Would Bioidentical Hormones Help My Lifelong Thyroid Problem?
After researching about hormonal imbalances, and reading over your website, I was wondering if you could maybe solve a problem for me?
About six years ago, I was told that I had hypothyroidism. This was after years of research I had done on my own, and fighting with doctors!
After I was told that, they handed me a prescription for low dose synthroid, and nothing was ever said again. Now, I am seeing another doctor. I had to switch because of an insurance change. My medicine also changed, and I am now on Levothyroxine.
However no one really seems to pay attention, like when I got the pills; magically I'm supposed to be "all better". But I don't feel "all better". I still experience symptoms of thyroid imbalance that I had before, some not as bad as before the meds, but sometimes new ones occur.
My blood tests all seem to say I am at "normal" levels, but it don't feel that way, not by a LONG shot! I have a chance to see an endocrinologist, but I have to wait till December, and frankly I am scared that it is going to be like all the other doctors I have talked to about it.
I am dismissed, patronized, or treated like I am attention seeking, or like I don't want to take responsibility for my weight, or cholesterol levels, when I firmly believe problems I have in this area are due to the thyroid issue.
I know from experience that weight loss is not normal for me. I have to work five times as hard to lose one pound, in contrast to my friend who works out with me eats, the same things, does the same workout, and sheds weight like crazy!
I have always been like that. As a child, we ate NO junk food, I rode my bike everywhere, was outside ALL the time, went swimming nearly EVERY day, and I was still a severely obese child.
So here is my question, what can I do to make doctors listen to me? I want them to take me seriously, and find ways to help me. I would like them to maybe consider natural, and more effective alternatives like bio-identicals?
Can you help?