Posted 10/29/2015 5:15 PM (GMT -8)
After years of under-treatment from a GP that thought Synthroid was golden and dessicated thyroid was for crazy people, I looked for an endo.
What I found was most endos are thyroid "dummies", harsh words , but true.
I went to two of the "Best Endos" in my area, they were a joke.
So I found one that had good manners, listened to me, and was willing to work with me. So I "fixed" my thyroid issues with his help to write prescriptions and provide tests ect.
I said what meds I wanted to try and what levels my "target" was to feel better, he agreed.
Some people find some regular GPs are better than endos, I could not find one of them worth beans either.
You might have to learn it yourself, and find a Dr that will work with you, sad truth, but its good to learn this stuff.
Every major city has a NaturalPath Dr it seems who knows thyroid issues, but insurance wont cover naturalpath Drs.
You need Free T3, Free T4 with TSH. Even if your under the 50% in the free ranges, you might still be hypo. If your obviously hypo, they its good to know why- so then ask for autoimmune thyroid antibody tests TgAb and Tpo. These tests have a limit or cieling limit. Over the limit # and you have autoimmune thyroid antibodies attacking your thyroid (common).
there you go