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    Old 05-06-2018, 10:43 AM   #1
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    I think Im hypo

    Heres the deal. Ive only had one doctor in my life who looked at my symptoms and said I needed to be medicated. That while my levels were "normal" by standards that this doesnt tell the whole story.
    I felt fine on a low dose of levothyroxine.
    Well Ive moved away from the doctor that listened to me and my current doctors tells me that I just need to eat more.

    I have a goiter.
    I have nodules on my thyroid
    I keep asking my doctors to do a COMPLETE panel I see now I only got T4 and TSH
    T4 0.98
    TSH 3.07

    I am 41
    I quit breast feeding in November of 2017
    I have ZERO sex drive. NONE
    I havent had a period since December 2017. (early onset menopause?)
    Im always tired
    mood swings
    cant lose weight and exercise regularly
    I think I lose a lot of hair
    nails are always breaking
    I wake up to painful joints in my fingers
    I have mood swings
    hot sweats (could be my antidepressant althought Ive been on it since May of 2017)
    cold hands
    Difficulty concentrating.

    My doctor just keeps telling me my symptoms are because I dont consume enough calories. Yet my weight is at a normal level. In fact if Im not hyper-vigilant about calories I gain. He considers my attention to calories an issue. Except if I dont maintain that I binge eat. Which is another issue unrelated that I plan to discuss with him.
    Am I just crazy?
    Do my test results warrant a second look?
    Ive also been diagnosed with adhd and never been medicated when I go back to the doctor Im going to ask for vyvanse. Honestly the only time I have ever felt normal and was when my doctor gave my a low dose of levothyroxine and phentermine and then finally just the levo and wellbutrin xl.
    thoughts?

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    Old 05-06-2018, 04:43 PM   #2
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    Re: I think Im hypo

    My thoughts redswan, are that you need to find a doctor that understands thyroid.

    My TSH must be closer to one or I am symptomatic. Every person has unique needs and a med trial is not harmful.
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    Old 05-07-2018, 09:23 AM   #3
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    Re: I think Im hypo

    I fully agree. I have a visit today and if things arent resolved I will be changing. The problem is that I live in a doctor desert. Ive toyed with the idea of driving the 8 hours to my former physician because he was just that great.

     
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    Re: I think Im hypo

    I would and have done so. Health is not to be toyed with.

    You could try phoning the office first to re-establish.Well of course you have to make an appt. anyway. Perhaps that doctor will work with you by charging the normal office visit fee and ordering labs and sending a prescription to your local pharmacy.

    There are websites that let you order and self-pay your own labs and you can send the results to your previous doctor. I have done that. There may be online doctors that work that way.

    Have you ever had your records from the previous doctor sent to your current doctor? I always do that to help keep continuity of care.

    Let me know what happens, OK?
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