Hi I'm new to the post and would appreciate member's comments. I receive a letter from my GP advising that my thyroid blood test shows subclinical hypothyroidism, she would like me to book an appointment to discuss this and would like the test repeated in six months. The way appointments work at my surgery is first a call to the surgery, a GP will then call back on the same day and if she deems it necessary a face to face appointment will be made for later that day. I thought there might be some time for a discussion about the symptoms and a course of action, I have lots of questions but when the GP called she repeated what was said in the letter and said there would be no treatment at this stage and didn't deem it necessary for a further appointment unless I was feeling unwell. I was so taken aback by the brevity of her call that I didn't really respond as I should have. I don't know the exact nature of the test, what is a normal reading and how much my results vary from the normal range. Am I entitled to a print out of the results? Is there anything I can take, change my diet, take vitamins, supplement, etc. to prevent or delay it developing into full blown hypothyroidism. These were some of the questions I should have asked. I have always suffered from very dry skin but it's been particularly bad for several months, I am losing hair and gaining weight but put it down to the aging process as I'm a 69 year old female. Sorry if I've rambled on a bit but I’d like to know what other questions I should ask when I call back and ask/demand a face to face appointment with a doctor.
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