Saw Doc yesterday. She wasn't willing, or able, to do further blood tests as my results on Free T3, Free TF4 and TSH were within normal ranges.
I said okay, I can get the other tests done privately, if that'd help? She said 'they' (the Practice) wouldn't accept blood tests not done by the NHS..! 'Scuse me?
I asked would she consider just doing the Thyroid anti-bodies? She said there was no point, because as my Mother had Hypo the anti-bodies would have been passed down to me?!
I reminded her that I had informed her both verbally and in writing, that my Mother had 'normal' Thyroid blood tests, up until she was rushed into Hospital, on the point of dying! (She was actually diagnosed with Hypothyroidism at age 17 in 1939 (WW2 ~ war-time wasn't the best time to be ill. No time is, of course.
She came out with: "Do you realise that Thyroid is the most over-diagnosed illness and was the 3rd highest prescribed medication 'world wide'... and, she wasn't prescribing for me ~ not even a 'trial'..! She was particularly focussed on the TSH.
This is a Doc I've had a good relationship with for 17 years..!?! I don't know how to deal with this, and it seems I've nowhere else to go to get a diagnosis that she/The Practice will accept, as going Private for Consultations/Diagnosis/Blood Tests is considered to be outwith the NHS?
It's like, I save the NHS money by getting private blood tests, which I can't in any way 'influence', and the results aren't "acceptable"? I asked about seeing an NHS Specialist/Consultant? "Oh! that'd take forever!" says she. How long's forever? "I don't really know, certainly not measured in months!" was the response.
The whole Consultation was beyond 'surreal'.
What on earth do I do now, please?
(I don't have, or would be able to get, Private Medical Insurance.)