I am looking for a size-friendly endocrinologist in the Detroit/Ann Arbor/Toledo area. I have a wonderful GP, but she just won’t accept that my normal thyroid test results don’t rule out hypothyroidism. I am hoping to find someone I don’t have to convince, because I’ve already wasted enough time trying that, and I’m miserable. Every day I spend in pain is a day I’m not accomplishing something else.
The size-friendly aspect is a little complicated: I have long ago accepted that I am a fat person for life – I just don’t feel healthy being THIS fat, and continually gaining. How can I find a doctor who won’t focus on my weight as the root cause of my problem, and yet understand that it is a symptom of the problem, and itself causes some other problems? I just can’t see someone who thinks that the cure for hypothyroidism is losing weight – because, obviously, if it were that simple, I would have done that already. I’m looking for someone experienced with Armour Thyroid. Someone who didn’t have a 6-month wait for an appointment would be best.