I am sorry this will be a rant because I need to let off steam! Don't read if you are feeling pooey yourself as I don't want to upset anyone <3
Well, I met the new doctor today and as expected it was a total waste of time. My TSH was 3.0 (has been 7.8, 5.7, 2.7 up and down!) nd my antibodies had risen (sorry she wouldn't tell me what they were!), my T4 was 13. I have been having INCREASED symptoms but predictably (like the bonehead Endo I saw in July) put it all down to anxiety. She said I should think about going on Sertraline for the anxiety even though I am already having problems with insomnia and one of the main problems with Sertraline is increased insomnia! She is absolutely useless, she didn't even want to use the word 'Hashimotos' even though the last GP said it could be that. She also tried to make the intervals between TSH testing every 12 months when it clearly states that because of my high antibodies it should be every 6 months.
So, in essence I have to get on with it, managing the horrid symptoms by myself and go for my blood tests every 6 months and just wait. Its has put me off going to the GP about ANYTHING now - because unless my TSH goes above 10, they will assume it's 'just anxiety' and push anti-anxiety drugs at me.
Please, I hope to goodness there is a Government review into the NHS treatment of thyroid patients and stops telling them they are just anxious, bipolar and crazy. There is a petition about this, if you are interested in signing >>>> you.38degrees.org.uk/petiti...
I wish you all health, Hashimojo <3