , this made sense as I had been experiencing the majority of them for the last two years ( insomnia, heart palpitations and weight gain being the worst ) but put it all down to ageing / early menopause. After advice on here, I went back to GP to also ask for FT3, Iron, and Vit D Tests. As a result of those , was advised by administator to self supplement for B12 and Folate, which were low and also taking a high pro-biotic for 4 months which I have done. Then was advised at my next test to request thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobin antibodies to also be tested to rule out hashimoto's. I had the test booked for this week but the GP's receptionist called me the day before to cancel it because my last test was in September, and said the GP would not test me for another year ! I am still displaying all the symtoms, despite supplementing for the last 4 months and I don't know where to go from here. I have made an appointment with a different GP to discuss all this next week. Can anyone advise me what the next step should be ? If they are unwilling to test me for another year, I doubt that they will refer me to an Endo, but I am willing to go private to sort this out. Should I go to blue horizon for these tests , instead of waiting /suffering for another year? So frustrating just trying to get a diagnosis ! I have emailed Louise Warville for a list of Endo's but am not sure if I still need a doctor's referral, even to go private ? Any advice would be helpful at this stage as I feel like am getting nowhere fast. Thanks all.
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