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Doctors make me nervous!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Made an appointment with my doctor for later this month.

I am nervous that this is just going to be a waste of time.

This is this doctor's last chance. If I can't be helped, then I am changing my Primary care physician!!

This doctor didn't want to raise the dose of my thyroid medicine because my levels show that I am barely Hypothyroid. My symptoms disagree with the numbers. I am chronically exhausted, have the worst brain fog, and I get dizzy sometimes. I have been taking my thyroid pills for nearly 1 year. It took 1 year for me to get the diagnosis in the first place. I think taking the pills for one yr. is more than a fair chance. I am going to ask to be tested for vitamin deficiencies. Someone suggesed testing for gluten allergies as well.

I honestly don't think I am going to get anywhere, but it can't hurt to try. I would switch doctors now but the doctor I want to see is out on leave until July so I have to try to do something in the meantime.

wish me luck. I am going to need it!

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    Warm fuzzies blessings to help you through this. Sueperstars made some good suggestions. Best of luck with this trip to the doctor.

    2209 days ago
    Good luck.

    And ask for copies of your test results.

    You'll want to look this up to confirm, but I think they've changed the numbers that say whether or not you're in the normal range. So maybe you're barely hypothyroid in the old system, not the new.

    Write down how you feel. Start a journal and keep track. If its celiac disease or food related, you may be able to trace the symptoms to food on your own. The nutrition tracker here is good for keeping count of calories, but I think you may want to keep track of time. How do you feel before you eat? When you're done? An hour after you're done?

    and as for thyroid - write down how you feel the day you get your bloodwork done. Because that is what those numbers represent - not how you feel at your doctor's office, but how you felt at that moment they took your blood.

    Good luck - you're right to try again. But if you feel like you're not getting the right treatment, then you should look for another doctor.

    lol - sorry this is long, I just thought of another thing! I'm on synthroid, and I usually have to wait about 2 - 3 months before I see the endo again to get my bloodwork levels checked, and at that point we would adjust my prescription. My levels have now stabilized, but I'm still seeing the endo again in October - 6 months. Not a year. So I think that seems like a long time. i think it takes about 6 weeks or so for a medication adjustment to "kick in" so that's why you wait 8 - 12 weeks, just to make sure.

    ok I'm really done now. sorry I'm taking up your whole page!

    2211 days ago
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    Luck and Blessings... I'm with you! I get *really* frustrated with doctors. Some Practicing Physicians I definitely don't want practicing on me!!! I trust you can find one you *really* like and that listens to you and works with you instead of against you.
    2211 days ago
    Sending you HEAPS of warm hugs, positive energy and good luck for your appointment. I love your determination! If you don't get the results you deserve from this doctor, definitely search for a better one! You are so worth it!!

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    2212 days ago
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