Maybe don't look at an endo then. Many are out there that know the right tools on this disease without having that ENDO word stamped on there practice.
Thanks again. As always you and everyone here have help me stay positive. It is so frustrating to not be able to be the best I can be for my family, friends,myself and the people I take care of. Thanks again
You can start by asking friends, co-workers, your new reumatologist, and your pharmacist.
I had an endo that was a real moron. Ditched him as soon as possible. In my search, I found several diabetics and hypos who use the same MD. My new MD is HYPO too! On my first visit he asked if I understood conversion. He gave me a standing order with the lab to get TSH, FT4, & FT3 anytime I feel like it!
This one is a keeper!
You may find many people you know who are hypo. It is very common. All you have to do is ask them.
Your Ft3 and FT4 are too low to relieve your symptoms, and symptoms should be all important, not just getting TSH to some level that the Endo thinks is okay. Longer term you are going to have to find a good thyroid doctor that will treat your symptoms by adjusting FT3 and FT4 levels with whatever medication is required to alleviate symptoms, with being constrained by TSH. I gather that you have the same opinion, so that's good.
Short term, I would let this doctor continue to adjust your medication toward his goal of TSH at the level of 2. No harm in that, plus it should help your symptoms. While this is going on you will have time to find that good thyroid doctor you need, that will treat your symptoms. By the way that doesn't have to be an Endo, just a good thyroid doctor. One way might be to post a new message soliciting Private Messages from any members with a recommendations for a good thyroid doctor in your area. If that doesn't work, we have other ways also.
I feel ya on the lifting weight part. Im at a TSH of 2.0 and i still cant loose the fat i put on while going hypo. But the worst part is the joint pain and the slow gains.