First, let me start with an apology to those Sparkfriends I haven't been keeping up with this week. During the week, I have verrrrryyy little time to do what I'd like on Sparkpeople or anywhere else, so I apologize if it's feels like I'm ignoring you during the week.
I have to get this off my chest, in hopes that writing about it will allow me to STOP WORRYING about it, although knowing myself, it won't. But here goes anyway: I was diagnosed as hypothyroid back in 2003, at which time it was pretty clear cut that I needed to be on thryoid replacement medicine. Since then, it's been a never ending battle with general physicians and endocrinologists to get my levels right. Things had been pretty stable for a while, but the last few weeks I started having a lot of symptoms that indicate that I might need an increase in my Synthroid dose. Some of the these symptoms (sensitivity to cold, dry skin) are minor and tolerable. Others (lethargy and EXTREME word-finding problems) are intolerable and downright frustrating...imagine being a THERAPIST who can't figure out how to say what she's thinking...and this is QUADRUPLY bad when I'm speaking Spanish with clients!!!)
So Monday, I took time off work to go see my doctor and get my labs done. While I was there, I mentioned that I wanted my labs done because of some symptoms I've been having. I thought the doctor would ask about these, but she just shooed me off to the lab with barely a word between us. (Of course, she saw that I had lost weight and said, "So you're one of the 'lucky ones'!" Lucky my ASS!!!!!!! This is hard effin' work!)
Anyway, I got my lab results today, and indeed there is an almost two point difference between these results and the results from back in August when, coincidentally, I wasn't having trouble stringing sentences together. In the space for doctor's notes, she had just written "normal." Technically, yes, the number falls in the range of normal, but it's pretty different from where my body is comfortable. So, I sent her a nice email, just asking if she could suggest a small change in my Synthroid dose. I just sent the email, so I'm not expecting a reply anytime terribly soon, but the worry is this: If she didn't seem responsive when I was there IN HER OFFICE, what makes me think that she's going to respond to my email?!?!
Anyone know a good endocrinologist in the Triangle area?