Re: Out of whack thyroid again... symptoms???
TEEdwards-I have hypothyroid due to hashimoto's. My levels were ok for about 6 months and now for about 16 months or so -very unsteady. My endo checks when we change dose , of course, but whenever I call and say I am not feeling right-like too revved up or too lethargic , she will order the thyroid panel. No quibbling. And, while I often am surprised with the results--that is, I am feeling revved and the tests show I am going further hypo and vice versa . I do not seem to be levelling out.She says I am in a very unstable autoimmune situation. So-I do not know whether you have hashimoto's as the reason for your hypo--I am assuming this doctor checked your antibodies --if not, that would cause me to question the doctor's thoroughness. Anyway, still, the doctor's not taking your symptoms seriously and ordering labs is something that I personally would not go along with. For me that kind of treatment would have been very detrimental to my health -which is already suffering. So, others may chime in here-but, I would be looking for another dr. Best way would be to talk with your friends, network and try to find a responsive doctor.At each meeting with my doctor she says very seriously "so, how do you feel"-this is not a quick exchange of pleasantries-she wants to know how I am functioning-emotionally, physically, mentally.If you are not getting this kind of treatment, you owe it to yourself to look further.
Last edited by osteoblast; 04-07-2008 at 12:30 AM.