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Reged: 12/13/04
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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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