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I Think I Have Hashinotos

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I did not have time to read all the threads but I just wanted to share my sister's story. She was hypo for at least 5 years...nobody ever thought to scan her thyroid or even check her antibodies. I finally convinced her to get a scan done and low and behold...Hashimito's! SEVERE! But she went to the Endo Dr. and saw only the medical assistant and FINALLY had to lose it in her office and several visits of trying to level out her hormones. The problem with Hashimoto's is you can't ever really get level. And she wasn't. The medical assistant was saying she wanted to send my sister to a cardiologist and she came unglued!My sister REALLY lost it! The medical assistant got the Dr. in the office right away! My sister really had every symptom of the disease and wanted it out! The Dr. agreed she must have a severe case and agreed to have it out. She has been amazingly better! It does take time to level out the medication but she is doing great! I know there are some Dr's that only take the diseased part out...but he took the entire thyroid because the body will just keep attacking what is left! One other point...before she finally got to the Endo...she was sent to an ENT..which is the Dr. that ended up doing the surgery, but before he had only put my sister on acid reflux meds because of the lump in her throat! After she went to the Endo...then back to him for the surgery consult he did not even mention that he had missed it before! Man...we all really have to fight for our health don't we? I hope your issues are better. Just wanted to share this story! Jodie

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I got my test results back. Vitamin D in normal range, though seems low at 37. Ref range is >20. Thyrolgloblulin antibodies <20 and peroxidase antibodies <10. So looks like standard run of the mill hypo. I am concerned that the doctor (idiot) only prescribed 75 mcg of Levoxyl, when the package insert clearly states that I should have a much higher dosage, as I weigh 160. Thoughts?

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lol Gemini -- I also dress well when I fly -- same reason: I get better service. But I usually do business casual. And when it comes to the proverbial power suit at the doctors.....sometimes I just feel to ill to bother (but I still ALWAYS do). I'm in a sort of traditional profession (at least as far as attire goes) and clients expect me to look a certain way (so I do). And I would expect the doctor to be well put together...but when I'm the patient I do wish I could just throw on jeans and a blazer. However, my experience tells me that if I do so, I will not be given good care so...the suit it is. In fact, I just had an endo appointment on my day off and I wore a suit (painful as it was).

NOW -- lets talk about broadway! I was at a show recently (Mary Poppins) and some guy had on flip flops and an undershirt (colloquially known as a 'wife beater' - hate that term). Come on! I'm all for broadway being accessible, but there is no reason to wear underwear as outerwear

Your post cracked me up and I needed a good laugh! :D I could probably name a number of places where the attire nazi's could have a field day. I have traveled to Europe a number of times and you can always tell an American by sight...all by the way they dress, or don't dress, for that matter! Pretty sad and I hope it changes back a bit to when people had some self esteem and knew how to dress for whatever occasion they happen to be at. I haven't seen a show on Broadway, sadly enough, but I can imagine just what you saw. My place of employment recently had to establish a dress code for certain jobs because apparently many of the young people they hired had no idea how to dress for a meeting or to receive visitors they were escorting in. I was just blown away they had to be TOLD! :P

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