I just made an appointment to go see a new doctor this Friday. I'm super-excited because:
a) it's surprisingly soon (my old doctor used to have a wait of 1-2 months before the earliest appointment)
b) I get to see a doctor who maybe, hopefully, will make me feel better
c) I get to start off a new relationship with my doctor better educated and better prepared than I've ever been before (for which I have this board to thank).
So this time I'm going in and making sure I tell him everything and not back down and be SURE that he does more tests than just the standard TSH that we always get stuck with.
The only downside is that this is a male doctor which makes me a little bit uncomfortable, but hey, if he knows what he's doing there'll be no complaints from me!
I used to hate going to the doctor more than anything, and now I'm all happy and excited about my appointment. Imagine that!