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Posted in: Hypothyroidism.

Doctor has refused to check my TSH, what do I do??

From: mlt2014 - 3 years 12 weeks ago

Hi there - I am new to this forum and I'm in a bit of a situation. I have hypothyroidism and I have been taking my Synthroid, correctly, for a year. My GP has orders for me to have my TSH checked every six months. My last check was in August, and it was normal. For the last month I have been feeling exactly the same as I felt before I began taking my Synthroid - extremely fatigued, no appetite, cold, skin is dry, and I've stopped having periods (no I am not pregnant - this was a thyroid-related issue before). I saw my GP on Friday to address the issue, and she said that my thyroid can't be abnormal because it hasn't been six months (???). She ordered tests for my reproductive hormones in regards to the lack of periods and I had my bloodwork that day. I called to get my results on Monday - she is on vacation until January 5th!!!

I know my body, and I can say quite confidently that my hypothyroidism is the cause of my symptoms. Would I be wasting my time to go to the ER or an after-hours clinic for a second opinion? Thanks for your help!

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