Thyroid UK
84,170 members99,153 posts

Private Endo

Can anyone give any suggestions as to where I may be able to find a private endo in the south east area? I'm quite upset that, although my current NHS endo always ends the appointment with "I will see you in 2 months" I never actually get my next appointment until about 4 months. I have suffered with thyroid problems for approximately 4 years; being hyperthyroid for around 2 years which then resolved only to be diagnosed with hypothyroidism a year later. I have been on Levothyroxine for around 18 months (125mg) but my endo is still trying to find the exact correct dose for me. recently I have been feeling pretty poorly but to make matters worse I have just received a letter from my endo saying my next appointment has been cancelled and I now need to wait an additional month, hence my frustration wishes to go private! Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Replies via Private Messages please in line with posting guideline #24, thank you, Clutter.

3 Replies

I would ask your GP to refer you to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. I was with another Endo at a different hospital and 18 months later I was still in the same situation. Felt dreadful, massive weight gain, exhausted and had been taken off thyroxine. I asked my GP to give me a referral to Addenbrookes as it was taking to long to get my health back. I was referred last April. Lots of tests undertaken and I think fingers crossed I am almost back to normal. They have treated me by symptoms and although thyroid bloods have been done T4 and T3, FT4 and FT3 they have always gone by how I have been feeling even when bloods have said otherwise. Great hospital!


That's great that you've been looked after really well and particularly by them taking your symptoms into consideration. I am glad you have benefited.


Bonkers, email for a list of recommended endos.

If you want advice on your thyroid bloods and whether you are optimally medicated post a new question with your recent results and the lab ref ranges (the figures in brackets after your results) and say how much Levothyroxine you are taking.


You may also like...