Hi everyone! I'm thinking of going to a local private hospital to see an endo privately - to see if I can get a diagnosis. All my symptoms point to Hashimoto's but the NHS doctors have been *very* slow to do anything about it (as I've put on another thread, I've had the usual diagnoses of ME and fibromyalgia - this has been going on for years).
However, if he does turn out to be a good endo and I get a diagnosis from him, would I be able to go back to my NHS GP and say "now please treat me"? The thing is, we don't have private insurance so we'd be eating into our retirement savings in order for me to see the endo - there's no way I could afford private prescriptions for life too. So, if getting a private diagnosis won't help me get NHS treatment, I'm wondering what's the point of using up our money on this.
Hope someone can advise me on this. Thanks!