Hi all. Had my second appointment with my GP today. Last lot of tests were
TSH 9.4 (0.5-4.5)
FT4 13.36 (12-22)
A few liver and creatin results a bit out of range.
New results I don't know exactly, she would not let me have them saying until all tests were done it's best to not use them because we don't yet have the full picture. Our surgery does not support online blood results yet.
What she did say was that my B12 was 167 and bottom of my range was 168 so it was just a tiny bit low and that my antibodies were very high. I asked with TSH of 9.4 and very high antibodies was it not Hashimotos? She looked surprised and asked where I heard about that term, I said Thyroid UK, been reading up since she said told me she was testing for autoimmune Thyroid disease.
Basically she is not happy making the diagnosis or starting treatment because Thyroid and liver tests were all 'just out of range' so she gave me tablets for high blood pressure (which is high), told me to come back in 2 weeks for another blood test for Kidney function and a BP re test. She is referring me to an Endo and said that there is something wrong with me for sure but she wants to be very sure of what and is working on eliminating things one by one. She doesn't kniw how long the Endo appointment will take and they will contact me. All the waiting around isn't helping that high BP sigh!
Geez I think that this doctor is not a keeper. They interpret slightly over range on liver tests as no further action often so she seems to be applying this to a very out of range TSH. See someone else in the practice or move surgery. I think that you know exactly what is wrong and what course of action should be followed. A competent GP should have been able to diagnose you on those results.
Hi cwill, It's a small village surgery and there are 4 doctors but usually only one is there at a time because they all work for several small village surgeries in the area that are part of the same practice and they rotate between them. You just get to see whoever is on on the day you ring, you don't really have your own regular GP. I can try to find out next time I need to go if she is in and maybe find an excuse if she is and re book to try to get someone else.