Good afternoon My name is Dani. It is very nice to meet you. I am glad you found the Healing Well Community. This is a wonderful place for support and resources. I have found it to be of great comfort these last few weeks. So many people from all over the world.
I am terribly sorry you are in so much pain. I do not know much about hoshimotos but! The wonderful ladies in the thyroid forum would probably have some great idea for that. I think you will like them too.
I dislike termendiously having undiagnosed conditions. Or worse, where all they can do is sit back and document the changes in the body until the cause becomes apparent (they hope!). I think for me the hardest part about having progressive pain / body changes... is that your Level 10, changes everyday. Each day just a little bit, little bit more. Until what you thought last year was a 10, now this year is like a 5 and your neew10 is so mind boggling the ability to cry or comfort yourself has been lost in time someplace. !!I'm getting off track!!
You asked "Park your booty at the doctors office?"
Maybe, if you have the carisma to do it. I didnt. I gave the doctors who I initally had .... reservations about , in the back of my mind..... each had about 2yrs to help. After that I had to fight for more options. Also... Just a thought.. Make sure that if you arnt being helped... to FORCE them to document changes. Or aquire the tests independently if you can. It will come in handy later when you begin to seek new doctors / other resources. Document document document those changes in your body. They will be important later.
Do what you can, the things you have control over. No matter how small. I'm sorry I wasnt able to help much. It really is very nice to meet you. Look forward to getting to know you better