I have just made a long overdue appointment to see my GP after I had an absolutely useless appointment with an endocrinologist a couple of months back.
My GP had previously told me my whole set off symptoms were psychological and told me to get counselling.
Using much appreciated advice on this forum I got some blood tests from Blue Horizon which show that, while most of my thyroid results are in range, my antibodies are quite far above range.
I asked about it on here and was told this indicated I had hashimoto's, so I took this to my GP who reluctantly referred me to the endo.
The endo told me the antibodies mean nothing, that it's OK unless I want to get pregnant and that most women's antibodies are out of range. She said I didn't have Hashimoto's, and that I looked fine to her. She did order some more blood tests (which she assured me me multiple times -because I kept asking - didn't need to be done fasting). I kept chasing up and apparently they all came back fine but I wasn't shown any results.
Since then I've also found out on this forum that this tests should have been done after fasting.
Sorry, long way to ask but basically I trust the information on this forum more than I trust the endo who dismissed me.
I'm seeing my doctor and Tuesday and I want to mention this information but how should I refer to healthunlocked? I think she won't take me seriously if I'm talking about a forum!
Any advice on this would be much appreciated.