He is going to flip when he knows I've gone and had a private test and arranged an Endo appointment. All I need from him is a referral letter (paying privately to see Endo), so I need to find a way of broaching the subject that doesn't put his back up, and hopefully keeps him on board, in the event that she recommends treatment.
The endo I've chosen specialises in Thyroid problems as well as pituitary, weight management and CFS. What I thought I could say, to soften the 'thyroid' blow, is that since the autoimmune tests that were run have come back negative, I've been looking further into causes of the extreme fatigue and other symptoms which seem to have come on independent of and since my Fibro and CFS diagnoses, and had some tests run that I knew he wouldn't be able to order on the NHS because my TSH is in range. I'm hoping that he will see it as someone taking control of their health and trying to get as well as can be, rather than a hypochondriac, which I'm guessing is the other way the appointment could go.
I'm new to the thyroid world, but are there any articles etc I could use to support my research, so he knows I mean business? In case you haven't seen my results;
TSH 3.33 range 0.27-4.2
FT4 10.3 range 12.0-22.0
T3. 4.6 range 3.1-6.8
Avg basal temp (taken x3 daily for 1 week) 35.6