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Old 12-03-2001, 08:18 PM   #1
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Lynda: Re-Post your Doc Visit Report Here

Hi Lynda. Something happened when I replied to your doctor report yesterday, and the moderators had to remove the thread. Would you re-post? I think the topic was something like "Going Nowhere Fast."

 
Old 12-04-2001, 06:57 AM   #2
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Re: Lynda: Re-Post your Doc Visit Report Here

Hi, well, lets see. I was kind of upset because I left there not knowing anything, and still don't. He had me start from the beginning and we talked for wuite awhile. He feels that unless it is a toxic thyroid that surgery is not the answer now. He also said that he doesn't believe in treating people with medication if thier levels are normal, unless the TSH is on the low side. They told me to bring my previous ultra sound films but he didn't look at them, but did read the report. He ordered a TSH, T3, T4 and an antibody test. He told me he would call me this week andlet me know how we proceed. He thought it would be a just watch and see situation. It's frustrating, because I do have symptoms, but they are not so I can't live with them..... Thanks again! Lynda

 
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Old 12-04-2001, 08:41 AM   #3
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Re: Lynda: Re-Post your Doc Visit Report Here

Thanks for re-posting. I'm really glad to hear that your doc ordered the Free T3, Free T4 and antibody panels. That information will be quite useful with respect to defining and treating your multinodular nodule and your symptoms.

I know it's frustrating, but it sounds like your doctor is taking the time to listen which is wonderful. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/t_up.gif"> And he's giving your body a chance to heal instead of jumping into something radical like surgery.

If your blood levels are still relatively normal, you may be able to address the symptoms nutritionally first. You may have sought treatment early enough that your body can still self-regulate, so "watch and wait" is actually good medicine right now.

The important thing is that you've ruled out cancer and your symptoms are still minimal. If things change, you have many options available (including medication to suppress your natural thyroid production, but it comes with the symptoms fluctuation you've heard so many describe here). Watch your body and your symptoms, and keep your doctor informed.

It all sounds like good news from this point of view. Hang in there!

 
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