I would love to see the medical mystery show that discusses optimal care of the endocrine system and lists MDs that do it.
You are right we can see now that our blinders have been lifted. Most MDs do not look at everything. The prefer to compartmentalize.
OH! DRY SKIN.. you need lotion and a dermatologist. Maybe you should drink more water.
Your depressed too! Well I have a new anti-depressant that will work great for you.
Your joints hurt? You were a high school/college athlete. That is just wear and tear. Ice it and we can get you to a PT, you probably have arthritis.
You are gaining weight? Well with your hurting joints you must not be able to exercise enough.. diet more and walk or swim!
Your tired? Not sleeping well? Here is a sleep aide.. and get more rest. It must be hard with the kids. It will get better as they get older. You need to watch what you eat. Take a multivitamin.
We have all heard it before, but rarely do the MDs actual test beyond the obvious. We have to a sk and then we have to demand. Sometimes we have to move on. All in all it is rediculus and things would be cheaper if the MD took a closer look, weighed all options versus making us chase our tails and see 10 specialist. BUT then again it can not be the thyroid.. ESPECIALLY if your TSH is normal and you haven't went through menopause. Too many myths are propagated and too many lies cause dysfunction.