Yes Subliime there is something natural you can do to feel better! You can switch from synthroid to Armour, which is natural and does a MUCH better job than synthroid. You can go to www.stopthethyroidmadness.com
and/or go to yahoogroups and look for the group natural thyroid hormones and there you can learn a LOT more.
Now, an update on what's going on with me - still searching for a good doctor but I think I've got one that will do for now! I went back to my old gynecologist (the one who did a laproscopic surgery and didn't do the thyroid and hormone tests first like I asked, but said he did and they turned out fine). I'm thinking maybe he was a little humbled since we caught him in that and also since it turns out I AM hypothyroid and imbalanced hormones just like I told him lol. Plus I just really liked him all along, I think he just dropped the ball on those tests but overall he's a pretty decent doctor and WAY better than any of the others I've been to. At least he really listens and is very caring and doesn't talk down at all or get upset when you ask a bazillion questions.
So, he shocked me completely by agreeing to do all the tests I asked for! He gave me a lab slip for Free T3, thyroid antibodies and B-12 (goofball didn't even order TSH or T4, which is fantastic as far as I'm concerned because then he won't have the opportunity to have a fit if he doesn't know about Armour suppressing TSH lol) I forgot to ask for ferritin, but I will next time. And since we've been having trouble conceiving he even volunteered to give my husband a lab test for a sperm count!
And he said the thing about progesterone is that once you're on it, you have to STAY on it if you get pregnant (I thought he was trying to say I had to go off it and I got all defensive at first lol, but turns out he did know what he was talking about and I agreed with him!) So that makes me think he'll be pretty likely to refill my progesterone cream which is the thing I needed most since I can get Thyroid-S without his help.
He said that saliva tests are sorta debatable, there was a big buzz about them a few years ago but traditional doctors didn't really stick with them. He acknowledged though that blood tests only take a snapshot and do not necessarily show the whole picture. I was talking about so many things that I forgot to get more detail on that. He did say since I'm already on progesterone it won't really help to get tested again since the results will be skewed. I need to do more research and find out if there's a way around that, since I'd really like to know if I need a larger or smaller dosage.
I told him I was on 5 grains of Armour and he said "oh, natural"...not like it was good or bad, just commenting. My husband headed him off by saying "Yes she tried synthetic and had a horrible reaction"..I went on and said "Yeah, being suicidal is no fun!....and neither is having your hair fall out in handfuls!"
So I don't know if he'd actually give a prescription for Armour or the correct lab tests to anyone else (could be worth a try I suppose) but I'm sure thrilled he's doing what I need him to for me right now!