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Old 08-07-2003, 08:05 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Do I have to get worse before I feel better?

I spoke to my Dr. this evening and she said that I have to wait till the thyroid is completly killed by the hashi before I will be put on medicine. Is this right? Do I really have to wait before taking meds to make me feel better? Annette

 
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Old 08-07-2003, 08:09 PM   #2
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That's insane. Find a new doctor immediately. This one obviously knows nothing about Hashi's.

 
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Old 08-07-2003, 08:10 PM   #3
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Can you explain further? Thanks, Annette

 
Old 08-07-2003, 08:43 PM   #4
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If you can give us some blood tests results that would help. Also, do you have any swelling of your gland?
Thanks,
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That's ridiculous!!! That's like saying that they'd let someone get near death with cancer before treating with chemotherapy!! You need to find an endocronologist and if you haven't had a full thyroid blood panel run, ask for it - including free T3 and T4. Then your doctor will begin treating your symptoms and you will feel better.

Hashi's may NEVER kill your thyroid, why would someone expect you to live feeling crappy for the rest of your life? It sounds like your doctor just doesn't fully understand the thyroid or how it works. An endo will - that's their specialty. Please post what happens for you. Everyone here cares!!!

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