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Old 05-02-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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Get online and see what tests there are for Thyroid copy them and take them to your Dr. and ask to be tested. If they will not test you go somewhere else even a Doc in the Box can test for these. Also tell them you want a B-12 (Pernicious anemia) too!
I know it is frustrating when the dont listen to us. But Get Proactive about it and ask for what you want. Remember we are hiring them so they work for us and anything reasonable from a patient should be done.
Excellent advice. Unfortunately, many people don't know enough to to be able to ask the right questions. Even less likely are they to be able to ask follow up questions. A good doctor will explain. Most don't bother, unless the patient asks. It's important to do your research, make a list of questions and comments you want explained, and if you don't understand something, ask.
Like Miborn says, be proactive.
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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I have been taking thyroid medication(synthroid or the generic) for 20 years. finally went to an endocrinologist hoping for better treatment. got the same answers! you are in the normal range. no further explanations. what do I do next?
you are not alone the all tell you the same thing it makes me so mad, because the insist you take the chemical, synthroid has not helped me, my symptoms got worse, now I take Iodine drop in water everyday it warms me up, and gives me some energy, I also take thyroid supplements
I guess i have to go to a armour friendly Doc my insurance does not cover, and pay out of my pocket
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Old 07-22-2010, 03:07 PM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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you are not alone the all tell you the same thing it makes me so mad, because the insist you take the chemical, synthroid has not helped me, my symptoms got worse, now I take Iodine drop in water everyday it warms me up, and gives me some energy, I also take thyroid supplements
I guess i have to go to a armour friendly Doc my insurance does not cover, and pay out of my pocket
Armour is cheap. I pay less than $6 a month - something like $5.60 or so, and pharmacist said if she can't get it for some reason, she can compound it for me.
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Old 07-22-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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Yep, I pay $14/month for 2 grains of Armour. That's with no prescription coverage.
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