My gastro consultant has gone AWOL and I can't get hold of her secretary either (was seeing her through works medical insurance). Every time I saw the consultant she kept asking if I wanted to be referred to the NHS. I'm now with a new GP and I've asked to be referred to the QE Hospital in Birmingham, thought may as well go to a specialist centre. My GP was unhelpful and tried to put me off because of the distance, about 160 miles from where I live but this isn't a problem to me. I said to my GP I'll need my bloods doing and he asked me which ones I would like. Please can someone help me, which bloods do I need? My GP wasn't helpful at all and I would like to go to the QE having had the correct tests. I was diagnosed Aug 13 and my main symptoms are fatigue and arthritis, I also think I have Sjogrens. I had two abnormal LFT's 10 years ago but the doctor at the time was dismissive and said "it's probably just you" and left it at that. I'm lucky I think as I don't suffer so much with itching but I do tend to pick up any bug that is going round and I've just spent another bank holiday feeling ill and under the weather. Hope someone can suggest which blood tests I need. Many thanks
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