Despite seeing the GP about 3 times over the last year for various symptoms (unexplained weight gain, lack of energy, an infection that did not seem to go away), I was fobbed off each time. Whilst on holiday abroad, just by chance someone suggested I got my thyroid checked. TSH at 5.8, then so many other things made sense that I had never before even thought of bothering a GP with, hair loss, brittle nails, feeling constantly cold, etc.
Didn't think it worth it getting meds there, thinking I'll get treatment as soon as I got back home. How wrong was I! I never thought the NHS would be so reluctant to treat hypothyroidism. As I don't hit the magic 10 on TSH, I'm just considered "normal".
So the question is, can anyone recommend a sympathetic GP in Sheffield that would bother about my health and not what a number in a piece of paper says?
If it is a private one, can you also give me an idea of costs for consultations, meds and so on?