Originally Posted by Kimmie72
My sister was worried about taking the synthyroid because all of her blood work came back within normal limits. I will tell her what you have said. In that case mine is lower than hers. He doesnt have a personality and not a good beside manner at all...but I guess that doesnt make you a good doctor.
Thanks alot once again for the post
Funny, your sister thinks like doctors we'd prefer not to treat us - lol
Yes, your levels are lower than hers.
Personality and good beside manner are nice but, having a doctor that can treat thyroid disease properly is a dream
I highly recommend "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypothyroidism" by endo Dr. Ken Blanchard.
He explains much of what I've told you (and more)...especially about people having "normal" labs yet are truly hypothyroid.
Hypothyroidism is unhealthy - your sister is very fortunate that she is seeing a doctor that "caught things" so early.
Many people remain undiagnosed for YEARS - some seeing as many as 6-8 doctors before being properly diagnosed.
In the meantime, as these people present with symptoms, they are shuffled from specialist to specialist and sometimes treated for diseases they don't really have....or diseases caused by their hypothyroidism......all because a doctor didn't think to test the thyroid...or a doctor did test the thyroid but misinterpreted the results.