Can I just say, that the Irish medical system is a joke???
So, last Sat, I went into casualty. My heart had been beating fast for 3nights.
In casualty, they took my bloods to test or heart abnormalities. Even though I was in, due to a possible o.d of Thyroid meds, they didn't check my thyroid!!
I had to request that myself. I was discharged and told the results would be sent to my G.P. on Monday.
On that day, I went to my G.P, which you have all read about (or not) in my previous rant. He told me the bloods weren't in yet and was arrogant and dismissive. During this appointment, I asked his advice on whether I should stop taking my meds or not. He told me to 'Do what I want' and the bloods would be in on Thurday.
I rang today, the clinic hadn't received any blood results and gave me the casualty tel no, who passed me on to the labs, who 'didn't know' if the blood was sent down or not. I requested it be sent down. That's another few days I have to wait for results and I STILL don't know if I should take my meds or not. Neither do I know i they have done the correct blood tests to begin with...almost guaranteed they have not checked my T4 or antibodies, so they'll be useless!!!!
Government, just some questions for you:
A) Why should I have to chase my own tests?
B) Why should I have to press to get the deserved treatment?
C) Is it any wonder I self-treat and get into trouble?? I'm being forced to!
Ps- Thanks in advance, for reading my 2nd rant....
Pps- Any advice/ shared experience on taking/ not taking thyroid meds after this happens, is appreciated.
And here's a picture of me beside a CALM BLUE OCEAN.....