I HAVE HASHIMOTO'S THYROIDITIS AND MY TSH LEVEL WAS 15.34 HOW BAD IS THAT? HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET BACK TO FEELING BETTER. MY DR PUT ME ON 100 MCG TO START. RIGHT NOW MY THYROID HURTS REALLY BAD. I HAVE SWELLING IN THE JOINTS AND PAIN. BAD FORGETFULLNESS. AS WELL AS SEVERE FATIGUE. AND CRAMPING IN MY MUSCLES. I HAVE GAINED SO MUCH WEIGHT I DON'T RECOGNIZE MYSELF AND JUST GENERALLY FEEL LIKE CACA. MY GP DIDN'T ORDER ANY OTHER TESTS OR REFER ME TO AN ENDO. SHOULD I START SEEING ONE OR CAN MY GP TO WHAT IS NEEDED TO TAKE CARE OF THIS DISEASE?
He didn't run any other tests the only thing he did was rerun the TSH test on the same blood he took from me the first time they did the test to make sure it wan't an error in the first test. He wants me back in 7 weeks to retest the TSH. I was the one who asked the nurse to run the TSH test due to my thyroid hurting severely and it still hurts and now I think it is starting to enlarge on the right side. I don't have to have a referral to see a specialist or for my insurance to pay for it so maybe I should see and Endo since he doesn't seem to want to run any other tests.
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