Just thought you fellow thyroid patients might like to now about a conversation I have just had with my Doctor.
Doctor: "why do you need a retest of your TSH"
Me: "because I realise that I hadn't stopped taking by Biotin prior to the test"
Doc: "that wont make a difference"
Me: "it affects the TSH results"
Doc "how do you know that"
Me "because I read a lot and your surgery Pharmacists confirmed that back in April"
Doc "how can you be sure that your TSH results are wrong"
Me "because I have fatigue and muscle/joint pain headaches" etc....
Doc: "I have never heard of those symptoms"
Me " also could you add Vitamin D to the retest as this was missed out before"
Me: "because Vitamin D should be at the top of the range"
Doc " well I have learnt something today"
WHAT IS GOING ON GUYS? CAN WE NOT EDUCATE OUR GPS JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THYROIDISM..........JUST A BIT WOULD GO A LONG WAY. ITS LIKE OUR LIFELONG ILLNESS ISNT RECOGNISED.
WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE PEOPLE THAT DONT RESEARCH THEIR ILLNESS AND JUST LET THE DOCTOR MAKE ALL THE DECISIONS - ARE THESE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN CONSTANT PAIN, STRUGGLING TO WAKE UP IN THE MORNING, OVERWEIGHT, SUFFERING HAIRLOSS...THIS LIST GOES ON