This isn't a surprising or shocking post just more evidence about cost over condition.
Husband and I went to GPs about sterilisation options (with a view at the end to ask for endo referral) which went well without judgment. However he admitted that although there are several options cost will dictate what they can offer. This wasn't surprising to me but quite so to husband (who has went to the docs once in the 10 years I've known him).
Similarly when I asked about a referral he questioned why. I told him I felt I wasn't doing well on thyroxine and had raised the t3 option with another GP and got battered down. Cost. However he is writing to my endo for advice.
Millions are being spent on cosmetic surgery each year (I believe £52million on boob jobs alone in 2013) but we are derided for asking for medication or treatment that could make our quality of life so much better? Och well, here's a nice picture of a hotel in Chester I'm visiting for work. Lots of crims there including a dodgy dealing fox. Maybe your gp should be on there? X