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Old 08-21-2004, 12:07 AM   #1
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Unhappy Desperately need help!!

I have posted once on this board and have received much advice. I had testing done and was found to have a low T3. I do not know my numbers
but I plan on getting my paperwork from my DR Monday morning.

Some of my symptoms are weight issues, dry skin, heavy painful periods, palpitations/panic attacks, depression, excessive thirst (is that normal)
diarrhea/constipation, PAIN, exhaustion, sweats etc.

My Gen. Pract. told me to see an endo and wont give me any meds.
My Endo appointment isn't until Oct. 20.

I am MISERABLE. Somedays the pain is so bad I can't get out of bed.
I feel that I am slowly dying, even though I know I am not. I am scared
when I get the palpitations. Why is noone helping me?

I am having such upper back, shoulder, neck pain, wrestless leg cramps
and a feeling of general exhaustion in all my joints and muscles.

I can't keep going on like this until Oct. I can't stand this. I am a Mom of
4. It is hard to be down and I feel so guilty.

I could barely lift my arms today. I am so depressed from all of this.
I feel like there is nothing I can do to treat this.

A friend of mines brother just passed away from an untreated low thyroid.
I am now in the paranoia stage!

Could someone give me some helpful advice on what to do?

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Old 08-21-2004, 01:57 AM   #2
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Re: Desperately need help!!

Mimi, don't know where you live, but perhaps you could find an osteopathic doc that you could go to. I made an appointment with one and they only made me wait a week.
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Re: Desperately need help!!

I'm sorry you feel so terrible. We hear from people like you all the time. But don't let the paranoia get to you. The man you talked about is a very rare case.

If your insurance limits you to seeing the doctor you have the appt with in Oct, call the office and ask if they keep a 'cancellation' list. That means if someone cancels their appointment, it will go to someone on the list who can make it in on short notice. Last August, I made an appt with a doctor whose first open date was in November; but the using cancellation list enabled me to get there six weeks earlier than I would have otherwise.
Try to hang in there.

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