Well, I was in and out (blood work and all) in 1 hour.
This doctor is great! While he didn't put me on the meds based on my history and lab work, he doesn't have a problem proscribing it based off what he see in the results (Blood work).
They did a ACTH, Cortisol, TSH, T3/T4, and a bunch of other stuff. They took 6 tubes.
The great news is, I don't have to wait weeks to get the results, he wants me to call on Firday and talk with him about the results. This guy is really pro-active in finding what's wrong with me. He does truely believe that it's a cortisol issue, but wants to make sure because of the side effects of the meds.
We went through my entire history and everything I've tried. He was very amazed at my knowledge of hormones and what I've researched. I had asked him " have you seen someone like me before?" He said yes, and that he will get me better and back to my normal life.
I'm so happy. Even though I didn't get what I wanted, I'll still hear something come Friday. He did do the tests that I wanted and is very close with the patients. He was calling all my other doctors to confirm other lab work. He wanted to make sure that he wasn't running the same tests over and over again. The lab at the hospital was amazing. There was 11 people infornt of me, they called me back before all of them. They saw my insurance and said "open access"? come on back.
This is the first doctor since this has happened where I feel like something is going to come from it. There were also amazed at all the studies and tests I had done on my owns (Saliva, mold test, humaworm). He said "If you're not carfull, I might take you on as a student". He had a student with him since they're a teaching hospital. She didn't seem to know much, for being an intern....
Oh well. Friday it is.. I pray that the results are the same as my saliva and I finally get placed onto something that brings me back to ... well, me