Hi Colleen! My endo didn’t do blood tests for several months after the RAI, but I had monthly appointments, and he ordered a blood test as soon as hypo signs started to appear. Re-checks were scheduled monthly, but even that is too long to go between visits when rapid changes are occuring. Several times I have insisted on being seen sooner (thanks to the good advice of Jake and Rachel), and that has resulted in getting replacement doses started/adjusted faster. I am outraged to think your health providers would potentially let you suffer with hypo symptoms for three months! When you feel like that, waiting even one DAY for an appointment is too long! I don’t know what rights people have in a HMO, but I hope you will use every tool at your disposal to be seen when you NEED to be seen, and not by the schedule of the HMO!
Reply To: endocrinologists – blood tests? Who often?Anonymous1996-12-02T14:18:48-08:00