Saw a doctor to get medication prescriptions re-done and didn't see my normal doctor. Decided to go to another one that doesn't know me, get blood tests ordered ready for my normal appointment and then be able to tell usual GP that I have been to see Dr P and have changed my medication.
I have a phobia of doctors and have white coat syndrome. This time I managed to break the blood pressure machine. He tried to make it work 3 times and it wouldnt work....he gave up.
What I was able to ask was for specific blood tests and included T3 and also Vitamin B12. He seemed happy to order those for me and started to wonder if I should have asked for more.
I mentioned my weight issues and he said that until my thyroid is "optimised", a word I havent heard mentioned at my normal appointments, then I wont be able to lose weight. Very encouraging. Might have to start seeing him instead. He said some people get diagnosed, go on thyroid medication and thats all okay but that some people have more problems and it needs to be optimised.
A bit worried about the blood pressure machine though. Do you think it was so high that it couldnt cope with the readings? Oh I hate my doctor phobia.