Oh, Endo Shemndo, When Will You Learn
Dear Medical Profession,
For 15 years you have been testing my blood, increasing my synthroid and ignoring my symptoms. How many of you have I seen? Let’s see… Three general practioners, one rheumatologist, one dermatologist, and two orthopedic surgeons. I feel like I should end that with “and a partridge in a pear tree” but I won’t.
And finally, after raising my dose of synthroid up to a whopping 250 mcg, it was a nurse practioner of all people who finally said “Gee, maybe you should see an endocrinologist”
This endo had me get an ultrasound of my thyroid gland and LO AND BEHOLD – Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
So I’m not crazy.
My joints do hurt and I am tired, not just lazy as you all believe. Oh, the migraines, thanks for letting me know they were also a side effect of this disease. And the sometimes debilitating depression, I’m not making that up. I’m not a whiner and I’m not a hypochondriac.
And thank you for making me feel stupid for complaining. “Really, I can’t find anything wrong with your foot, there’s no stress fracture”
BUT IT HURTS!
Who would have thought that an MRI would show that I have arthritis in my foot? See? NOT IN MY HEAD.
And to my new Endo, I don’t know if I like you yet. You look down at the chart the whole time I’m talking to you, and I leave your office feeling like a whiner all over again. Thanks for the support.
Now I’m done because my laptop is crying as I have been pounding the keys with a vengeance.
Kim (NOT the crazy, whiney hypchondriac)
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