I am at home, signed off for two weeks, banned from driving or going back to work until I have a 72hr ECG and an MRI of my head.
I went to my GP with visual disturbance in my left eye. I'd had a cold for a month, sinuses were so inflamed I thought they were pressuring my eye.
GP sent me straight to hospital
Hospital doctors did not listen to me at all, I ended up with the stroke team on the second day after hourly Neuro obs BP and temp, ( both of which were all over the place) the young guns were looking for something exotic whilst ignoring me saying "I've got Hashimotos, I've had a filthy cold for a month"
They asked me what meds I take and had to spell desiccated and thyroxin for them.
I discharged myself at the end of the second day because nobody was listening, and on my discharge paper it says
Incidentally patient is taking a herbal remedy for hypothyroidism and was advised not to
Which is untrue in its entirety, I'm taking Armour and nobody told not to
What really really makes me cross is that the GP smiled smugly at that and did the "told you so"
I don't think I am ever going to the GP again, they don't understand and don't want to.
I'm pretty sure I might have autoimmune hepatitis, I have a high ALT and a positive ANA, I have abdominal and joint pain
I will need to get self funded tests to confirm and then send them to someone, but God knows who
But first I have to prove I'm not going to have a stroke before I can drive or earn any money to pay for tests.
I have low cholesterol low BP the visual disturbance was in one eye not black and not coming in from side or down from top but rather going out from middle and light
I have no family history of strokes and at no time failed my neuro obs
My head CAT was clear
Why the hell are they wasting time and money with an MRI and 72hr ECG? To cover their arses because they don't understand how Hashimotos works
When GDPR comes in in May I'm going to submit a data correction request to amend the incidental comment about my medication and write them a snotty letter.