Thanks so much! I am thinking of making an appointment with another doctor. I was looking at the list of doctors out of a pretty good hospital in my area and seen a doctor who specializes in thyroid. It seems like all the doctors I have seen lately look at everything besides thyroid. Well except for my family doctor who finally listened somewhat and did send me for the ultrasound. I have a check up with him on Monday. I am going to talk to him and see if he will agree to let me try a low dose of thyroid medicine. I also have an appointment with the endo dr next thursday. So I would like to see what he says. If not, I will try and find another doctor.
As far as my sugar and choles. go, I am diabetic and do take medicine on a regular basis. My fasting/ or morning reading is usually elevated. That result on the those blood test was even higher than it normally is. Most mornings it is 120-160, but I do check it at different times throughout the day and it is usually pretty good. I know that each time I tell the doctor that too, they usually check it right there and it is in an acceptable range. Since those results also, I have been trying to watch my diet even more and have managed to take off 20lbs. As far as my cholesterol goes, it has been very high for as long as I can remember(I'd say since maybe 18-20). I have tried many meds for that and each gives me pretty bad leg cramps. I am on omacor (fish oil) and it did drop my trig., in half. I keep telling the doctors that thyroid and cholesterol go hand in hand. I had one doctor get rude and ask- 'where did you hear that from?'. I no longer see her! You know, I read a pretty good article last week (of course I can not find it again now!) It stated that if your thyroid is not functioning right, that not only will you have a hard time controlling your cholesterol, that you will also have a hard time controlling your diabetes. This was the first time I read this. I need to try and find that again, so I can print it up and take it to the doctors.
I would have to say my diet is pretty good most of the time. (I am human and do go over on occassions, say once every few weeks) I stay to 45 carbs per meal and 30 per snack. But on the days I may go a little over, my blood sugar is not much different than a normal day.
I just need to keep searching for a good doctor and keep bugging my current family doctor. I really hope he will listen to me next week. I just think that with the report stating 'the echogenicity of the thyroid is heterogeneous suggesting mild diffuse disease such as seen with a goiter.' that it says I have an abnormal thyroid.
I wonder if there is something I should say to the doctor to convince him? Any suggestions?
Thanks so much for listening! Rain