For all the medicos in my family, here's the latest. Went to DR today - ostensibly for a cholesterol check. Yes, we all know that my most recent blood draw was meant to be a thyroid only screen (so I didn't fast) and the fact that they checked my cholesterol "by accident" and it came back at alarming rates was all a big mistake. But - - it's so hard to communicate with my DR that it's just as easy to make an appointment to see him than to try to reach him via phone. Anyway, the lab results said I needed to see the DR anyway before my veins clogged up anyway.
While at DR he noted that my TSH was kind of high, and he would prescribe raising my thyroid medication dose. Why he brings this up in the office – but didn’t mention it on the comments to my test results that were mailed to my home – I’ll never know. See, it pays to visit the Dude in person. Anyway, the TSH at last test was 3.89. He would like to see it from 0 to 2. So they are putting me on Levoxyl 88 mcg once a day (up from 50 mcg). He hopes that by getting my thyroid under control that my cholesterol level may drop as well.
To top it all off – there is new computer system in the DR’s office with a PC in each examining room. So I got to recite my entire medical history - - AGAIN. I should really write that down. I can never remember whether my grandparents had glaucoma, or bad hearts, etc. I do recall that my fraternal grandfather had rickets as a young boy - - why don't they ever ask about rickets?