I showed my results from blue horizon to the gp yesterday and said my TSH has increased from around 2 to 3.91 - should I be concerned? Now I was not asking if I needed treatment or a diagnosis or anything as I know I am considered in the normal range by the medical profession. I was simply asking if an increasing TSH is a concern. Her response - no you are in the normal range. So from this I can only conclude that actually the medical profession will only act once you are very ill, rather than looking at the bigger picture and monitoring or taking action at the first sign something is not right. (I was also told physiotherapy could help another issue but the waiting list is long, though I have seen physios quite quickly recently, so she will not refer me and I should go private (I am a student earning the grand sum of £0/year). Is this the right attitude from an nhs gp?)
I have concluded that seeing the gp is a waste of time (been having so many issues re my b12 deficiency and refusal to accept my neurologist's diagnosis, my son's neurological issues, my other son's psc and resistance to recommendations from his consultant) and have vowed to avoid them from now on. I will visit for my b12 injection from the nurse only. They are clearly only interested in addressing acute conditions and chronic conditions are swept under the carpet until symptoms become acute. So much money could be saved in the nhs if conditions were addressed sooner and the bigger picture was considered when seeing a patient.
This group offers far more support than my own gp.