To see a specialist?
For 19 years I have been asking 4 different GPs to please get my records from Dr R, an endocrinologist in Florida regarding my hypothyroidism, and how it was being successfully treated in the U.S. 4 different GPs, and all I got was hemming and hawing, and my weight going up and up and up, no matter what I did.
I kept food diary for a month.
It wasn’t believed.
I wore a pedometer for a month. 30k steps per day on average. But still, I could get no where with my GPs to prescribe me the medication that Dr R did, or even contact Dr R for my records (I had signed a release form, so that couldn’t have been the problem)
Today, after a consult with my osteo surgeon, Mr S., regarding bariatric surgery. I told him that I had been under the knife for the past 4 years in one way or another. I want a gap year. There is also the fact that I have FND, and surgery could start triggering it again. Also, I have a history of anorexia. Turning me into an instant anorexic by get gastric sleeving done isn’t a great idea.
So, I told him about Dr R, the endocrinologist in Florida. I told Mr S the above history with my GPs, and he said again, this just won’t do! I get to fast, and get a Thyroid function test, not just testing to see if I have the Thyroxine in me. Will also get a BGL test, too. Once those results are in, I will be FINALLY seeing an endocrinologist!