Re: do dr.'s treat symptoms and not just blood results?
I went through several doctors before I found one that is willing to really work with me. I found him through one of the Top Thyroid Doc sites and couldn't be happier. He is a family practitioner. At my last appointment my labs showed that I was oversupplemented. So we decided to drop the armour and go synthroid only. After 3 weeks on 100 mcg synthroid, I was starting to feel very hypo. I was out of town and had no way of getting into the office so I, on my own volition, upped my dose to 125 mcg and started to feel really good. When I got back, I made an appointment with my doc just to touch base with him and get his blessing on my dose change. He said, "hey, it's your body and you know how you feel." I could have kissed him! We agreed to stay on this dose for 4 more weeks and then retest to be sure I am in range. His philosophy is that there are so many combinations of T4 and T3 meds and it is just a matter of working togehter to find a combination that works and that makes me feel good. I think he is very sensitive because his wife suffers from thyroid issues. Interestingly, he is classically trained and in his 60's. Do some research online and ask around. They are out there. Good Luck jrose