| | Troubles with new doc and suppression guidelines
My old doc retired due to health reasons so I had to find a new GP. I have a 25 year history of Grave's followed by papillary cancer at age 30, TT, and RAI.
She latched on to my (over)suppressed TSH's of .005-.01 and started lowering my dosage from 100mg. levothyroxine with 10 mcg. liothyronine (T3) down to 93 mg. then to 88mg and then also dropping off the liothyronine.
She was doing this every 4 weeks (not enough time in my opinion to evaluate any changes in my labwork). Now my TSH is up to .33 which I thought was right at the lower guideline for my history of low-risk papillary cancer from 20 years ago. But she is not satisfied and wants me to go down to 75 mg. She ONLY does labs for my TSH, not FT3 or FT4 and I actually haven't had my thyglobulin checked in 5 years.
I told her I would not go down to 75 mg. until she waited for me to stabilize and she was very skeptical and I could tell she was really humoring me by waiting another 30 days. She actually said she wanted me to be slightly hypo (!) because of the risk of osteoporosis and atrial fibrillation. Yes, I just turned 50 and perimenopausal.
I feel I have no choice but to switch to an endo who is hopefully more sympathetic to my lethargy, brain fog, and overall lack of energy. Is there any other advice for me or in finding a new doc? Thanks everyone!