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irish

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Answer to the PM I got!!!
« on: April 01, 2014, 10:37:04 PM »
I got a PM fro a person on this board whom I will not name. I tried to answer but the darn thing won't send the answer.

The deal with my son is that he saw my immunologist of 7 years and was diagnosed within 10 minutes. Last fall he saw the P at this same clinic and she ordered blood work. There was also follow ups with several other specialists that had to be done. The Antithyroperoxidase came back at the 16,180 plus the anti microsmal(hope I got that right)  was positive or elevated.

Psychiatrist would not change antidepressant until the thyroid issue had been addressed so we quickly made appointment and got in to see the immunologist himself. At this immunologist office they question a person up and down and take darn good histories which really helps when it comes to diagnosing. Most places don't get enough information or learn to know the sequence of events in a persons life.Also, the docs at this cliic listen to and believe what a person says.

It really wasn't a huge surprise because of the symptoms and the blood work. I would have freaked out if they came up with any other diagnosis as this just fits to a T. Good luck and hope you can find out what you need to know. Irish

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Re: Answer to the PM I got!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 06:25:49 AM »

..they question a person up and down and take darn good histories which really helps when it comes to diagnosing. Most places don't get enough information or learn to know the sequence of events in a persons life.Also, the docs at this cliic listen to and believe what a person says.

It really wasn't a huge surprise because of the symptoms and the blood work. I would have freaked out if they came up with any other diagnosis as this just fits to a T. Good luck and hope you can find out what you need to know. Irish

I am so happy your son is getting help and with you, his strong, educated and experienced advocate.
Sharing this information, you are 'touching' and helping so many people .. there are many who read here and never post or register.. so many more than we think.
I never thought I would need to question and learn so much.. in my small way.

"Light bulb" went on a long time ago.
So with new Drs. on my printed outline. I do include this is who, what I was (accomplishments, activities) and this is who I am now, limitations.  Short and to the point.
Lets them know I now function at 25-40% of prior ability.
And as a female I wear NO makeup to appt. Want the Dr.to see my reality.

Hoping you and dear husband have a restive day.

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litliwlowa

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Re: Answer to the PM I got!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 07:16:55 AM »
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"Light bulb" went on a long time ago.
So with new Drs. on my printed outline. I do include this is who, what I was (accomplishments, activities) and this is who I am now, limitations.  Short and to the point.
Wow, I never though of that. For over a decade I had the same doctors so it wasn't necessary to do that, as they knew I was #1 a person and #2 witnessed first hand my progressive decline. But since I moved to another state, it's beyond challenging to even get many of them to look away from their computer to even SEE me. And I am highly dependent on eye contact and lip reading as a compensatory strategy for communication challenges secondary to TBI.

I will adapt accordingly. Thank you so much for that tip.

Amanda
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