Fighting for one step forward, going ten steps back.

It’s been one of those months thats so complicated that I don’t know how to process it.  I might have to make a couple posts.  I don’t know.

So many topics that I want to cover, and not enough time, and not even enough processing.

I finally got put on thyroid meds, did I say that already?  I had blood work done and while my numbers were in range, I argued that, using a website recommended to me in the IF group.  Just because thyroid numbers were in range, didn’t mean they were in optimal range.  So my NaPro prescribed me NatureThroid.  I also told him I thought my symptoms indicated I needed more progesterone so he agreed to raise my dosage.
After a week on NatureThroid, I wondered why the heck I hadn’t found that website sooner.
I have energy.  For some reason, I don’t know if it’s thyroid related or an essential oil that I started using as well, I had better quality mucous that I have had in a long time.  After two weeks, my hands weren’t as cold as they were.  Three weeks after it, my hair isn’t coming out in clumps.  So I was amazed that things were looking up, but my period still started, so I called my NaPro back.

The NaPro has told me that i could suggest blood work to him and he would be happy to do them, so I requested more blood work.  The results were inconclusive to him, apparently, and even though all the levels were low, he doesn’t want to treat them.  He did say maybe do more blood work post peak, but he wanted me off progesterone to do the bloodwork.  Having previously missed progesterone on accident, I remember how horrible I felt without progesterone supplementation.  So I’m not sure that’s a good move.  For my body, and for my sanity.
While I was trying to get him to think outside the box, come on, surely there is SOMETHING you haven’t tested, surely there is SOMETHING you can do to improve my odds.

He basically told me “I’ve been on the phone with you for 17 minutes, we need to talk about you compensating me for my time.”

Seriously?  You told me you wanted an open dialogue and suggestions and now, not only are you refusing to help me medicate to balance my hormones, but you want me to pay you for all this time telling me that you don’t want to do anything?

I basically told him that I didn’t have a problem compensating him if he was actually being pro-active.  I was the one that suggested just about everything that was done, I had to push to get ultrasounds, I had to argue for meds, and pester for blood work.  At which point he suggested maybe we should terminate our professional relationship.


So, I’m not sure what to do now.  Continue with a doctor who clearly doesn’t have the WANT to help me?  Go with another NaPro doctor who was already given a poor recommendation?  Consult PPVI, and take more recommendations to the NaPro who already doesn’t want to help me?  Check with a mainstream doctor who may or may not be compatible with my Catholic faith?  Give up?

I settled on the obvious and cried for a while.  Angry.

So here we sit, spinning our wheels.



2 thoughts on “Fighting for one step forward, going ten steps back.

  1. connieann

    Oh my. I am so sorry this is happening. I’ll be praying for you. You definitely need a new doctor if this one is going to act like that. I hope you find someone caring and proactive who is compatible with your faith and interested in getting to the bottom of things. There’s nothing worse than a doctor who doesn’t get it or care to get it. Hugs.



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