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Re: Nancy: Blown off by another doc. What are your thoughts?
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Posted by Teresa
on May 16, 2000 at 03:09:46:
In Reply to: Nancy: Blown off by another doc. What are your thoughts? posted by Teresa on May 15, 2000 at 22:21:58:
: Saw my regular Internists today. Showed her the ultrasound from the new GP which shows nodules on both sides (one side multinodular). Since my labs are within "normal" range even though she had recently lowered my synthroid dosage due to low levels (hyper), and my T4 has climbed, she sees no reason to "do anything"! In fact she was upset that ANYONE had ordered the ultrasound. I was told that even though I have had to have two previous thyroid surgeries, that nodules are simply nothing to worry about if your blood levels are OK. She even had the nerve to ask me if I wanted to have a thyoid problem! I showed her a checklist of both hyper and hypo symptoms of which I had checked off 90% of each (like when I had round two of thyroid nodules) and she informed me that it simply could not be coming from thyroid. She feels that my problems are all due to migraine equivilents and panic attacks. When I told her that I had not taken any synthroid since Wed. in anticipation for the RAI test that this other doctor has ordered (the new GP) she hit the roof and told me NOT to go off my medication and NOW we can't do the proper lab re-check (which she did anyway). I am so sick and tired of being blown off especially be a doc who has seen you for several years. She did schedule an appointment for me with a new neuro and an endo which I am sure was done to simply shut me up. The appointment is 6 weeks away and all of these doctors are sort of in a group. I feel like I will be "branded" before I even go. I do know of one other endo who is not as convenient (30 miles) but she has me so shaken in confidence now that I am even wondering if she could possibly be right? My questios are
: 1) Do you simply not worry over nodules as long as your levels are "OK"? TSH, T4 and freeT3
: 2) Could this possibly ALL be migraine equivilents and not thyroid? I do have migraine and migraine eqivilents..but...
: 3) Do you think perhaps I AM simply getting blown off? (again)
: 4) Would you recommend seeking ALL new doctors?
: Any imput is greatly appreciated as always
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