Hi Thelma thankyou for your empathy, it
is idiotic and un-caring.
Last time I went to the specialist I cried
because of my frustration and we don't have the energy to fight the system.
You Take-care to!!!
Love Lorraine xx
Thank you for the Bear Hug...it made me smile when I really didn't think I had anything to smile about!
Just a quick note to say hi! I saw your post on the forum and feel your pain about docs!
If the answer to the first question is yes, then ask if the doctor is agreeable to treating a patients symptoms by testing and adjusting FT3 and FT4 levels with T4 or T3 meds, as required to alleviate those symptoms? Good luck and please keep me tuned in.
Since my last note, I was looking back through my notes and found two possibilities for you, since you live in that part of town. I got both of these names from a list I was able to get from the Broda Barnes Research Foundation. By definition anyone on their list is more open to listening to patient symptoms and treating them accordingly, and not relying so rigidly to the "gold standard" TSH. LOL I have no personal knowledge, but Dr. John Rosella, D.O., in Milford (248-685-3600) sounded like a good possibility. The other name is Dr. Corina Lazar, M.D., in Southfield, (248-670-2134). If these are of interest, then I would call and ask a few questions along the line of whether the doc believes in testing for Free T3 and Free T4 as well as TSH. Out of room. Sending 2nd note.
Well, there are several of us thyroidians in Mich. Sorry, but my doctor is not taking any new patients. I've been looking for a good thyroid doctor for several friends in the area, but not satisfied with any yet. I do know of one Endo in my area, but I had an appointment with him, mainly because of my friends, and I was not very happy with some of the things he does. Plus, while there I noticed that about half of his patients in the waiting room were snoozing. LOL Not a good sign.
I live about 20 miles south of Detroit. Where are you located?