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Re: Did my doctor miss something ?

Re: Did my doctor miss something ?

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Posted by Leslie to Dawn on September 20, 2000 at 10:10:38:

In Reply to: Re: Did my doctor miss something ? posted by dawn on September 14, 2000 at 22:46:44:

: : I Have been reading alot of your messages and I'm wondering if my doctor missed something. He says I'm fine but I Don't feel fine. I'm tired all the time,
: : I can't lose weight, I've been on a low fat diet forever & I run at least a mile every day but I have still gained 35 pounds in the past year. My skin, hair & nails are so dry,I have low blood preasure, I'm always cold. These were my test results, can someone please let me know if maybe the doctor missed a test or
: : something.... Thanks !!!
: : Vitamin B12 432
: : TSH 0.56
: : Thyroxine (T4) 5.13
: : T-Uptake 31
: : Free Thyroxine index 1.59
: : T3, Total 0.76
: : Free T4 0.79

: :Hi, your doctor is missing the point that you don't feel fine and you want an answer as to what is wrong! That is what your doctor missed. Don't let your doctor make you feel unimportant. My blood tests were fine also. That is because those test are not very
: detailed. If you don't feel good your doctor needs to keep on trying to find out what is wrong.The doctors did a sonogram on me and that is how they found out that I have hyperthyroidism. It sounds like to me that you haveHYPOthyroidism which means you
: have a slow thyroid and it is not producing enough hormones. If that really is what is wrong then it is easy to fix. They will just give you medicine that replaces all the hormones that your thyroid is not producing. Call your doctors office and tell them you think
: you have HYPOthyroidism and you would like a differnt test done other that the blood test to see if you really do. Many people have thyroid problems, but doctors aren't always great at finding them. There should be some kind of test that would put your mind to
: ease, but even if it comes back negative, don't let them tell you that you are fine and send you home. If you still feel the symptoms they still need to search! Good luck. Let me know if you need anything. Dawn:)

Dawn, Thank you so much for your reply, I had some new test run and got the results today. All
Normal. But I won't give up, I have Kaiser insurance, which means I have to go to Kaiser doctors and they dont seem interested in looking any further for the problem so I'm going
to an Endo out of my pocket next week. It helps
alot to know I'm not alone in this, Thanks again!

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