Doctors need to treat THE PATIENT, not the numbers on the page. This gem
won't even run a simple BLOOD TEST!!?!?? I'd find another Doctor. We DON'T have to except their answers as gold, or as if they are royality,,, If you're in a specific medical group, (who ISN'T these days?)
you might try calling that office for Dr's they'd recommend. (how i found my newish primecare-Dr )
You could ask for a Dr of Ostheopathic Medicine also.
I'm in So Calif & quest dianostics is the lab my medical group uses. There is no problem w/ Dr request for Free T3 & 4's. I don't understand it either, but that labs ranges can vary from month to month, so it makes no sense to post them. (ranges are right on labwork)
Get a copy of blood work anytime you have it done. (I ask the nurse who puts me in examine room - SOME dr's get WIERD about it)
I'm hypo & on thy meds. I've had Dr's say NORMAL when I'm barely IN range. (most feel better in top 1/3 of those ranges) Normal should be
how we FEEL, not just the numbers on the page. Personally, I've had to get VERY assertive with MY HEALTH. I left a pc-dr of 4 years who refused to let me use ANYTHING other than Synthroid. My newish pc-Doc is finally referring me to Endo. If he is another Dr who only perscribes T4 (Synthroid & the like) meds, then I'll go to the Ostheopathic.
I KNOW how *I* feel & only
T4 meds just DOESn't
gonna cut it for me anymore! I really LIKE being able to sleep & *NOT* feeling like I'm taking DEPRESSANTS (my side-effects on Synthroid)
Stand up FOR YOU