Wednesday, August 05, 2009
I went to the doctor on Monday and left very very frustrated. After getting my test results today I am even moreso.
I booked the visit specifically to get my lipids and thyroid checked. I explained to her that I was experiencing something like 40+ of the 60 common symptoms of hypothyroidism and even went in with a list, neatly highlighting all of my symptoms.
The doctor brushed me off and told me that it was more likely I was depressed and prescribed me Lexapro. Yeah. Seriously.
Today I got my results back, they are;
Total Cholesterol 179
So while I fall in the middle of the currently accepted lab standards for TSH, the AACE (American Associate of Clinical Endocrinologists) published a report in 2003 suggesting that the upper limit be LOWERED to 2.5 (or 3.0 depending on your source) either way, I fall outside of the range and my doctor has chosen to ignore the suggestion of actual endos.
I really don't feel like I am going to get anywhere with her, even arming myself with the printed study and going back in feels like it would be a fruitless attempt. I think I will research endocrinologists in my area and find one that works off of these newly accepted levels and make an appointment.
Oh well, at least my cholesterol and triglyceride levels rock!