I went off to the doctor this morning having learnt loads of things on here over the last couple of months I never knew before (very grateful to all). I had had all the tests privately done as I couldn't get them through the local GP. Really confident as I thought I would come across as knowing what I was talking about and hoped I would get on okay. Surely its not hard to read results and crack on prescribing?
I was armed with my Blue Horizon tests results for all my thyroid results, B12, ferritin, folate and Vit D. As all of the those results are on the low side, I went with the intention of not leaving until I could get five things accomplished. Firstly a raise of Levo to lower TSH, B12 shots, Vit D prescription and a test for calcium and a test for adrenal function.
Well I calmly went through all the results in details and explained where the range should be in a healthy fifty year old and pointed out all of them are very low in the range, to get the reply well they are all in range except the Vit D. Not looking good but I carried on.
It was a young new woman (girl) and I knew I was definetely on to a l loser when she asked to feel my neck to check the thyroid and started to press around under my jaw line. She said my thyroid was fine - yes I know I should have said that that was the wrong place, but to be honest I was gobsmacked.
At the point she then stood up and said "I'm a trainee doctor, I will repeat what you have told me to my mentor doctor and come back to let you know what he advises.
To cut a long story short she came back 10 minutes later and said that I would have to have full blood tests done by them as they couldn't trust or treat on lab results that weren't theirs.
.......and no I didn't come out with one thing I was after and will now have to wait a couple of weeks for the new results.