So today I went to register with a new GP surgery. My cousin with similar blood results to me is being successfully treated with thyroxine for having low Free T4 levels. She is feeling so much better as a result. So I took the plunge and went to register at her surgery only to be told I'm not in catchment and the GP in question is on long term sick! Aggggh!
Contacted my private endo and asked outright if she could prescribe me a low dose of medication on a private prescription just to trial. She was very against doing this and said these things are better dealt with on the NHS and suggested I get referred to a local NHS hospital for a consultation. I explained that I had already done this but due to NHS crisis I can't be seen until May at a hospital miles away.
I guess I just don't understand why a private endo is refusing to do anything and referring it back to the NHS. What could the reason be? Why can't she prescribe? What is the fear? She mentioned that I could get my pituitary scanned due to low Free T4 levels but obviously this will take a while to happen. Lots of you on here have suggested poss pituitary issues when you have looked at my blood results before.
I am now more confused than ever. I told the endo that I have recently resigned from a good job due to ill health but I don't have any treatment for my symptoms. She did take me seriously but still said she wasn't willing to treat me. She said that because I had lost some weight (very very slowly) it contradicts hypothyroidism. She also said that anxiety isn't a symptom of hypo just hyper.
So it goes on..... back to another GP at my current surgery. Trying the last one in the practice now! After that I have no idea what I will do......