I went to see a new GP today (old good one has retired) and explained I was on NDT after she had told me I was overdosed as my TSH was low. She had not heard of NDT. I explained I could not get any of my NDT as the factory was shut, and told her I was ill on Thyroxine. I asked if I could trial T3 only (used to take T4 and a bit of T3) but she said only a Consultant could prescribe it. She said she would write to the Consultant for an appointment, but I pointed out that the waiting list was probably more than 6 months, and was should I do in the meantime.
Just wait for the appointment was the answer. I told her without any pills I would be dead in a couple of months - she laughed! I asked if she was going to take that risk. She just kept repeating "wait for the appointment". It was as if I was asking for some cough medicine!
I have ordered some other NDT, but did not tell her this. So there you have it - hashis is a trivial thing....not worth bothering about...
She then added salt to the wound by suggesting I went private. I told her I am a basic pension and could not afford it. She shrugged her shoulders. End of appointment that was made 5 weeks ago.
I will make a complaint in the new year if she has not done anything. It is unbelievable the ignorance and lack of care.
Now where did I put the gin?