Doctors very commonly refuse to fully explore thyroid status, even if you have clear-cut symptoms of thyroid dysfunction/hypothyroidism such as inappropriately cold hands and feet, fatigue, and unexplained weight gain. They declare, for instance, that your TSH of 3.8 MIU/L is just fine, even though you know that this level of hypothyroidism is sufficient to block weight loss and add substantially to cardiovascular risk.
Or, also commonly, your doctor has prescribed levothyroxine and refuses to assess your free T3 and reverse T3 status to explore other facets of hypothyroidism.
Doctors are trapped in an old thyroid paradigm largely dictated by the drug industry and refuse to embrace new ideas in thyroid health. But that does not have to stop YOU from doing it yourself.
This video explains how to start this journey on your own and DIY Thyroid: how to identify hypothyroidism, how to obtain the lab tests yourself without the doctor.
These are the sorts of conversations I provide in my new book, Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor