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Old 11-13-2001, 06:01 PM   #1
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Doctors!!!

I had my doctor visit today-it is being wrote off as anxiety. He is putting me on zoloft. Even though my tsh is 0.69 now and 2 months ago it was 1.83
I questioned him and asked him why am I being treated like a lab value? Because this is the way things are done. Why do I have a goiter than if you think my levels are normal. Goiters are caused by your thyroid not working right-than why won;t you treat the thyroid cause your levels are ok-if my levels are ok why do I have a goiter? He could not answer anymore. I said I have elevated choselotoral,constipation problems-sweaty and cold and been having a sore throat. This can be irritable bowel and from anxiety. I said they can be from thyroid too but my levels are ok. He also said your tsh fluatuates and normal should be 3. something I said well I am not normal than but your within normal he said. Low side of normal.
Fed Up!! you all have been really helpful here but if I can not get a doc to listen it is no help to me.
I have been having hypoglycemia attacks now too and when I am up and around my heart races-guess when I end up in the hospital again almost dead someone might listen. If the zoloft does not work maybe they will listen. Who knows? Thanks for listening. Take Care!

 
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Old 11-14-2001, 12:04 AM   #2
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Re: Doctors!!!

Hi,
Try not to despair...good docs that will listen to symptoms ARE out there.
I don't know why some docs are so loathe to try simple thyroid medication to see if it helps. But they will prescribe expensive meds with serious side-effects.

It does no good to try to change a doc's mind.
If you ask for a med trial, they may do it, but trying to reason with most of them does not work.

 
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Old 11-14-2001, 08:26 AM   #3
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Re: Doctors!!!

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Whatever you do DON'T GIVE UP! TreeFrog is right the listening Docs are out there GO FIND EM'! It has taken me 15 years to find a doc who is willing to treat all of me( and there's alot of me to treat). I am new to thyriod but I do have a conditon that most med docs don't even want to know about, yet this condition is a direct result of how I feel on a day to day basis. If I can find one I know you can too. I actually interview the DOC on my first visit and tell them staight out: this is what is wrong this is what I need from a doc and if you cannot help me or don't want me as a patient please don't waste my time! This last DOC actually found other things ( like the thyroid problem)
That I had no idea I had! I thought It was all a condition of this other problem. We talked for over 1 hour. I have never had a doc like this one. He actually wants to help his patients and doesn't care how long it takes plus he is not ignoring my other condition he actually did some test to see what the extent of damage is. PLEASE DON'T GIVE UP! It is a long road finding a DOC that is right for you but they are out there!

 
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