I posted last week asking for advice for when visiting my doctor for the first time with suspected hypothyroid which was gratefully received!
I was nervous my gp wouldn't take my symptoms seriously and I was right to be, he didn't want to test my thyroid! I had a list in hand of 22 symptoms that are completely debilitating that he barely listened to. He insists my exhaustion is due to having 5 children one of which being a 6 month old baby (who has slept through the night since 8 weeks) and all other symptoms are caused by anxiety and potentially depression as I have a history of pnd (now questioning whether I ever actually had this at all or have always had thyroid issues). Also, being as inexperienced as I am, it's helpful for the after effects of child birth to be explained to me by an elderly man!! 🙄
I felt completely patronised and not listened to. He eventually conceded and agreed to test my thyroid "only to reduce your anxiety, when it comes back fine you can stop worrying."
Sorry for the rant but why are doctors so quick to chalk everything down to depression/anxiety and chuck a prescription at you rather than do some simple blood tests?? It beggars belief!