Bit of background, I was diagnosed hypo last Aug/Sept, for months have slowly been feeling worse so I recently had a private thyroid test after still feeling awful on 75mcg levothyroxine and GP continuously telling me I was within range.
I posted my results on here and as usual received
invaluable advice. In summary my stats weren’t ideal and the experts among you felt I would benefit from an immediate 25mcg increase.
Because I knew I wouldn’t have a GP appointment for a while, I took some advice following careful research on the situation and listening to others’ stories and chopped up
my 75mcg tablets so I could start taking 100mcg a day. Maths isn’t my strongest subject but luckily 75mcg divides into 25’s quite easily
Anyway I managed to get a doctors appointment yesterday, I took my private results and additional info- including the information on optimal doses by Dr Toft as provided to me by SeasideSusie.
I kept my request simple but clear and asked for an increase of 25mcg only to be met by a brick wall. The doctor said he felt I was within limits and that 75mcg was all he wished to prescribe.
I tried to push but he was not budging so I thanked him for his time and politely left.
I left feeling very low and quite helpless, in the hands of people who don’t want to listen. I know many of you have been in similar places after leaving the GP’s office as have shared your experiences.
I’m not one to mope so I’ve dusted myself off and I am now here to ask if anyone else has met a dead end with their GP and to hopefully get some suggestions on how to proceed. I am wondering if a private endocrinologist is my next logical step.
I think some people will advise to change GP’s, and normally I would have done so without hesitation, however this time my baby is also under their care and undergoing some tests, they have been pretty faultless with his care and attention so while this is all going on I don’t want to interfere or rock the boat.
I am still taking the self-upped 100mcg but my bumped dose from what the nhs prescribes wont last for long! Surgery are very scrupulous with the correct administration of repeat prescriptions!