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By June 27, 2008 - 10:09am
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Who's your doctor? Google says you're in Phoenix, as I am. The doctors I see here dismiss my previously diagnosed hypopituitarism, symptoms notwithstanding. I need a doctor, pronto.

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June 27, 2008 - 7:24pm

I was diagnosed with thyroid problems right after college. Seven years later, I was diagnosed with panhypopituitarism by an internationally recognized diagnostician. He treated me, and I did well. But then I moved, and every doctor since says I don't have pituitary problems--I think because they don't know what to do about them if I have them.

So I've been reading books, studying nutritional supplements, etc. for years to keep myself going. Now I'm taking quantum bio-feedback to bring/keep my endocrine system in balance in the hopes it can heal itself.

Your comment about breast size really caught my attention. A few years back I went from a B cup to a D cup for no explicable reason.

At the same time, my TSH died. Doctors have been trying to cut my Armour thyroid dose ever since--regardless of my continuing symptoms. It's all the blood test, don't you know.

I'm following the DrLam.com program for an underactive adrenal gland. The doctor I went to (a good guy who no longer practices, for reasons unknown)ordered a saliva adrenal test, and my adrenals were pretty much shot, too. Following the program--and doing more research on my own--has brought them back somewhat. New doctor won't order the test, so I don't know where I stand now.

You'd never know any of this if you met me. I look like a bundle of energy because I simply won't go down. Maybe I don't know how to give up.

June 27, 2008 - 1:35pm
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Thanks for coming to EmpowHer hypogal.

I went to Dr. Elizabeth Vliet who works out of Tucson. You can find out more about her by clicking here ...


I also went Dr. Theo Friedman. You can find out more about Dr. Friendman by watching the videos and links below.

Dr. Friedman What Books Would You Recommend Women Who Might Have Thyroid Disease or Hypothyroidism?<?A>

HEAR THIS: Dr. Theodore C. Friedman Introduction

Dr. Theodore Friedman Explains If A Women Should Have Her Thyroid Checked Every Year

And hypogal, how do know you have a thyroid issue? Were you diagnosed?

June 27, 2008 - 12:54pm

I was responding to Michelle's comment about her doctor picking up on the pituitary possibility. I don't know if she realizes what an astonishing scenario that is.

I live in the NW valley, but for a good doctor, I'll drive anywhere. My insurance doesn't cover NDs

June 27, 2008 - 12:41pm

Hi hypogal, What part of the Valley do you live in? We will try to have an answer for you in the next day or two.

June 27, 2008 - 11:53am
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