Hope you are all well. I need help please with what my next steps should be. Iv'e had private Thyroid blood tests done about 2 weeks ago which show I am hypothyroid. I went to the Gp with these results and she wanted to repeat the tests on the NHS. She only did half the tests but my TSH had dropped back down to under the range and FT4 slightly raised so not under range. So even though my antibodies are over the range she has said that is just a risk factor and all is normal. I also thought I have an Endocrinology appointment that I was waiting for but I have now found out it is a Gastroentology appointment that this GP has referrred me to to find out if I have a b12 deficiency problem.
I've only moved to this area about a year ago and this is the second gp practice I have been to the first one was worse than this one. Thanks to Shaw for telling me about the pulse article which I could use to persuade this GP to diagnose me. I'm not sure how a second opinion works should I just see another GP at that practice or will they not go against what their colleague has already said. Is it worth trying to get a referral to an Endocrinologist. I'm also wondering if because I took a tablet called Provera which is a steroid hormone in between the private and NHS Blood test that could be a reason for the drop in TSH. I desperately want to try and get a diagnosis now before my private tests are really old and I feel very unwell too.
I really do hate going to this GP though as they are rude and dismissive to me. Please could you give me some advice on what I should do next please.
Thanks so much for reading.