next week i've got an appointment with my endo, well, both of us (me and my wife, both with hashi).
The thing is we haven't seen her (or any other endo) for the last two years. Last time there we managed (after a nasty discussion) to convince her to make a full thyroid panel (rT3 included), futile effort 'cause everything was in range, so she went no further.
She's the expert, not you. She's done residency training program in Mount Zion Hospital, and never heard of protocols different of those using T4, or about connections between diet and Hashi, so they do not exist (and please do not mention adrenal fatigue, it does not exist either; they work or not, no middle greys in the palette). She's so full of herself that when after 1 year of gluten&diary-free diet my TPOAb levels reduced dramatically and my wife's TPOAb dissapeared she concluded that labwork was wrong and repeated them. Labwork results where the same, so she then concluded my wife's previous ten years labworks where wrong, and she had never had hashi.
We've been three years now just with diet and supplements but our two last routinary TSH+T4 labs (we do them every 6 months) show our THS has increased, my high cholesterol levels have come back and, more worrying, her TGAb are high (25,75 UI/ml in a 0-4,11 range) and the IgE too (177 kU/L in a 0-120 range).
We improved in our condition when changed our diet and lifestyle, but we feel stuck now and our symptoms, specially hers, are worsening. So we've decided find an openminded doctor to treat us and the only way seems to be contacting a private endo, which is an absolute shame in a country with a public health system like ours (I'm talking about Spain).
That said, we'll see our endo again just to give a last try before spending a money we don't have going to an endo 450Kms away from our home. If we succeed it will be like Christmas morning when you're five, if not at least we hope we can manage to get the labworks :).
So here is where you can help me. Is there any "Educate your Endo" package in the group? I've frequently read many posts refering to PubMed articles, is there any link to a compilation or updated list of RELEVANT articles on treatments with NDT or t3+t4 combinations? I do insist on relevant 'cause you can imagine what would said a doc like this to an article published on a wellness or Mind&Body-like magazine.
Thanks a lot in advance for your time and answers.