Time for an update, spoke to my GP this morning, as we feared the labs would not do my blood work as they said my TSH of 3.9 was within normal range.
My GP recommends waiting to see if the endocrinologist will see me (she did a referral at the same time she requested my blood work), if they do then she feels that they may be able to request the necessary tests as the time frame for a repeat test will have elapsed.
Of course, the endocrinologist could still refuse to see me for the same reasons the lab refused to process my new bloods.
I can't afford a private test, I feel really unwell, totally deflated and quite frankly beaten.
How naive of the NHS to ignore sub-clinical hypothyroidism, surely it makes sense to treat someone before their thyroid packs up altogether and/or they develop symptoms that ARE a drain on the NHS resources.