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hyperthyroidism misdiagnosed

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 14, 2006
  • 07:12 PM

I went to my Doctor about 2 years ago with tremors and rapid weight loss. I asked him regularly why i was loosing weight so easy when I could never do it before, his reply was maybe your metabolism is finally kicking in. i believed him because he was my doctor. About 6 months later I went in to see him again because my hands wouldn't stop shaking. He asked what was going on in my life and i told him. he put me on Zoloft for depression. He never took a blood test he just assumed it was depression. I went to a new doctor when I moved because my eyes were bulging he grabbed my throat and ordered a blood test. My thyroid levels were way high. He my thyroid is 5 times the size it needs to be and he suggests removal. My question is Could this have been more controlable had the doctor taken a blood test in the first place instead of just thinking mental first? I have been on beta blockers, and all kinds of medications from this and nothing is working. They've even doubled my doses to get my levels down and still nothing. My heart palputations and blood pressure and tremors are really driving me insane. It's like i've lost complete control of my body. Please help me.
Tammy Hale
Camano Island, Wa.

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  • Sober: You need to see an endocrinologist soon. You have classic thyroid symptoms, and could have other adrenal related issues. You could put yourself at risk by delaying treatment. As far as the first Doc it does seem he missed (very classic) signs and symptoms which he could have determined with a simple blood test. The question is did you suffer harm? An attorney should be able to give you an answer whether you can pursue that.
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  • Thank you so much for replying. I was finally able to get into an endocrinoligist yesterday and he is sending me for radioactive iodine treatment on Monday. I think I have suffered alot of harm as far as permanent how would i find that out? I don't know if my eyes will ever take their normal shape again and are bulging pretty big. I have had 2 mini strokes and one night had lost use of my legs while i was getting up to go to the bathroom my legs came right out from under me twice. The weird thing is that it didn't hurt when i fell. It was like i was paralized because i had no feeling in my legs at all. Very scary experiences. I am just so frusterated that I'm going through all of this when a simple blood test could've determined this condition. What would you do in my situation/ Does anyone else have any advice either? Thanks. Sincerely, Tammy Hale
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  • Tammy: An attorney could help you decide whether you have a legal case. It may be difficult to prove damages. The original medical records would indicate whether the standard of care was followed. I would have those reviewed to see what has transpired as far as your care, medical diagnosis, etc. If you need help or further info on the medical care, treatment, etc. feel free to email: scott@medlawresources.com
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