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Underactive Thyroid

Postby Lindilou » Sat May 03, 2014 10:24 am

I have an underactive thyroid and have done for the last 4 years, it's taken me this long to get onto 50mcg of levothyroxine as I had to increase it very slowly.
I saw the endrochronologoist on thurs 1st May, this is what happened -
1st May 2014
Dr ***** did not have any of my thyroid results or my medical history. He said he didn’t know if I was over-active or under-active, I told him I was underactive, he asked ‘Was I sure?’ I replied “Yes” He requested that Dr L****** at my surgery send him my previous thyroid results to see what they have been in the past. (I am 100% sure she had already done this!)

Dr **** ordered a batch of blood tests, thyroid levels, LFT etc etc etc, which I had done at the hospital. He also checked my heart and my throat. (Which my doc has already done, so they are being done again!)

I am to have another batch of blood tests, about a week before I see him again probably in September which I have the form for, also for me to take him the print out of these results on my next appointment.

I had nothing done that I hadn't had previously at my own docs. We did a 40 mile round trip for this too !!!!! I'm back on merry-go-round ---AGAIN ! !!!!! !!!!! :pull-hair:
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Re: Underactive Thyroid

Postby *Lisa* » Sat May 03, 2014 11:37 am

How frustrating for you! :shock:

Thats not good at all not having all your information and you having to go around again. :-? and then having to wait months to be seen again!! :facepalm:

Hopefully it will be delt with next time as you'll be prepared even if there not :shock:
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Re: Underactive Thyroid

Postby denys » Sat May 03, 2014 5:02 pm

How frustrating, everything is done via the internet now so he should have been able to see your results :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: complain to your doc. They wonder why the NHS is in the state it in :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: if he doubles up the cost of treating every patient then :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:
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Re: Underactive Thyroid

Postby whoami » Sat May 03, 2014 9:05 pm

Lindilou, I guess that your new Dr could want the tests done over to his own satisfaction.

I live in another country and things are a lot the same.

When first diagnosed with thyroid cancer I had to travel and hour and forty five minutes one way, to see the specialist. I understand that fine. During surgery and radiation treatment I traveled to the same hospital and Dr.

What frustrates me is that I have to travel to that same hospital just to have blood drawn, 6 vials. This is why I am frustrated...a ten minute drive away is a lab that draws blood etc.

I have to travel a total of 3 and a half hours to spend less than 10 minutes getting 6 vials of blood drawn. The reasoning...the test being done is so sensitive my Dr does not trust another lab. I guess I should be happy he is so concerned. :-|
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Re: Underactive Thyroid

Postby Lindilou » Sun May 04, 2014 10:03 am

denys wrote:How frustrating, everything is done via the internet now so he should have been able to see your results :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: complain to your doc. They wonder why the NHS is in the state it in :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: if he doubles up the cost of treating every patient then :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:


I have an appointment with my own doc on May 12th in the morning, I am sure she will be as frustrated as myself.

whoami, The endro must of at least known whether I was under or over active, surely. :roll:
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Re: Underactive Thyroid

Postby whoami » Sun May 04, 2014 6:55 pm

Lindilou wrote:
denys wrote:How frustrating, everything is done via the internet now so he should have been able to see your results :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: complain to your doc. They wonder why the NHS is in the state it in :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: if he doubles up the cost of treating every patient then :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:


I have an appointment with my own doc on May 12th in the morning, I am sure she will be as frustrated as myself.

whoami, The endro must of at least known whether I was under or over active, surely. :roll:




Lindilou....He may have known, maybe not. If he did not have confirmation he would want/need to know your levels. Also, you can jump from hyper to hypo. At one point 1/4 of a tablet switched me from hypo to hyper and the symptoms were quite noticeable. I now take 150mcg and a 1/2 tablet extra on a Saturday which puts me to about 160mcg a day. My endo did all his own blood work and I had just left the hospital for tests. It all seems nonsense at times but I have come to the conclusion that I don't care if they repeatvtests as long as they get it right when they treat me.
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Re: Underactive Thyroid

Postby Lindilou » Mon May 05, 2014 11:02 am

Maybe whoami but how can you be referred to an endro without him knowing anything or claiming to know anything about you, seems incredible :!: :yikes:
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Re: Underactive Thyroid

Postby whoami » Mon May 05, 2014 11:32 am

I agree it sounds odd. Paperwork seems to disappear easily these days. I blame it on actual loss of the use of paperwork. Everything is either faxed or emailed now and some Dr's don't even see it because it goes directly to your file in some cases. Other times Dr's don't look at new mail unless it is placed right under their nose.

One Dr I have said he was not getting reports from the oncologist and the head of nuclear science in regards to my cancer. I asked his secretary and she said yes he did, he just isn't looking in the right place on the computer.

Hopefully when you see him next, all info is in front of the Dr.
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