Lament of a thyroid patient
Here are a few pat answers from my family doc (nurse pract.) which many of you can probably relate to:
1- i say, i'm so tired, my doc says, exercise more
2- i need more synthroid, she says, i can't give you more, your tsh is fine
3- my skin is so dry that if i were to shower every day i'd go mad from scratching my skin, she says, use more skin cream
4- my cholesterol is so high and yet my weight is normal and my diet is very low fat and i eat whole oats each morning, she says, here's a lipitor prescription
5- my fingernails and toenails are so brittle, she says, take more calcium
6- i'm having trouble sleeping at night and can barely make it through the day without a nap, she tells me, don't nap in the day and you'll sleep better
7- i'm constipated like ten, she says, eat more bran and drink more water
9- i can't handle dairy foods anymore, she says that the only real allergies are the ones that are life threatening or close to it
10- i'm having trouble handling stress, she says, let's increase your celexa and/or i can refer you to a psychiatrist.
11 - i want a free T3 and free T4 test, she says, they are not necessary for treating hypothyroidism.
hypo, Synthroid 75 mcg, estrace 1mg, prometrium 100mg, celexa 20mg, adrenal support (also have primary ovarian failure - extremely rare condition)
Last edited by cossette2; 09-01-2008 at 06:19 PM.