So after backwards and forwards to hospital and GP appts this is the outcome of my thyroid tests/ultrasound etc.
My GP can't do anything as the hospital haven't yet written to her with my latest blood test results but even though my own results show my TSH is high end normal and FT4 is low end normal they are still considered "in range" and the view is that people are dotted all about in those ranges, so some will be upper and others will be lower etc but it's still all considered normal.
However she didn't agree that my ultrasound was normal and whilst it's not concerning, there are nodules and it is enlarged, she also said that given my family history of thyroid disease she didn't agree with the hospital that there was no need for follow up and wanted me to have 6 monthly blood tests to monitor, as she feels there's a good chance I will develop hypothyroidism in the future and wants to be able to act on it sooner rather than later.
I'm not upset as I wasn't expecting anything else, I found it interesting that she had the ultrasound results (done by a very nice doctor) but no sign of the blood test results or report from the battleaxe nurse I saw!! Oh interestingly enough she felt I should make a complaint about the nurse. I said I'd given some negative feedback but she said it might be useful to write to the hospital as I'm probably not the only one who has experienced that kind of attitude.
So I'm not prepared to endure another 6 months or longer of feeling miserable and suffering with numerous symptoms so I plan to get my own treatment.
Does anyone know if Dr Peatfield is still working at his clinic? Only I would love to book to see him and thought if I could then I would get the Blue Horizon 10 or 11 Thyroid check done beforehand so I could go to him with my results?
If he's not I'm seriously thinking about just getting some NDT and giving it ago but obviously I'm not sure where I would start with this. I appreciate people can't advise me on taking medication but I just wondered for those of you who do self treat can you tell me how you found out about doing this as I don't want to go ordering something dodgy or overdosing!!
Thanks as always!!