Recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease (my immune system is attacking my thyroid gland). It causes a lot of the same symptoms as hypothyroidism, even though lab work suggests my thyroid is -- for now -- working OK. I am currently awaiting the results of an ultrasound that will show how damaged my thyroid has become.
In the meantime, I am thinking about jumping ship on my primary care doctor. The fact that she should've caught this much earlier is only one of the reasons.
I am looking for recommendations on either/or/both an endocrinologist and a new primary care doctor with a lot of experience with thyroid problems. Specifically, I'm looking for someone who is open-minded about treating me based not only on lab work but also based on how I am feeling. Not sure I want to wait to start synthetic thyroid medication until my thyroid is damaged beyond function -- which will happen inevitably.
So, if you have a thyroid disorder, who do you see for monitoring and medication, and are you satisfied with the care you're getting? Thank you for any suggestions!