Posted by PartlyCloudy on September 10, 2010, at 15:00:23
In reply to sad and frustrated, posted by Maxime on September 10, 2010, at 12:33:00
Maxine, I feel for you.
I take a bunch of meds for more than just psych conditions. In addition to my depression and anxiety, I'm taking hormone replacement therapy (hallelujah!), high blood pressure suppression, migraine preventative, and supplements that I've established over the years do me no harm, and probable good.
I became concerned a while ago that I was receiving treatment from all sorts of specialists - neurologist, allergist, GYN, pdoc, and therapist; and I didn't really know if all these treatments were working in concert or perhaps against each other.
For me, the eventual solution came in finding a family physician, not to prescribe these myriad pills and tablets, but to evaluate whether all my health and overall well being were being properly addressed with what I now refer to as my "bandaid" medical care. I see specialists for EVERYTHING. The doctor I chose listened to ALL of my concerns; ran an extensive set of blood work tests, and (since I'm feeling pretty good overall these days, amazingly), was able to reassure me that the cocktail that I take every day was not only not harming me, but that I'd been able to make good choices along the way to arrive at my present state of health.
Is it great? Nope. I live in fear every day that one or more of my psych meds is going to suddenly poop out on me and plunge me back into suicidal ideation. Or that my hormones will decide to take a romp through some troughs and mountains and leave me sweating or bearded or begging for release.
For me, it was important to find the doctor who was willing to take a look at the entire medicine cabinet, and have the conversation about whether all of my concerns were being properly met. I think the danger of seeing specialists for our care is that each one is concerned ONLY with their own realm of expertise.
Your endo doctor, for example, sounds like she/he wasn't listening, or dismissed the possibility that your symptoms could have been due to your thyroid condition.
Hang in there, and maybe try having your family doctor,if you have one, do a review of your overall care and condition.