I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism nine years ago at the age of 20. I have never felt well since. I have only been on synthroid and the dose has been increased regularly over the past nine years. In addition to suffering from the obvious hypothyroid symptoms (extreme hair loss, brain fog, fatigue, difficulty losing weight, brittle nails, etc), I've also been battling "unexplained" amenorrhea. It is very frustrating to me that I never seem to feel well and constantly battle these annoying health issues. Recently, I suggested to my endocrinologist that I might consider trying Thyrolar or a T3 supplement. The doctor simply responded... "you've been reading too much, I won't switch you... I'd rather try an increase in your dose of synthroid". I understand the doctor's position, but it is also very apparent that synthroid has not worked for me over the past nine years. I would think if synthroid was working for me they would have found an appropriate dose-level within nine years. I was wondering if anybody has any advice on how to approach/convince a doctor to try an alternative hypothyroid treatment... or any other treatments/therapies that I might try?
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