Whether you are just getting diagnosed as Hypothyroid and want to try a natural desiccated thyroid medicine like Naturthroid, or you’ve been diagnosed and want to switch from a T4-Only medicine like Synthroid or Levoxyl there are ways to talk with your doctor. Start with then end in mind; the goal is getting to “Yes”.
I have found the easiest way in getting to yes is to approach everything like an experiment. This takes the pressure off everyone, and gives me a chance to learn with the guidance of my doctor. Here is what say:
Hi Doc, Let’s try this experiment and see what happens! If we feel it doesn’t work I am totally open to trying something else.
Finding the right treatment has been a journey for me. I needed to be able to test and try new things. So this approach created an open dialogue with my doctor which allowed us both to learn. Success!
Please note: any experiment is at my or your own risk. So be careful, educated and ultimately follow the advice of a doctor you trust.
JNFlyer - February 7, 2013
Hello Brater (Previous commenter),I am also in Tallahassee, FL and I'm looking for a good doctor also. My MD lost his mind when I mentioned Dessicated Thyroid medicine. He said its not the standard of care, and he acted like he didn't even know where someone would get it from. He also said he knows of no one taking it. I would be very interested in hearing from you and seeing if you found a doctor in our area that will help???
Lizzy - February 8, 2013
Hi Brater and JN, I am sorry sometimes I am slow to reply here. I know some doctors (many doctors) have their way of treating and aren't interested in trying anything different. If you like my Facebook page you can see the Good Doctor list. Maybe there is someone close enough near you who also takes insurance.Call them ahead an interview the office first. If it were me, I would drive several hours if it meant finding a doctor who was open-minded. After the first visit some doctors are willing to do follow-up visits over the phone. My doctor, Charles Brummer will do that for people out of the area. This is your life, you deserve to live happy, feel good and have energy. xoxoxox!!!