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  1. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    Hi. In April 2018 I had my first visit with an endocrinologist doctor. The concerns I brought up with her were my low energy, brain fog, and always being cold (body temperature). At the time the only Thyroid results that were "abnormal" were low FT4 according to my general doctor. When I...
  2. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hello, I was been having various symptoms for a few years, including cold sensitivity, mood problems, fatigue, etc., which made me come across hypothyroidism, something I know little about. I'm a man, by the way, in my early 40's. I was referred to an endocrinologist. He said my labs were...
  3. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    I'm a 22 year old female who has struggled with her thyroid for some time. I say this a bit blindly as I've only had one doctor who believed me and had me on medication. When I was 16 I was diagnosed hypo from my primary due to low FT3 and FT4. Since then my symptoms have persisted and even...
  4. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    Let me know what you think about this- My GP, (actually a nurse practitioner), looked at my free T4, TSH, & antibodies, diagnosed me with hashimoto's and hypothyroidism, put me on Synthroid, and sent me to the endocrinologist. The endocrinologist is just looking at my TSH, doesn't care about...
  5. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    Hello Community, So what's the deal with endocrinologists? Reading through these forums, I see a lot of people have had bad experiences: an endo who won't listen to them, and endo who won't run requested tests, and endo who doesn't know enough about thyroid disorders. My GP (who hasn't given...
  6. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hello! I'm a Newbie - need major help and advice. About 10 months ago I developed a chronic "whooping" like cough, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and wheezing. My GP found a lump on the left side of my neck. Had an ultrasound performed, confirmed 2 cm nodule on the left lower pole that...
  7. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    I have been trying to figure out what was wrong for more than 3 years now. They blamed problems on menopause, age, or just flat out dismissed symptoms. Once the found the nodule (3.2 x 2.5 x 1.5) in June, I still couldn't get them to do the tests to rule out underlying conditions. In June, I...
  8. Thyroid Cancer Survivor Message Boards
    Hi - I'm new here. Female, 32 years old. In 2004 I was found to have a nodule on one side of my thyroid. After an FNA, it was undetermined, so they decided to be on the safe side and remove one side of the thyroid, with a freeze biopsy of it being a benign tumor. A week later the lab results...
  9. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hi everyone! Prior to having a baby in September I have been a picture of health, but after giving birth NOTHING has been right. My breast milk never dried up, my eyes are VERY red, and my weight loss is scary. I have experienced shortness of breath and heart palpitations, though they have...
  10. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    I am looking for an endocrinologist. I saw one a couple years ago, but wasn't super fond of him. I really would like to see a woman doctor---sometimes i feel they just get it a little more than men....anyway...I'd also like to find one who is willing to go the Armour route. from what i've...
  11. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    Hey guys, So my first ENT appointment is tomorrow. I'm extremely excited but yet nervous at the same time. I've been waiting about a month and a half to still get a call from my endocrinologist to set up an apt, but still; no avail! Glad I am finally able to see a new, fresh doctor who can...
  12. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    So, I'm in the middle of God knows what with my thyroid. I can say that it's hypo, I have a nodule in the middle of my throat that hurts like hell and a voice so raspy, I could rival Janis Joplin. Dry cough, breathless on exertion and my body feels like crap. Oh and my face looks like a cabbage...
  13. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    This may be a stupid question but who would be the better specialist to see in figuring out a difficult thyroid problem, an ENT or endo? My tests came back normal (TSH,T3,T4), so my family doc says I need to be put on an antidepressant - but I KNOW I have a thyroid problem! I had a goiter last...
  14. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    Hello all! After 18 months of thyroid "issues" including a "benign" biopsy Nov 2010, partial thyroidectomy May 2011, cancer diagnosis June 2011, and completion thyroidectomy July 2011, my endo tells me today, "well, I'm not even sure you have or had cancer...I'm not saying the doctor at Mayo...
  15. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    Hi, I have a decent Endocrinologist, but after my conversation with her yesterday, I'm getting the feeling she only treats via lab results, and not symptoms. Are any of you from the Sacramento, CA area? And if so, can you recommend a good Endocrinologist? I would prefer to stay with Sutter...
  16. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (Hashi's Disease) Forum
    After reading other people's threads, I see that I am not the only one who has had a horrible time dealing with doctors. I'm in need of more tests (TSI (thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin),TPO (antimicrosomal antibodies) TBII (thyrotropin-binding inhibitory immunoglobulin), Thyroglobulin Ab...
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