I love my GP: I really do. This is how the... - Thyroid UK

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I love my GP

Gidgeclev
Gidgeclev

I really do. This is how the conversation went this morning.

"I need a repeat prescription but my blood test shows my TSH has gone up to 1.37 when it was 0.8 before and I am tired, getting more headaches, constant yawning, I was wondering if my dose needs to be increased."

"yes definitely, I will increase to 100. I go on how the patient feels, not the numbers, have another blood test in 3 months and we will see what is happening". Followed by lovely chat about my retirement.

Seeing how many of you struggle with diagnoses and your GP's I thought you could do with hearing that there are some good ones out there.

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Hidden
Hidden

Your are so lucky to have a understanding GP..my levels were nearly the same as yours a little bit up and down. She did nowt...

Gidgeclev
Gidgeclev in reply to Hidden

I think mine is exceptional in her approach and I have told her how much I appreciate her understanding of hypothyroidism. Not only that, she always seems genuinely pleased to see me and says that she would rather I booked an appointment to see her than dealt with this by phone.

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Hidden in reply to Gidgeclev

Lucky you..where could I get one like that? Doubtful mine would notice if I didn't bother with annual tsh testing!😥

Gidgeclev
Gidgeclev in reply to Hidden

It is a practice in a semi rural area in the south east so perhaps not under the same pressures as in a city.

You are so lucky! If only all GPs would be like that!

That’s just what my doctor is like, I had much the same conversation a few weeks ago and my blood check is around the end of this month. We are the lucky ones, I wish everyone’s doctors were as good.

Yes, but maybe things are changing very slowly? Or our GP's have the same condition.... that's always possible.

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