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CHIBIKARATE's Photo CHIBIKARATE Posts: 10,022
10/31/09 1:21 A

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do your research i found a few great drs. you just have to look hard my old dr. almost killed me emoticon

i also love einsteen and the way he got his ideas I love to travel on the spur of the moment and i love portland oregon, hawaii. I enjoy all forms of art and the galleries


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USE2BAGODDESS's Photo USE2BAGODDESS Posts: 2,703
10/30/09 11:55 A

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It IS hard to find a good doctor but they are out there. So to all of those still looking, DON'T give up!

Q: How Do We Know That the Little Red Engine That Could was Male?

A: Because he wasn't pulling a great big caboose up that hill too!!!!



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CHIBIKARATE's Photo CHIBIKARATE Posts: 10,022
10/30/09 12:43 A

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my dr does both so it is good but I had to go through all kinds of garbage to find her and she is really good emoticon

i also love einsteen and the way he got his ideas I love to travel on the spur of the moment and i love portland oregon, hawaii. I enjoy all forms of art and the galleries


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10/30/09 12:20 A

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I'd be joining you Goddess? I'd more than likely quip something on the order of they didn't meet MY qualifications to be my doc if they needed that info just to answer my questions. Thank you and sorry we just wasted both of our times.....;)

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USE2BAGODDESS's Photo USE2BAGODDESS Posts: 2,703
10/29/09 4:25 P

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Hey Purrballs!!!

When I was looking for a new doc I tried to ask all of those questions. Some offices answered me, some didn't. What really got me the most is how many of the doctors offices told me to fax over my records, labs, brief description of my symptoms, insurance info, as well as what I felt like was too personal like my SS#. The doctor would take a look at my file and decide if I would be accepted as a patient. The office would then call me and set an appt if I had been accepted.

I was floored! I can't remember exactly what I said but it was the nicest way I could think of to say 'No thank you!' Ofcourse, I was looking for someone to treat my adrenal fatigue as well AND accept insurance. It can be really hard to find a good doctor some times.

Good luck and I hope that you find a really great doctor that you like!

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PURRBALLS's Photo PURRBALLS Posts: 7,948
10/29/09 4:03 P

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Try looking in the naturopathic doc area?

www.holisticmedicine.org/displaycomm
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I basically interviewed the office staff before deciding to make an appt. I would ask questions that I cared most about. Does doc prescribe natural thyroid meds or synthroid, etc? Does doc run any other tests than TSH for thyroid care? Does doc listen to symptoms in determining dosage of thyroid. And so forth.

If you get stressed out eat some catnip and go to sleep

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10/29/09 2:45 P

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I had a similiar problem, but stumbled onto a solution quite by accident.

I went to the Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Center nearest to me. My first visit was $100 and they drew 31 viles of blood. They do a very extensive range of tests and make sure it is filed w/your insurance company.

You have to wait 4 weeks for the results to come back, but prior to your second visit have your GP's office fax a request (you have to sign it)for your blood test results to be sent to them for your file. I didn't care for the doctor at the Fibro Clinic and had no intention of returning for a second visit. (that visit costs $500)

I finally found another doctor (he doesn't take insurance and you have to pay for the blood work yourself). I made sure that I had all of my blood work with me when I went for my first visit. He did ask that I have a few additional tests done but he sent me to a lab that accepted my insurance.

If you are living in Houston I'm sure there is a Fibro & Fatigue Center there. It is an option for having the bloodwork done if all else fails.

Continue to try and find a good doctor if possible.
I so understand your frustration w/doctors though.
I've met w/more than one I felt was nothing more than a trained monkey. No mind of their own!

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DRKADETS Posts: 63
10/29/09 1:48 P

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Jeanne,

What side of Houston are you on? I have used Armour since 1975 and never had a problem getting it. I am going to be switching to Synthroid because of heart rate issues with the T3 with hormone changes having gone through menopause but have no trouble getting Armour.

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MOONEYES1 Posts: 2,278
10/29/09 12:45 P

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Hang in there! We have almost all stumbled a time or two. Those bumps in the road won't keep us down though, cause we are going to get better!
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10/29/09 10:46 A

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Here is a link to a thyroid top doc directory. Hopefully you can find one in your area. I found my doc through this site and he's been a life saver.

www.thyroid-info.com/topdrs/

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JEANNELORRAINE Posts: 29
10/29/09 10:02 A

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I had my thyroid removed years ago and was on synthroid or generic substitutes for years. I went to the "Stop the Thyroid Madness" website and switched to Armour. But I never noticed a difference. I was never able to dose according to my symptoms because I never was able to find a doctor to go along with it. Then, like everyone else, I could no longer get the Armour so I am back on the Synthroid.

I feel like I am NEVER going to find a doctor that undestands these issues. I have been to some pretty smart docs but they don't ever seem to think for themselves or think outside the box. There is supposed to be one doctor in my area who is different but I am afraid it is just a big scam. He takes NO insurance and will not even give a prescription for the labs so that insurance will pay for it. All labs have to be done by him. It will be several thousand dollars to "try" something else. I am ready to give up on this problem!

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