My GP kindly arranged a scan (he insisted I was choking when eating which showed two cold nodules, a former goiter and an atrophied thyroid. I saw my GP this morning and although a month had passed there was no sign of the results of the scan. Fortunately I had bullied the person doing the scan into giving me the clinical findings which I then checked out with Clinical Management of Thyroid Disease and passed the findings to my GP.
I have tachycardia, loose bowels, loss of hair, nervousness and tremour. I'm intolerant of heat. My GP is fantastic but the NHS refuse to budge and test for Graves antibodies because my blood references were normal apart from a high peroxidase level (indicating auto immune disease). GP referred me to a specialist who refused to see me as it is "common" for women to have raised anti bodies.
I asked my GP if he could test for Graves this morning and was told that the laboratory would refuse to do it. I asked him what he would recommend if I were seeing him privately and naturally I have an immediate referral for blood tests at the local private hospital. £££££ there is gold in those thyroids the NHS refuse to treat,