I have had enough, totally and utterly. I want my health back; I haven't been right since the summer when my thyroid fluctuated and I am now dealing with a whole new ball game with Hashi's. I am sat here starting to write a heartfelt letter to my fave GP which I am going to hand deliver tomorrow when the surgery opens and I NEED YOUR HELP TO WRITE IT PLEASE.
I am awful with words, I can't get them out in the right order most of the time or I say the wrong thing and cause offense. Please can you guys help me me write the letter I intend to deliver tomorrow. Yes it will be a begging letter but that is how desperate I am now. If I can't get the help I need from my GP, or even referred to a specialist, then I am at the point where I am willing to contact all tv/radio channels and beg for help that way. I am turning into erin brockovich lol
I need my GP's to stop thinking it's just depression and anxiety when I contact them. Just because I have a long history of it, whenever I do need a visit, they auto focus on that and can't look out of the box; so very blinkered. I need my doc to see that it's NOW an autoimmune thing and standard thyroid blood tests just don't cut it anymore.
I need professional help which starts with certain blood tests to be done, the results of which I can share with you guys and find a starting point in helping myself. Still learning but I know I need to be checked for leaky gut. I believe there is also a test to check for parasites in the gut but know no more about that. I would like a gluten test to see if I am sensitive but I may well have to go private for that unless that is available on the NHS. I can't afford to many private bloods but mum and dad are very worried about me and said I am to do what I need to do (just like John Wayne did lol) and they will help me out. What other blood tests should I get done please?
My male doc treats me more as a friend than a patient so I feel he will make the effort more. I bumped into him a couple of days before Christmas in Sainsburys and he knew I wasn't well and I teared up in front of him. It was his day off so I insisted not talking shop to him there and then. I am no longer going to see the female doctor as she dismissed Hashi's until I produced my own private bloods to prove otherwise. Not the first time she has messed things up with me but it will be the last.
After an awful few days of very severe anxiety, palpitations, fatigue, you name it, the symptoms have subsided (although still present). I now have a bit of an ache in my kidneys and my tummy feels a little sore and I still have nausea. I am phoning the surgery in the morning to see if I can get in for a quick urine test to see if I have a mild kidney infection - am weeing a lot although I am drinking lots of water, temp is also fine, appetite isn't very good