I was scheduled to see my endo on 2/5 and had blood drawn on 1/23 in anticipation of the visit. The endo's office called on Saturday, 2/2 (I was out of town) and left me a message to call on Monday, 2/4, to re-schedule the 2/5 visit. The earliest appointment I could get was for 3/21. My past 2 blood works showed elevated TSH levels. I've been on thyroid meds (levothyroxine) since the mid-1980's. In November my TSH was elevated for the first time in years at 5.43 and on January 23, it was 9.31. The high end of normal is around 4.5. I confirmed that the endo did receive the 1/23 blood work results and asked the office aid whether I should refill my current dosage of thyroid meds or whether the dosage needed adjusting. (The TSH results, IMHO, indicate a change is in order.) She advised that the doctor reviewed the latest results and, if I received no call to change, that I should wait (6 weeks) until I see him and discuss it with him at that time. Needless to say, this makes me uneasy. Am I fretting unnecessarily or am I right to be concerned? It may be time to, once again, look for another endo! (Unfortunately, I live in a rural county of Florida where I might have to travel over an hour to get to a board-certified endocrinologist. It's a lovely area but not so great when it comes to access to good/competent medical care.) I needed to vent and would welcome any comments about this situation.
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