Some things that patients in the UK are often not aware of - in random order as they occur to me :
1) Thyroid meds - Levothyroxine (T4), Liothyronine (T3), and Natural Dessicated Thyroid (NDT) can legally be bought without prescription in some European and other countries, and imported into the UK for personal use.
2) NHS prescriptions and private prescriptions from the UK can be used to buy thyroid meds in some other countries, and if you have such a prescription it gives you extra choices compared to buying without prescription.
3) People are legally entitled to get copies of their medical records and blood test results under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998. Doctors can charge a fee, but they aren't supposed to make a profit out of it. Just viewing your records and taking your own notes is free.
Some surgeries - but so far not very many - allow people to view blood test results online. See this link :
If you have to rely on viewing your records in the surgery or getting copies printed, bear in mind that receptionists always have to ask a doctor for permission to print results out. Always take proof of identity with you. Make the request at times when the surgery is likely to be least busy. Expect to make the request one day and get the printout the next. Be polite.
If you want to get a copy of your entire GP record (always worth doing in my opinion) the most that can be charged is £50.
4) If you get copies of thyroid function tests (TFTs) and nutrient testing you can copy the results into a new post and ask for feedback from members. Make sure you always get reference ranges, not just the basic results. You have a huge pool of experience to draw from on this forum and we may be able to help you find out how to make yourself feel better.