Hi all. Feeling extremely bullied by my local GP. For the last two years my health deteriorated and I knew that Levo- only treatment was at the root. The worse I became, the higher dose I was prescribed. This summer ( after losing handfuls of hair etc!) I had enough and paid thousands for extensive tests privately. These were not accepted at my surgery in spite of showing a conversion issue, severe vitamin deficiencies, low hormonal levels- everything that would support poor thyroid function. I was being pushed into taking antidepressants which I took pains to explain I didn’t need. I complained via emails several times over many weeks, sending links/ videos/ reports to many features cited on this forum... and now- the response is that I should look for another surgery ( we live in a small village with poor transport and I don’t have a car!)
The manager has also told me that I’ve been ‘aggressive and threatening” to staff and quoted a number of things I’d written- ‘ would you treat me wish such unprofessional disdain if I was your wife, sister or mother?’ ‘ I would like to help educate you on how the thyroid works so that others don’t have to suffer what I’m going through’ and ‘ I will take this to my local MP if I have to.’
The bottom line is that I’ve never been rude to any of their staff ( even when I knew I wasn’t being listened to.) No one has ever complained about me because I have been nothing but courteous and polite. There have been zero complaints about me since I’ve been attending the surgery. So the reason for this is because I’ve challenged the head of GPs and took him out of his god-like comfort throne.
I cannot afford to be without a GP because even if some are uneducated when it comes to the thyroid, I still need bloods and prescriptions which I’m supplementing with Metavive. I also need to have the ‘aggressive and threatening” label removed from my records because this is damaging to my reputation going forward. Also the ‘refused to take antidepressants’ ( When depression and no mental health issues have ever been diagnosed!)
This is next level dictatorship and I refuse to be bullied like this! Do any of you have any suggestions?? I am innocent of any wrongdoing and all I want is for them to treat me properly and with the clinical care they are paid to! I have written to my MP but not sure what he will be able to do...
Thank you in advance for your help x