A new immunologist on the team.

25 02 2013

Today I had my appointment with a local immunologist, Dr. Gutierrez.  She’s just an ordinary immunologist, not an RI, and she was my pick from the lengthy insurance list because she’s also affiliated with National Jewish Health, one of the labs which runs my immune panels.

I liked her a lot.  She was open minded, motivated, and curious.  I felt comfortable with her and after some long discussions about my test results from Dr B, I told her I was interested in seeing if I had any diagnosable condition which would justify a prescription for IVIg.  She seemed interested and positive, so I hope this is a step in the right direction.

Thursday I have an appointment with a hematologist.  And next month, with an endocrinologist… I’m not ignoring these hypothyroid symptoms any more.

Closing thought:

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

Arthur Schopenhauer
German philosopher (1788 – 1860) 



2 responses

3 03 2013

hey I love that quote. You have hypothyroidism symptoms? Same… I was diagnosed with it about 18 months ago and have been on thyroxin which has brought my levels back up to normal… technically… I still get bitingly cold for no reason and have very low blood pressure, both symptoms that ‘should’ be fixed by the daily tablet but aren’t…

10 03 2013

You ought check out “Stop the Thyroid Madness.” If you’re on thyroid therapy and still feeling symptoms, you might need this different type of thyroid med, I forget already what it’s called. But the website is http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com and they’re not profiting from it, it was made by a misdiagnosed hypo lady. Anyway… sending you a hug 🙂

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