Do I request endocrine?
I was recently diagnosed by my regular doctor. I went in for regular check up and because she did tons of studies about endocrine she had a hunch and ran tests(I didn’t know at the tume, just thought it was regular tests). Sure enough came back with Hashimotos. She immediately put me nature thyroid. I don’t mind taking the medication especially since my thyroid has started growing in size despite my TSH and T4 levels still moderately in normal range, I understand it’s more of preventative than anything. My vitamin D was down and my LDL was elevated. First time for both of those. So I’m a little worried. I appreciate her 100% for finding out what is causing the problems. My question is do I continue to follow her for care on this or do I request endocrine? I had to request an ultrasound on my own she did not think about doing one despite the thyroid growth, so that has me worried. I understand she did studies but she by no means is a specialist either. I just want the best route. I am afraid after hearing stories that if I go to endocrine they will take me off my medications. Just want the best route. Tired of feeling the way I feel for my age, which with reading I’m not sure will ever get better. Thank you!