Thanks all, for the helpful responses.
Yes girlygirly, when she reduced the Synthroid, my sx had improved: mental symptoms had disappeared, my eyebrows had grown back, skin dryness had improved, digestive troubles were gone. I had lingering trouble with neck/shoulder stiffness and an "electric current" feeling in hands and feet, which I think she interpreted as hyper
sx; therefore reducing the dose. After 7 weeks of reduced dose, though, my TSH was almost non-existent, so I can understand stopping it... I guess.
Since stopping, I've gained 4 lbs, I have constant heartburn, constipation is creeping back, and the muscle pain is awful. My mood is subdued and cranky, maybe because I don't feel well most of the time, or maybe from T levels themselves... ?
Sky, after 7 wks on 50µ, I definitely had hyper sx. Frequent BMs, higher pulse rate, and 'buzzing' mostly; I still was sleeping well and had no sweating or heart rhythm probs, though. My mom had a stroke after being overmedicated, so I can't entirely fault the doctor for being cautious. She didn't say the med "didn't help"; her concern was it worked too well! All the way to almost total suppression of TSH.
Yes Noa24, antibody tests were both >70, and my mom has Hashi's; therefore, the dx for me too.
I've seen the subject of inept doctors discussed so many times, I should know... I should know!
But sitting in front of an "expert" MD who tells you these things, you begin to doubt yourself and begin to believe what they say. Thanks guys, for the wake-up call.
BTW, I chose this endo from the "Top Docs" list. Bummer. The hunt is on again, I suppose. I have in mind as a possible replacement a family practice doc from the "Armour" list. Do you think I might have better luck with him?