You will see from previous posts that I've found a very understanding endocrinologist who wrote to my GP and said I am one of the small minority of patients who can't take T4, that he is to get blood tests done for my next appt and the tests must test T3.
So I visited my GP after he received the letter and after I had been taking the increased T3 along with blood test results. The T3 level was top of range. T4 very low understandably and my TSH above range. I asked my GP what he thought of the results and he said Ineeded to take T4 regardless of what the endo said. I asked him if I could get T3 prescribed and he said he would have to ask the CCG. I went back to the endo and he increased my T3 dose again.
My GP had asked me to contact him tomorrow to find out if he'd been successful at getting me T3 (50mcg per day.)
So, wish me luck when I contact him tomorrow but as I'm doubtful he would have fought my corner what can I say to him? Can someone explain the named patient concept and whether it makes any difference to the price to the NHS or takes responsibility from the GP?