Following my appointment with the Endocrinologist in January 2020 the next steps were to have a Thyroid ultrasound scan to evaluate abnormalities and then discuss further treatment etc after scan results.
How accurate are the scan results, I say this because my GP ordered a thyroid ultrasound scan December 2018 which baffled me as the scan results suspected Hashimoto's Disease and further investigations were required.
Fast forward in March 2020 I have an appointment for a an ultrasound scan requested by my Endo and hopefully I can compare the December 2018 scan results with the March 2020 results.
I was told in January 2019 by an Endocrinologist that I have Graves Disease and yet he only made this assessment just by blood tests. He totally ignored the ultrasound scan 2018 and wanted me to start Carbimazole which I did not take.
Whilst I was away in Cyprus for a short break a message from the GP's surgery asking me to collect 10mb Carbimazole from the chemist before the thyroid ultrasound scan. Why would I want to do this when I have been living with Graves if this is what it is from 2017 and I feel fine and without having scan results. Why do Endocrinologists rush into medication without evaluating the patient. This is why more people are not trusting them, the protocol they are following is not fit for all and specifically when he and I, discussed that the investigations will be done first before even considering any form of medication as I am not unwell, as the Endo stated to me that my body adjusted to the low TSH.
Can I ask you what do you think about this approach and whether you had an ultrasound scan was it beneficial to you.