Clutter's responses and others opened my blind hypothroid eyes. My new doctor upped my dose of Levothyroxine to 112 mcg and wants me to retest in 4 weeks. She also has ordered Free T4, Free T3, and the vitamin tests. Yeah!!!! So nice to have a doctor who is responsive. Were going on vacation to Yosemite National Park so will be gone for awhile from here--will let you know the test results in 4 weeks. Thank you everyone.

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  • Glad to hear you have found a good doctor. Hopefully you will be able to work together to restore your health.

    Enjoy your holiday :)

  • Thank you. She is about 35, has 3 children (a 6 mos old baby) and is very nice and sweet; her husband is a computer engineer. She has been a doctor at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego for about 7 years. My husband (who is 70 years old) thinks she is absolutely beautiful. Wish I'd had her earlier; my other doctor retired and I think he just wasn't proactive, set in his ways, and went by numbers all the time. They assigned her to us to replace him--so happy it was a positive!!!!

  • Nice to hear theres a few decent GPs out there

  • Thank you. We are very grateful that Kaiser assigned her to us when our previous GP retired.

  • You are also very lucky to live in the USA where theres more chance of doctors using Armour Thyroid to treat than Synthyroid

  • I'm happy to hear this; I may have to take it if levothyroxine doesn't do the job in the future.

  • For many people levo simply does not solve matters only NDT does but its trial and error along the way

  • SanDiego

    That's very good news and it's amazing what we have to learn (we would have expected doctors to know - but many don't). It gives us confidence when the doctor listens.

    You will now enjoy your holiday even more.

  • You know that is "spot on;" it already feels better to know treatment is progressing instead of reversing--can't wait to get results in 4 weeks.

  • Clutter is a complete and utter mine of information. Her vast knowledge always astounds me considering she is ill herself. Have a wonderful trip SanDiego. It sounds like you are on the road to recovery already. Lol.

  • Thank you, I already feel better again and hope to keep improving. Isn't this weird, it very seldom snows in the lower altitudes this time of year in most of the High Sierra Mountain Range in the eastern side of California (we are driving and leaving Monday); however they are going to to have snow showers at some of the areas we are driving through. We are pretty warm here in San Diego so it will be fun to see some rain and snow. In fact, weather has been pretty warm since January. We've had some weeks where it got to even 90; then the next week high 60's to low 70's. We rarely even get 90 in the summer--it seems the weather has really been unusual this year.

  • I surely can second that--she has been a Godsend--because of the information she gave me I realized my ranges were way off; she opened my eyes to this insidious disease so I contacted my doctor.

  • I can heartily second that--she has been a Godsend--because of her information I realized how off my ranges were and how this insidious disease works. So glad she shared with me and my doctor agreed to change med strengths.

  • Thanks for your kind comments, SanDiegoCa. I'm glad your doctor has you back on meds and has raised dose. Have a good trip.

  • Clutter, can't thank you enough for sharing your insight and being forthright about it--it was the catalyst I needed. We were going to leave on our trip Monday, but weather online said there will be snow flurries one place we planned on staying so we decided it best to leave tomorrow (Saturday) as we are not equipped (chains, etc.) to drive in snow.

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