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Sand

Reged: 12/13/04
Posts: 4483
Loc: West Orange, NJ (IBS-D)
Thyroid thread
03/27/05 09:59 AM

Check out this thread for more info on thyroid problems.

Your GI guy is not the right doc for thyroid. At a minimum, you need a GP or Family Practice physician who can do the whole series of tests. At best, you need an endocrinologist. My endocrinologist does: TSH, T3, T4, and T3 Uptake regularly and did a whole slew of other tests when we were still in the diagnostic stage. Take a look at one of the books mentioned in the thread I referenced above.

Your GI guy is also not your best line of defense on ovarian cancer. Here I'm not too knowledgeable, but my understanding is that if your gyno did an exam, that's your best test. If you're unsure, call your gyno's office, tell him you've been tentatively diagnosed with IBS and that you know you must rule out ovarian cancer, and ask him if the exam(s) he has done are sufficient to do that. If you're young and if you have been suffering from IBS symptoms for a while (rather than having a sudden onset), he'll probably think you're a worrywart, but do it anyhow for your own peace of mind.

I already gave you my thoughts on finding a new doctor - I'm sorry none of them panned out for you. I'm lucky to have a very good Family Practitioner and Endocrinologist, and I have high hopes for the GI guy I saw last month - it's still too soon to be sure about him. He's one of the GIs who can prescribe Lotronex and it occurred to me that looking for GIs who can do that might be a way to find a good one, but I haven't been able to find a list of them on the Web. Maybe somebody else can.

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* My Reservations About The Diet (please comment!) badlydrawnboy 03/21/05 09:38 AM
. * Re: My Reservations About The Diet (please comment!) Kandee 03/27/05 10:54 AM
. * Re: My Reservations About The Diet (please comment!) Alisa 03/25/05 12:45 PM
. * Alisa, you've got a lot on your plate! Augie 03/27/05 02:42 PM
. * Re: Alisa, you've got a lot on your plate! Alisa 03/28/05 09:30 AM
. * I eat baked squash every day! Augie 03/25/05 08:47 PM
. * Re: I eat baked squash every day! Alisa 03/27/05 12:41 PM
. * Re: I eat baked squash every day! Augie 03/27/05 02:48 PM
. * Re: I eat baked squash every day! Alisa 03/28/05 09:32 AM
. * better you than me yuck! Little Minnie 03/26/05 04:56 PM
. * LOL-yes, like a bad hair cowlick! Augie 03/27/05 08:29 AM
. * Re: LOL-yes, like a bad hair cowlick! Little Minnie 03/27/05 05:11 PM
. * What's wrong with squash? Linz 03/26/05 08:12 AM
. * I am scared of food Augie 03/27/05 08:34 AM
. * Re: I am scared of food melissam 03/28/05 04:23 AM
. * This sounds very sensible! Linz 03/28/05 04:33 AM
. * Hey, another fibromite! Linz 03/25/05 12:50 PM
. * Re: Hey, another fibromite! badlydrawnboy 03/25/05 01:51 PM
. * Re: My Reservations About The Diet (please comment!) Dia 03/21/05 01:00 PM
. * Re: My Reservations About The Diet (please comment!) Sand 03/21/05 12:48 PM
. * Re: My Reservations About The Diet (please comment!) Little Minnie 03/21/05 11:27 AM
. * Re: My Reservations About The Diet (please comment!) atomic rose 03/21/05 11:20 AM
. * Some great answers here! Linz 03/21/05 01:25 PM
. * question about sugar?? little bear 03/25/05 02:52 PM
. * Re: question about sugar?? badlydrawnboy 03/26/05 08:11 AM
. * Re: question about sugar?? Alisa 03/27/05 12:46 PM
. * Re: question about sugar?? daliatree 03/27/05 11:40 AM
. * Re: question about sugar?? Sand 03/26/05 09:06 AM
. * Re: question about sugar?? badlydrawnboy 03/26/05 11:36 AM
. * Re: question about sugar?? Sand 03/26/05 01:36 PM
. * I kind of agree... Linz 03/26/05 12:17 PM
. * Re: I kind of agree... badlydrawnboy 03/26/05 02:47 PM
. * Re: I kind of agree... daliatree 03/27/05 11:53 AM
. * Book, Bland Sand 03/27/05 11:22 AM
. * Have you considered... Linz 03/27/05 08:15 AM
. * thyroid problems Augie 03/27/05 08:24 AM
. * Re: thyroid problems Linz 03/27/05 08:36 AM
. * Thanks, Dr. Linz Augie 03/27/05 08:48 AM
. * Thyroid thread Sand 03/27/05 09:59 AM
. * Thanks for the link! Augie 03/27/05 11:58 AM
. * Re: Thanks for the link! Sand 03/27/05 12:15 PM
. * Thanks Augie 03/27/05 12:30 PM
. * Re: Thanks Sand 03/27/05 02:15 PM
. * Sugar post Linz 03/26/05 08:18 AM
. * Exactly Little Minnie 03/26/05 04:52 PM
. * Re: question about sugar?? Little Minnie 03/25/05 07:10 PM
. * thanks! little bear 03/25/05 07:56 PM
. * As I said... Linz 03/26/05 08:10 AM
. * Re: Some great answers here! badlydrawnboy 03/21/05 02:17 PM
. * an idea, you don't have to agree Little Minnie 03/21/05 05:08 PM
. * Re: an idea, you don't have to agree badlydrawnboy 03/21/05 05:21 PM
. * Re: an idea, you don't have to agree Little Minnie 03/21/05 06:11 PM
. * Even I have to eat IF... Linz 03/25/05 12:48 PM

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