Hi guy's. I had a GP appointment yesterday which has the usual ending. I had gotten the name of a GOOD endo (thanks barbara) and asked my Dr if he could refer me to him. His response was probably what many of you have already come across, "NO you don't need a specialist to deal with your thyroid, we can do that here".
As luck would have it I have just received the results of my blood test from Genova Diagnostics. They show my TSH is elevated 7.43 (range 0.4-4.0)and my Reverse T3 is 0.56 (range 0.14-0.54).
My Dr seem's like a decent enough man so I am writing a letter, including the blood test results, asking him to reconsider the referral. I think that seems a reasonable thing to do?
I also found out that the endo I want to see does not see private patients so if this comes to nothing I will be selecting an endo thyroid uk recommends.
Still, it could be worse, we could be in the middle of a recession!!!