Re: Advice on Lab Results
Thank you for your reply! It's nice to at least see someone say that there's something going on!
One of the difficulties right now is that I'm actually in Thailand. The doctors I'm seeing right now have kind of blown my symptoms off, saying they don't know what it is because everything looks normal. The only reason that they did the test is because I told them to.
I emailed my doctor at home, whom with I don't have a close relationship, and she said it was normal, no questioned asked. I've switched to a DO since then (via email), but without my being in the country, there's not much he can do. He first said my initial tests were normal, wouldn't treat it, but suggested an endo. After seeing my antibody tests, he said there was a possibility (because TPO is normal but TG is high) of Hashimoto's, but again suggested an endo to be sure.
I won't be back in the US until the end of December. Even then, I'm afraid that I won't be able to find a doctor who will take me seriously or treat me in the way I feel I need to be treated. There are plenty of naturopathy doctors where I live, but at $250 an hour there's no way that I'll be able to see them anytime in the near future.
I'm at least feeling a little more hopeful that people might start taking me seriously about this. The possibility of feeling better is on the horizon!