OK, I went. The appointment didn't start off too good because I happened to have strep throat and some kind of chest congestion going on so we didn't even start talking thyroid until 10 minutes in. BUT, this lady gave me a good first impression. She is like a hyper-hypo-hippi (wait, I mean hyper-hypo as in the Saturday Night Live skit, like HYPERactive). And I liked that! I think we need more hyper-hypo-hippi doctors in this world
Anyway, from across the room she could see that my glands were swollen. She took TSH and free T4 and said she thought it sounded like it could be Hashimoto's but wasn't going to check antibodies yet. She said no matter what she would most likely start me on Armour in a week and we would adjust the dose as needed based on how I feel. Holy criminy, it is like a dream. After battling it out with so many doctors and feeling like they think I am crazy! She also told me we needed to talk diet and see what we could fix there. I am supposed to write down what I eat for three days in a row. I go back on Thursday to discuss that and the blood results. I will keep everybody, especially the Houstonians, up-to-date here.
Keep the hope,