I like to get regular blood tests - hormone, BP and Cholesterol panel fairly regularly.. preferably every 3-4 months.
I also have moved around a lot over the past few years.. both the UK and the States - and my last blood panel was done in Manchester.
So.. having moved 'back home' i decided to confront a medical professional at my local doctors surgery about my bloods. I honestly explained my goals, my AAS use, my current doses.. and she was clueless.
She firstly stuttered in her questions, she didn't know WHAT to ask. She then asked where i got it and if it was supervised! As you can understand i was deeply insulted - my injections are not supervised as i likely have carried out more than her over the past 10 years, and my method of use is supervised by some of the most intelligent AAS users on the planet ;p
I explained/demonstrated some of the understanding i had of the drugs and their protocols for effective use - along with some basic male endocrinology - not to show off you understand, but merely to display that i needed no such lecture as i had more information about the subject than her, and she explained that they didn't like to do such tests unless it was in conjunction with their own prescriptions!
I was disgusted. My money pays for my own service in the NHS, and if i make a medical (my own body, my own life) decision that could be considered risky WITHOUT medical care and attention, they STILL won't assist me in my endeavours to be as healthy as possible.
I was pissed.
They did book me in - but i didn't go there for a lecture from someone who CLEARLY has no idea about such drugs (which was freely admitted to me as well) - i went to make sure my health is not a concern.
I just wanted to vent this on this site - as there are a lot of people who put a lot of trust into their PCP/GP here, and are surprised when the GP advises some draconian point of view.