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Re: "normal" thyroid test.... but ..(read on)

Re: "normal" thyroid test.... but ..(read on)

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Posted by Susan on October 18, 2000 at 23:05:33:

In Reply to: "normal" thyroid test.... but ..(read on) posted by Joanie on October 18, 2000 at 18:10:05:

: Awhile back I had the normal set of tests done when a doctor prescribes you anti-depressants. Thyroid being one of the tests and it was negative. I got sick a few weeks later and went to the clinic at my work and the doctor said he thought I had "hyper thyroidism". My symptoms indicated something wrong with my thyroid. Depressed, fatigue, rapid weight gain, light headness, a general sickly feeling, stomach ulcers, etc. I told him I had the test and it was normal and he said that sometimes the test they do is not good enough that a more meticulous test is what I needed to get and to go to my doctor and DEMAND that I be seen by an endocrinologist. I was wondering what the opinions of you out there are. I have been to my doctor since but I was so sick with a virus, I talked to her about it briefly but she was more concerned about giving me a "strep" test and "mono" test that we didnt really delve too far into it. Anyone have an opionion?

Joanie, Yes- test results can be false. You need a TSH and a T4 test. You can see an endo or an internal medicine Doctor. If your insurace lets you without a referal your can go with out telling your current Dr. A second opinion never hurts. Also, It is important that you match up with the right Dr and can talk with them honestly and openly otherwise they can't give you their best. Check out www.endocineweb.com and www.about.com(t then thyroid) Check out the info there on about.com they have a referal list. Best of luck



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