I finally saw my Endo Sept3rd for my first appt. I took all of my previous lab records, she interviewed me and seemed to be on top of all of the latest info. Rather than prescribe any type of medication, she wanted to run more labs. She ran a TSH and an antibodies test. At my appt she said my symptoms were typical of Hashimoto's Thyroidosis, and discussed both
types of meds as well as hrt for perimenopause. I thought somebody finally understood what I needed!
What a disappointment. That's the second dr. on the "top doc" list that hasn't come through this week. Don't give up. I wouldn't go back there, but if you do ask for what you need, FT3 & FT4. I always make a followup appointment to discuss results and treatment. This telephone stuff and diagnosis by mail is sloppy medical care. Waiting til Dec. if you feel bad is cruel. You're going to have to keep fighting for yourself. Dr. #6 is the one that helped me. Hugs, IWL
Bummer. Don't give up though, I think most of us have had to search to find the doc that works for us, I went through 3 before I found the one I have now, some have gone through many many more.
Hope you can get some answers, and I agree with Iwannalife, ask for the tests you want, insist on them.