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Doctor Visit
Posted by MickiSue
Posted Wed, Oct-14-15
Female 5' 5"
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 189/148.6/145
Progress: 92%
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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I had a follow up visit yesterday with my endocrinologist, after having a 6 month trial on a higher level of Armour Thyroid.

We're going back to my old dose of 90 mg; my TSH had dropped quite a bit, to below the reference range. But what was so interesting to me is that I'm becoming, apparently, an anomaly in medicine.

I'm 64. I first weighed nearly 190 when I went to see him, yesterday, fully clothed and having eaten BREAKfast, I was at 166. That's unusual. Endocrinologist usually see their patients gain and then gain some more.

But, even more, I take only thyroid replacement. He was surprised when he saw that that was my only med.

I can't imagine having to take a pill for this and a pill for that, and two pills for the other thing; but so many people do. And, as they get older, the number of pills increases.

Funny to think that merely NOT taking pills is a victory. But, in this world, with the terrible results of the SAD, it really is. And I'll take my victories where I can find them!
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by Nancy LC on Wed, Oct-14-15, 08:36

Congrats! That is just awesome. Yes, I agree with you that we're so over medicalized. You need medicines to correct the symptoms caused by medicines.

We live in a nutty world.

Congrats again!
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