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Old 12-03-2008, 03:42 PM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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Go to the website for the American Association of Endocrinologists. You can put in your zip code and thyroid disfunction, and a list will come up for specialists within a certain mileage range. I also have a severe thyroid problem and take a high dosage of synthroid. Since I do not have an endocrinologist in my area, my family doctor takes care of it. I think most family practitioners err on the side of caution and do not prescribe the higher dosages that a specialist might. I understand your frustration and hope that you can find someone soon. People who are not hypothyroid don't understand all of the side effects.

I went to that site and nothing came up...said no search results in my area..I even tried 100 mile radius.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Coffee Bean
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You are clearly symptomatic and need a dosage chage. You can request a thyroid panel from your regular family doc, but make sure it's a full PANEL, and not just a TSH.

Also be aware that symptoms can show up before the lab tests confirm the problem - your body will componsate for a time. I can tell when my thyroid meds need to be changed about 3 months before it shows up on the test results.

And you can always ask the lab to run the tests twice - you'd be shocked at how easy it is to screw up lab tests.

Good luck!
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:07 PM
 
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Does anyone know of a good thyroid doctor in Manhattan on the westside who takes blue cross and blue shield. I am having trouble locating a good doctor. Thank you.
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Planet earth
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You are clearly symptomatic and need a dosage chage. You can request a thyroid panel from your regular family doc, but make sure it's a full PANEL, and not just a TSH.

Also be aware that symptoms can show up before the lab tests confirm the problem - your body will componsate for a time. I can tell when my thyroid meds need to be changed about 3 months before it shows up on the test results.

And you can always ask the lab to run the tests twice - you'd be shocked at how easy it is to screw up lab tests.

Good luck!
Very good point!

I do need a full panel not just TSH only

Thanks a lot!
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