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Low TSH - Bumped from doctor to doctor

Posted by @babbab, Dec 15, 2018

I had a total thyroidectomy in July 2013. I have been on both Armour and a combination of Liothyronine and Levothyroxine for the last 6 1/2 years. I have seen at least 6 doctors to help me regulate my medication. I have been pushed around from doctor to doctor. The problem is that no matter how low the medication dosage goes down, my TSH is always abnormal; no doctor wants to deal with me. I need some help.

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@babbab I can feel your frustration. I went through that before getting my diagnosis of non-alcoholic cirrhosis.
You say you have been to many doctors, so I presume at least one is an endocrinologist. Are you close at all to a city with a major medical center? I think that may be your last resort. I hope you can finally find an answer to your thyroid problems.
JK

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@babbab I can feel your frustration. I went through that before getting my diagnosis of non-alcoholic cirrhosis.
You say you have been to many doctors, so I presume at least one is an endocrinologist. Are you close at all to a city with a major medical center? I think that may be your last resort. I hope you can finally find an answer to your thyroid problems.
JK

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All but one of the doctors were in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. 4 were endocrinologists, 1 bio-identical hormone doctor and my long time family GP. I guess it's really 7 doctors I've seen, because I just saw a functional doctor – she use to be a family GP and now adds a holistic/alternative point of view to her practice. All the other doctors just threw up their hands and said they could not help me. This last one wants me to reduce my dosage from time to time to try to get my TSH numbers to come up. I've never been above

Hi @babbab and Welcome to Connect! As @contentandwell said your frustration is evident and totally understandable.

I wanted to connect you with fellow members @jmk1 @macierubida @kellyann who have experience with thyroidectomy's and may be able to help you figure out what your next step will be.

It looked like your response was cut off. I believe you were about to mention what you TSH numbers have been. Is that correct?

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