Originally Posted by babetoo
i don't think so but it certainly sounds like a good idea.
I have had thyroid problems all my life. But it wasn't until five years ago that I reached the point where you are now. Tired all the time. If I miss a dose of my thyroid medication, I feel it. Because of my crazy sleep patterns, I sometimes will sleep right past my evening dose which is when I am scheduled for it. Next day when I wake up, I drag all day. I think the only reason mine was caught is because my sister and mother both had goiters that caused hypo
thyroidism. Underactive thyroid. A thorough history taking caught this fact. It is worth asking your doctor to look into it and make him give you the results with explanations. You HAVE to be your own strong advocate.
Fortunately, today most of the old time doctors who didn't like having their patients questioning their judgement have go of the wayside. I wouldn't stay with a doctor who doesn't listen to me. You really want to tick me off? Treat me as if I am nothing but some old stupid woman who shouldn't dare question the wisdom of a man.
When I first joined ESP, my health plan, my doctor had me going to every specialist except ob/gyn. Little by little, we have been determining together
which ones I need to continue seeing and those I don't.