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cortisol levels, gluten allergy, A1 casein allergy (unsure what this is but has been suggested on here that I get tested), EBV (Epstein Barr virus), ESR (blood test for autoimmune disease), TPO - would you change your dr?

My TPO levels last November were 304 (<34) which suggests Hashimotos but my dr says I do not have it, and my hypothyroid problem is auto-immune related. What can it be besides Hashimotos?

At my last dr's visit he told me that there are 3 things involved in my problem - perimenopause, hypo, refusing to accept side effects of levo. He 'forgot' to mention my inner ear infection for which I must treat for a year. I have no perimenopause symptoms. And yes, I will continue to refuse to accept levo side effects!

So I am changing my dr but if the new one refuses to test these things, should I continue my search until I find a dr who agrees?

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    Hello Mary

    Nurse Shelly here,  Abosolutely change Doctors.  Your doctor must be your "friend in all of this"  and want to help you get well.

    Ypu have Hashimoto's most likely.  I had problems with Levo and went through so many different thyroid meds, I could have a museum of pills I took.

    My doctor albeit I am in the USA, but get a new GP or Endo.

    Regards,

    Shelly

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