> This is maddening and I'm at my wit's end! I'm
> looking for a thyroid doc who Rx's T4 AND T3, will
> write for dessicated natural porcine thyroid, AND
> does FT4, FT3 and does NOT go just by TSH.
> I live in southwestern Indiana. The very southern tip
> of the state. Newburgh, Indiana to be exact. Just a
> few miles east of Evansville.
> I've traveled 4 times to see a highly recommended
> doctor in northeastern Indiana but he is over 5 hours
> away. My dh goes with me. He has to take a day of
> vacation from work and we have to spend the night in
> a hotel for the appointment. The fact is, that I
> just plain don't get there enough to have my thyroid
> properly cared for and I am not doing well at all
> right now! :-( It really is time for me to move on
> to somewhere closer IF THAT'S EVEN POSSIBLE!
> I do realize this is a very bad thyroid doctor area
> that I live in but I just thought I'd throw this out
> there incase anyone knows of anything.
> I'm willing to travel up to 2, maybe even 3 hours or
> so but the 5 hour (and then some) travel time is just
> getting to be too much. :_|
> I could possibly travel to Kentucky or Tennessee or
> maybe even some parts of Missouri such as the St.
> Louis area.
> Somewhere in the Nashville area would be REALLY
> nice for me because we like to travel there from time
> to time anyway!
> I looked for a Yahoo Indiana thyroid support group
> but the only I saw was one in the northeastern
> Indiana area which is where my long distance doctor
> Any help would really be greatly appreciated! :-x
first, iam so sorry we all have these issues with doctors!!
mainly about the thyroid..
i too have had many problems with my thyroid, from hypo-hyper goiters, and so on..
i live near paducha ky, and i see dr delarosa, i hope i spelled that right?
anyway, i took me a year of aruging with him about my levels and what my body was going therough at the time, after that, we tested evry 4-5 months, and about 3 weeks ago, my test came back normal!!!!!!!!!
he agreed, that it was fine..
so, persistance paid off for me..
he is a endo doc too, and i have to agree, that they seem more interested in diabetes than thyroid problems..
he is the only endo here and around this area..
if you need his phone no, i can give you that if you want..
iam on synthroid 100 now, and doing very well...
i dont know what he would prescribe for you???
hope ive helped??