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My gp finally got back to me regarding a referral to an endocrinologist. She said she wants me to make an appt to go see her so we can "talk about my exhaustion and anxiety." WHAT?! I live about 45 minutes away from her ... I refuse to take anti depressants because I want to get to the root of the problem and not cover up my symptoms. I know she'll just want to give me anxiety pills. She already admitted that I could very well have a problem with my thyroid. So....why not just refer me to one?! I don't get it! My TSH has doubled in less than one year. I have all kinds of annoying symptoms. The worst symptom being my anxiety and brain fog/feeling crazy. Because my TSH falls in a "normal" range...this is what happens? It's 3.255. She told me they won't even test my T3 or T4 or antibodies. She won't do anything until my numbers are worse. Wth?! I'm sorry but I'm so frustrated. Can I self refer myself to an endocrinologist??
Also, I want to start supplements...but I have no clue what to take. I should probably get those other blood tests done first, right??
Lastly, I've been reading up on the dietary changes. I read not to eat gluten or soy or broccoli or cabbage. Tips on the supplements and diet are appreciated as well.
Thanks guys!! I feel like all my gp can do is basic stuff. I'm new at having health problems. I've been so lucky my whole life with great health!
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