I was hospitalised earlier this week with a pulse of 130, hot flushes, shaky legs and nausea.
My blood results were T4 64.3, T3 30.7 and TSH <0.03, also ALT 238 alnd ferritin 397. I was told that it’s most likely Graves and have been prescribed 40mg Carbimozol and 40mg Propanol. Initially I was told that I would see the endocrinologist in the Cedar Centre at Guildford Royal the next week to confirm diagnosis and discuss treatment plan. However, I am now being told that I need to wait 6 weeks for the meds to start working and then see the endo.
Is this wait time normal or am I being fobbed off? I don’t want to wait so long, if I don’t need to and I’m worried that if it’s not Graves it could be something worse that might need more immediate treatment. I have private medical insurance, so if necessary I can go private.
Appreciate any thoughts or advice, I feel so lost and alone at this point, hoping it’s all just a bad dream.