I have other postings on here, but just to update everyone… I left a message for my doctor’s nurse last week stating that I want more thorough testing done to make sure my thyroid is functioning properly (last time he only did TSH). She just called me back. She asked what type of test would I like to have done. I told her every one they can do… like T3, T4, and all of the others. She said the doctor wouldn’t just make an appointment to draw labs without first talking to me, and that he did want to see to me. So, my appointment is on Wednesday 06/15/05 at 10:30 am. I need help! What do I go in there and tell him? I really think it might be a thyroid problem… but I’m not sure. Now I’m scared that I’m wrong and that he will belittle me while I’m there… Surely he won’t do that. He never has before… Besides that, I’m not the doctor. I’m just a poor little patient who is tired of feeling so tired and crappy so I’ve done some research.
I guess I’m just nervous. I'm afraid he is going to tell me its all in my head and that I need to take more antidepressants... etc., etc., etc.... Any ideas for helpful "ammo"???
Oh, and by the way, his specialty is Internal Medicine... just in case that is important. I love this site. Everyone on here is so helpful and reassuring.