I had some blood tests done a couple a week ago as I've been suffering from a lot of stomach/GI issues. Initially I was found to have low iron, so I had more tests done for B12 and thyroid. It turns out I have anti-thyroid antibodies, and elevated TSH, which I really wasn't expecting when I returned to my GP. Anyway, she seemed unsure about whether I should have treatment, she was asking me what I thought. - whether to have treatment now or wait until my TSH reaches 10 (it was around 6-7), or I get symptoms of hypothyroidism (right now I just have the GI issues and have been feeling pretty fatigued for the last few weeks). I've no idea, I've known about this for 4 days, and have been frantically reading all I can on the internet.
Anyway, as I have BUPA insurance with my job, I've decided my best course of action is to see a specialist who may be able to advise me better on what to do next. I was hoping someone might be able to recommend somebody suitable in the Oxford / Oxfordshire area. Some of my reading here tells me that an endocrinologist may not be my best bet if I'm developing an autoimmune condition.
Thanks in advance for any advice