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The doctor said...

Friday, April 30, 2010

I was not thrilled with my Dr. today.

One of the things I asked for was more test strips for my blood glucose monitor. I check my blood sugars 6--10 times a day sometimes and he thinks I should only check it 3. Excuse me??? I need an endocrinologist. My previous one, whom I liked very much, moved away. I am seeing my PCP now for my diabetes. Oh, the horrors!

At least I had my blood drawn for my thyroid. I am very interested in those results. I also asked him about appetite suppressants. He said no way, they are all basically caffeine. So, I am sitting here drinking coffee!

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  • QUEENFROG
    Cheryl thanks for reminding me about that! I read it before, but had totally forgotten!

    Mary Shomon has some truly useful information, but I don't trust some of what she says. I find some of her recent articles a little questionable. I bought her thyroid diet book and was very disappointed with it. The only thing I felt was any value from it was some interesting info on certain supplements that MAY be beneficial. There is nothing special about the diet at all.

    3835 days ago
  • CSOVERN
    Hi Nancy. Sorry you had a bad experience, although I have to say that I have had similar issues. I haven't switched doctors yet because I'm still trying to find one that is recommended. As far as the Armour, I too have heard about the problems with the reformulated Armour, but I was never on the prior one, so I wouldn't know the difference.

    I do read Mary Shomon's blog about thyroid and learned that one way to make the reformulated Armour more effective is to change the way the way that you take it. Some suggest putting the pill under your tongue and letting it dissolve OR crush it up and take either straight like that or with a little honey if you can't stand the taste. It is supposed to be more absorbing that way.


    3835 days ago
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