I live in NYC and have a hard time finding a good Endo. About three months ago I stopped taking nature thyroid totally because of terrible side effects.
I had a 6 week break before starting synthyroid 100mg which was my dose 3 years ago. I finally got into see an Endo who said he would have to wait 6 weeks to test my labs to see how it was working. He didn't even look me in the face the entire visit and then practically yelled at me when I said I wanted my free t3 and t4 tested as well as b-12. He said YOUR LEVELS WILL BE NORMAL AND I'LL CALL YOUR PRIMARY CARE MYSELF AND TELL THEM YOUR WEIGHT GAIN AND TIREDNESS ARE NOT FROM YOUR THYROID"
This is BEFORE HE EVEN TESTED MY NEW LAB LEVELS!!!!!
This guy was such a dismissive jerk that I could not even believe it. I had labs today finally and had to force him to test my t4 free and he was like -there is no need for that. This guy was so so beyond rude. The bad part is even if my TSH or free t3 and t4 come back at the high end of "In range" he will say it's fine and to stay on 100mg. He even refused to do a thyroid ultrasound.
I want another form of t3 as well but something better regulated than armour which does not work/absorb for me due to my adrenal failure.
I want to cry and it could be months before I can get into a new Dr who might just be just like this loser.... i'm in entertainment and cannot keep gaining weight because my income is based on my body.