When will a GP refer you to a Endocrinologist ?

Have been treated by GP for Hypothyroidism for a year and they are still struggling to find the right dose of Levothyroxine for me. I am currently taking 125/150 on alternate days . I suspect I am over medicated as I am having palpitations , Jumpy legs and unable to sleep. I have felt constantly tired for he last year and a half. I have a change in bowel pattern( constipation and Diarrhoea) irregular periods ,hot flushes and I am still not sure if this is Thyroid related or Menopause. Can any one relate to this ...I can't go on feeling this way I really would like to see an Endocrinologist but I have been told the Doctor this is not necessary. How do I find a Private Endocrinologist ?

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Louise at Thyroid UK holds a list of 'better' doctors, or you could ask for personal recommendations by PM. Whereabouts in the country are you?

Thanks for that... UK

I meant where in the UK, in case someone knows of a likely candidate near you. Just a rough idea will do.

Hi, you need to be firm here, I pestered my GP to the point were she had no choice but to refer me. In fact I told her also to refer me. GPS are not experts in this field and i find it bemusing why they don't refer in the first place!


Endos don't seem to be experts either, in my experience. I was referred to one who, it turns out, specialises in diabetes related erectile dysfunction!! Says it all really!

So choose carefully.

There are so many good jokes that come to mind, none of them printable in here :D

I know! It really cheered me up, it made me laugh so much!

The one I saw specialised in Chronic verbal diarrhoea. He was really good at it!! ;-)

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