This morning after struggling out of bed at 10 a.m. (I've felt like this all week) thank heavens I'm now retired (but what a retirement!) and feel so miserable with this illness (hypo, diagnosed about 10 years ago but has got worse as I've got older and so havent been on levo all that time - but now on 25m a day). I live alone (apart from my little dog!) and write this with tears streaming because I havent even got the energy to go out and I am becoming a bit of a hermit although I do have many friends. I've just been wandering around the house in my dressing gown all week! I had a blood test on Friday at the hospital (one every 5 weeks or so) and was surprised to get an NHS text only a few hours later asking me to see my GP. I rang the surgery as it worried me but was told not to worry its just my thyroid was very low (didnt she mean very high?) and made an appointment for a weeks time (the first one they had!). I wasnt surprised as I have felt really bad. Now, already, I'm trying to work what to say to her as I'm easily intimated - from what I've read on here I would like to ask if my T3 has been tested (she only ever gives me one reading, the last one being over 14, would that be the TSH?) and I'm too intimated to ask for the whole readings. I also want to ask her about my lack of conversion. I find it very difficult to absorb information as my memory is so bad right now. My underlying fear is that she will decline to treat me - can GPs do that if a patient gets too demanding? Sorry to waffle on, its hard to put on paper succinctly what I feel in my head, due to it being so foggy in there! Sheila x (ps Sadly I cant afford to see a doctor privately)
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