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A week ago my doctor told my my thyroid was low. I've known this for almost 20 years, I have virtually every symptom of hypothyroidism, but the labs never showed it until now. I feel relieved and vindicated and completely paralyzed. I have a prescription for Levothyroxine but I haven't started it yet. I'm scared to be treated by the doctors who have been wrong for 20 years. I know the tests are inaccurate. How will I know if this is working? I've been achy and tired my whole life. I've researched as much as I can, there are so many options for treatment. I've gotten the name of a good Endocrinologist and I'm waiting for an appointment. What stops me from starting the medicine is what if I need more testing, what if there is valuable information we could only get now, before I start the medicine? Part of this feels like once this starts there is no going back. Should I wait for more testing and possibly better treatment options? Or is it time to jump in?
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