Re: Has anyone found a doctor that does not focus on the TSH?
hugs I know how frustrated it can be. I agree it does not make sense, if one thinks about it for a second it does not make sense at all, let alone if one studies for it, but well.
yes they are out there, although rare.
Most doctors I've encountered could be placed under one of the 2 following categories (there are exceptions, fortunately):
1) conventional doctors focussing on TSH
2) alternative doctors not focussing on TSH and ignoring bloodtesting in general and focuss on symptoms alone.
In my experience the latter one can just as much be a problem as the first since it's exactly the combination of bloodwork and symptoms which is the key to success, even more so since symptoms can overlap and be deceiving.
Unfortunately not all doctors are thyroidsavy, if only but they are out there! Sometimes finding a doctor who's willing to work with the patient is already a big thing.
Last edited by lisa789; 10-03-2012 at 01:52 PM.