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Old 07-20-2012, 03:17 PM   #6
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Re: What's going on? Hashimoto's?

It's possible the endo will work out - it's just not that likely.

Even though endos should be proficient with thyroid care, it seems that most of them are too busy caring for diabetics to develop any experience in thyroid care nor stay current with treatment protocol.

If the endo doesn't test your FreeT4 and FreeT3 levels, that's enough to tell you to move on.

"Whole-body" doctors such as DO's, internists or alternative MD's tend to be better with thyroid care. Let's see what happens with the endo and, if you need to find another doctor, we have a few ideas to offer that will hopefully expedite the process.

Here's some basic info about Hashi's

http://www.endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/Hashimoto/

Unfortunately, the article isn't up-to-date with appropriate blood tests and the types of meds people take but, at least you'll get a general idea.

It's not serious as long as you get the proper care. If you're not medicated properly, you'd be at risk for various health issues and, of course, suffer with symptoms like you have and possibly more.
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Last edited by sammy64; 07-20-2012 at 03:25 PM.

 
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