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Hashimoto’s untreated by endocrinologist – What gives?

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Wondering if there are any new teachings in medical school regarding treatment of Hashimoto’s/hypothyroidism. I was just diagnosed with Hashimoto’s by my endocrinologist, confirmed with an ultra-sound which showed that at least half of my thyroid has no blood flow reaching it, as well as a goiter that I’ve had for 11 years & all the symptoms that go with it. But when he saw my TSH was “normal” he refused to pursue any further treatment, basically waiting for my thyroid to die off before taking action.

Why aren’t they teaching medical docs about T3 & T4 and how a normal TSH doesn’t necessarily mean anything. Why is this issue still a problem? I just don’t get it!

Also, if anyone is in the Orlando area (southern) and knows of a great ND that can write prescriptions, please let me know.


About slloop3

Conditions: Celiac Disease, Diabetes (Type I), Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto's thyroid disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Doctors seen: MD – primary care, DO, Naturopath, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist

Treatment: Prescription medication/shots, Vitamins, herbs, and/or supplements, Acupuncture, massage, and/or other homeopathic, Diet, Gluten free

Children: 1

Age: 35-44

slloop3
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I am actually in medical school right now and also have Hashimotos as well. Have you had your T3 and T4 checked? Your doc is correct in not giving you meds if your are in the normal level. If they gave you meds then you could go into hyperthyroid mode and this can really destroy your bones and cause other problems as well. But if half of your thyroid is dead it would be hard to believe that your values are normal. Have you seen the results yourself? Also if the goiter is really big then maybe that needs to be removed? Also how is your weight? If you are overweight and not eating healthy it can give you all the signs of hypothyroid even with normal levels

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About Me:

Conditions:

Autoimmune hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Hashimoto's thyroid disease

Treatment:

Vitamins, herbs, and/or supplements, Gluten free

Age:

25-34
Answered on April 23, 2013

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