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October 22nd, 2013, 10:54 AM
Oriyan's Avatar Platinum Superdupermommy
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He rocks my socks!

I upped my thyroid meds a month ago cause i was feeling cruddy again, and now i am borderline oversuppressed and I lost 4 pounds (symptoms of hyperthyroid). So we talked it out (I was concerned because he knows I really only feel good when my levels are as close to 1 as possible.. once we hit around 2.5 i start feeling cruddy... right now I am at 0.45) and we agreed instead of jumping back to 75mcg (i am taking 100 right now) we would meet in the middle at 88mcg and then once DS2 is born, go to 75mcg and play from there. He listened to me and my concerns, and we talked it out and came to a decision together.

This is how ALL doctors should be. PERIOD.
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October 22nd, 2013, 11:39 AM
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Ya, it's amazing how making patients apart of their own care is best for the patient!
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October 22nd, 2013, 11:41 AM
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I agree all doctors should be that way!
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October 22nd, 2013, 11:51 AM
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That's fantastic! I've lived diagnosed with Thyroid disease for 6 yrs and with Hashimoto's for almost 2. When I was first diagnosed with hypo my TSH levels were in the 300s, and when I was diagnosed with Hashi,my antibody levels were insane.

I have yet to be referred to an endocrinologist. I've decided that after DD is born and my insurance changes to DF's I'm going to a different doctor who will refer me to a specialist. She did a heck of a lot better than the doc I had before but it still bugs me that I haven't seen and endo.
And my OB office when I asked them to check my antibody levels in bloodwork, said " they didn't need to, it wasn't necessary". I was thinking "what?!"The good news was last bloodwork they did my TSH was 3.5, the lowest it's probably ever been in my life.
Thyroid disease sucks! I'm so glad you've got an awesome Doc that listens to you!

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October 22nd, 2013, 12:28 PM
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Hashi's sucks! I don't even have thyroid issues that badly -- the highest my TSH has ever been was 8.5 and that was in 2008. When Hashi's was diagnosed this winter my TH was 4.5. I had been feeling really cruddy for months and my PCP told me it was acid reflux (That was after 1500 dollars in tests on my liver/gallbladder/etc, he never ran a TSH level... no one had!) Funny -- my R.E was the one who diagnosed hypo and then the endo diagnosed Hashi's.

Sad thing? I've been dealing with these issues for 20 years and it's only recently been caught!
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