So after another visit to my GP today, (this time for palpatations) I'm wondering how much money the NHS is spending on countless tests/dr's appointments instead of trialling thyroid meds.
As I was sat in the waiting room I was thinking of all the things I've been to the GP for in the last few years, my list is endless.
Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Heavy Periods, Painful Periods, Missing Periods, IBS, Acid Reflux, Muscle Aches/Pains, Tennis Elbow (twice) Lump in throat -Enlarged Thyroid, General feeling of unwellness, Blocked ears, Sinus infections, Dry Skin, Dry gritty eyes, snoring, constipation and palpatations that I can think of!!!
This list doesn't include referrals I've had to ENT, Endocrinology, Gynaecology, Sleep Clinic, More ultrasounds than I can remember, blood tests, ECG's and more prescriptions than I can count!!!
I just fail to understand why the NHS is happy to throw money away with all these tests, which I might add have never found a cause for my continuing symptoms apart from of course in their eyes depression, yet they won't consider trialling Thyroid medication, when I think virtually every one of my symptoms/ailments appear on the list for thyroid problems.
I just wondered how many other people have experienced or are experiencing the same?
As I said I am now going to resort to self treatment but I just don't understand their insistence in relying solely on blood tests when in the long run they could save themselves a small fortune in many cases!!!