Re: Thyroidectomy 6 weeks ago and have questions
I am not a MD. I am not an expert. I do know when I am being treated properly and respectfully. I have kicked five Endos to the curb. I found my thyroid artist in the form of an internal medicine MD in an integrative medicine practice.
My last Endo wasn't a bad guy, but he admitted to knowing less than I did about thyroid, pituitary, hypothalamus, and adrenal metabolic functions and there associated tests. My chemistry background gave me the edge. Most Endo specialize in diabetes. Two of mine admitted that they only had a one week session on thyroid analysis and care. I know two I would return to for diabetic care... The others not a chance in Hades.
Look around and call. Talk to the nurses. See if the test both T4 and T3. Ask if they know an MD that will treat using T3.
OBs have to be fairly well versed I'm thyroid madness because of the impact it has in females and unborn babies. So ask around. Ask your pharmacist for a recommendation. Ask who your other MDs would personally go to if they had an issues. You can also ask the board here if they know of a good one near you. I moved away from my good MD. I now commute two hours both ways at least 4 times a year for my visits. In between visits I take a lab order to a local lab and send her the results back. So I get tested with just TSH, FT3, and FT4 8 times a year. Antibody check up once a year. Adrenal and blood sugar quartly... All the hypoT mineral deficiencies quarterly...
In the mean time I keep food and exercise logs in addition to a symptom log. If anything stands out and sticks around for more than a week... It is time to visit one of my specialists.
I truly hope you get the care you deserve soon.
If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.
Last edited by mkgbrook; 09-16-2011 at 11:15 AM.