I went to see gp yesterday (not my usual one)
I took with me a list of blood tests I wanted doing following advice on here. He was very much "I'm the doctor here" and asked me to explain in detail all my symptoms and why I was requesting these tests. I did this and asjed did he think there may be a possibility of me having an intolerance to wheat/gluten and he replied you probably have IBS but wouldn't accept it could be linked to my thyroid condition i! He refused to get me tested for vit D as the lab didn't do that and he didn't know which lab did. I asked about getting T3 checked and he said they just don't do it , I asked why and was told we use tsh, T3 is not needed. I explained I had been on this website and I was trying to understand more about my condition so I could help myself to feel better and not have to keep going to see him. Basically he said you shouldn't go by what other people say, they are only sharing their own experiences and are not qualified to give opinions on other peoples health. I asked about the possibility of me not absorbing the thyroxine ( my tsh was 43 when taking 150 mcg thyroxine daily) and he just said wait until your next results come back. He wasn't willing to discuss why it could have happened or how to ensure I take my thyroxine with water at least an hour before food (perhaps he didn't know that) Finally I asked to be referred to a specialist who might be willing to listen to me and discuss in detail my concerns and advise me on my future treatment. He hastily printed blood forms and said we will see what your results say. I came out feeling rather let down about his attitude and will make sure I don't see him next time. Sorry this post is so long ! This is a list of the bloods I had and to be honest some of them don't mean a lot to me, hope someone can translate for me.
BP, CRP, EBFL, EFTN, ELF, ESR, FBC, FE, PR, UE, Bone profile, C-reactive protein, B12/FOLATE, FSH/LH, FERRITIN, GAMMA GT, LIVER PROFILE, FULL BLOOD COUNT, IRON P TRANSFERRIN, PROTEINS (TP/Alb). RENAL PROFILE (URE/CREAT)
AEA Coeliac screen (IGA TTG Ab-ECT). and thyroid function.
Thanks in advance.