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All I here from receptionist is all is fine. I've never seen a result in 16 years can I request them ?

I've been told I've to live with my white cell count been high to my red. I'm now waiting to see ruematologist from heaumotolgist refferal. I've no energy my joints don't work I shuffle to the loo and go downstairs on my bum. Im not a Dr but know that's not normal at 44. Any advise would be good 😊

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  • Oh I take 125mg Lev and and 1 very strong B12. Daily

  • When did you last have your blood work done?

  • Probably about 3 weeks ago from the hospital ref white cells but from my GP 6 months ago.

  • Those living in the UK have a legal right to a print-out of their results, under the 1998 Data Protection Act. But, doctors will never just give them to you - I think they would prefer you don't know! - you have to ask either the doctor him/herself, or the receptionist. If they refuse, they are breaking the law.

  • I'm going to ask when I'm passing next and put them up here. As I'd probably get more help and advise here. Thank you

  • Welcome to our forum and I notice you joined in October 2016 :)

    It's now time to take your own health into your own hands.

    First, make a new appointment to have a blood test for TSH, T4, T3, Free T4, Free T3 and thyroid antibodies. Also B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate. (we can be deficient which cause symptoms too).

    The appointment has to be the very earliest and fasting (you can drink water) and allow a gap of 24 hours between your last dose of levo and the test.

    Get a print-out from the surgery. You have to request it and we are entitled to a copy by Law. You can tell the doctor you are now going to get a copy after each blood test. Make sure the ranges are quoted. We cannot comment on results without the ranges (labs differ). My surgery charges 30p.

    You can tell your doctor due to your age of 42, that you have no life and have severe symptoms which you are getting no relief from and tick off the ones you have and you can show him. Tell him also you've taken advice from the NHS Choices for help/advice on dysfunctions of the thyroid gland.

    The aim of taking thyroid hormone replacements is to get our health back with relief of all symptoms but we need an optimum and not have dose stopped due to the TSH alone.

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

  • Thank you

  • Some useful links on the subject of accessing results :

    nhs.uk/NHSEngland/thenhs/re...

    nhs.uk/chq/pages/1309.aspx?...

    nhs.uk/chq/Pages/2635.aspx

    With luck you won't have to make a formal application to get copies of your records, and with even more luck you might be able to access your coded information and blood tests online without having to pay anything at all :

    england.nhs.uk/ourwork/pe/p...

    emishealth.com/media/1537/0...

    Whenever you make requests for copies of your blood test results or ask for online access you will need some form of identification.

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