mmiller wrote:I'm kind of having flashbacks to when I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and the genius filling in for my doc kept saying they couldn't believe the results were right because I wasn't getting fat and was I sure I didn't want to try an antidepressant before treating my way too high TSH levels. I came in to get checked out because I fell asleep standing up in places like the grocery store more than once and my hair was falling out in gobs. Couldn't believe she'd suggest ignoring my labs & treating a problem I didn't have just because I didn't have the number one sign they check for. Not everyone fits neatly into the box.
Wow it is amazing how some docs can be clueless about thyroid problems, especially considering how common they are. Your doc sounds like my first endocrinologist. She told me that she could tell I didn't have a thyroid problem just by looking at me, I was just "depressed." I was like uh, no, I am just tired all the time and my legs hurt. And I'm gaining weight which has never been a problem before. She told me to go on a diet and grudgingly offered to test my TSH to have a future baseline because of my family history of thyroid disease. Not only did she tell me I didn't have a thyroid problem before running any labs, she didn't even bother physically manipulate my thyroid gland which I know now is a huge red flag (um if someone is complaining of thyroid problems you should check their neck!).
My next endo was awesome though, she had actually done thyroid related research as a student. She put me on thyroid meds and gee my symptoms dissappeared and my goiter shrank.