I wrote to my gp last week about my private thyroid results and how ill I've been feeling. I attached a symptoms list and my results.
Straight away he made fun of my letter saying 'yes I received your letter all 7 pages'. So rude. I said 'well I've been struggling with fatigue for 8 months and no one's listened to me so I took this opportunity to explain exactly how I feel'. He gave a sarcastic laugh.
He then jumped into the letter and said based on my private results I'm not hypothyroid. He said you've no indication you're hypothyroid based on your past nhs results or your blue horizon results. He said as my antibodies are normal I don't have it. End of discussion. I felt like crying and just gave up. I felt a fool for writing to him.
My nhs results in the summer were
Tsh 5.35 (0.35-5.5) 9am after breakfast.
Ft4 11 (7.0-17)
December 2015. 1pm after 2 meals.
Blue horizon results 7.40 am fasted.
Tsh 6.54 (0.2-4.2)
Ft4 14 (12-22)
My ft3 and antibodies fine.
I asked why I was exhausted, no energy at all, fatigue daily and dizziness. He said well maybe ent for the ground moving feeling when I walk. He went through all my blood results they did December and he said there's no reason for why you're so tired. It's chronic fatigue and we never know what to do with patients in your shoes. I said so why am I so dizzy when I walk and so exhausted? He said no idea. Then he said aren't you going out at all? I said yes intake my children to school but that's about it I maybe go out with my husband at weekends but this dizziness and fatigue has flared up my anxiety so had I'm afraid going anywhere incase I fall over. He said well you can see ent if you need reassurance about your ears mayve causing the ground kovinf but the fatigue I can't help as all your vitamins have risen and at good numbers. I've exhausted all avenues. So it's just chronic fatigue.
He ignored my high cholesterol result and said probably just as it's in your family.
I have 3 children. I'm 36. I feel exhausted every day. I feel like crying as he spoke down to me like I knew nothing. So I guess it's not hypothyroidism and i have to just say I have chronic fatigue syndrome. A diagnosis of exclusion.
Thank you all for your help these last few months.