I have finally been referred to an endocrinologist that I think might help me. My GP has always resisted but I think he's decided I need help; I take T3 only and he doesn't want to get involved.
I have received the date to see him but in a major hospital where I guess I wont get to see the main man but some of his assistants. I have quite a long story and worried that it wont get passed across correctly.
I could pay to see the same man privately where I know I will only see him and be given some time. I should point out that I don't want to come across annoying with my details but it certainly needs longer than a normal NHS appointment.
Am I likely to annoy my GP by then cancelling the appt and choosing a private one? Also Im hoping that once I see him, I shall get the chance to ask to be referred over to NHS. I really really want to be monitored properly with what Im doing especially as I don't seem to be converting T4 or T3 properly and even wonder if there are pituitary issues, auto immune issues (there are but I had to find that out for myself).
I also wonder if the endo does a letter to the GP then the GP will feel better able to monitor me. I think there's some kind of letter I can get for the meds I need on the NHS, not necessarily T3, maybe T3 mixed with T4?
Advice please. My NHS appt is next week and the private one is in a months time.