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Old 12-28-2012, 01:48 PM   #4
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Re: Suggestions for First Doctor Visit?

Hmmm... Well, you have reason to be cautiously optimistic. But it's not in your favor that he's a newbie MD, because he's still terrified of the Powers That Be who tend to want to keep us hypoT people undiagnosed and undertreated. Maybe you can use some of the arguments about "normal" lab ranges I posted in your other thread to try and sway him.

The endo who diagnosed me treats when there are antibodies and symptoms, regardless of TSH. The criteria for treatment vary widely among MDs; there's very little consensus on the subject. It makes it hard to get treatment; but it also means that if you look hard enough, you can.
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