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Bray I have been reading up on ur research I too have a body

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Hi Dr Bray
I have been reading up on ur research
I too have a body temp of 96.5 fibro chronic fatigue, exhausted all the time 30 lb weight gain brain fog depression ( from all this). I keep getting sick
I had mono in the beginning of the year, viral infection, staph infection, reconstructive spinal surgery with full blood transfusion, hair loss muscle ach and joint pain
My blood work is normal but my thyroid anti body is off the chart
Everyone in my family has auto immune diseases including ms diabetes graves pernicious anemia
I'm at the end of my rope
I have no life because I'm exhausted and can't make decisions
I know it's my thyroid
But I don't see a dr prescribing sinthroid if my blood work
I live on Long Island
I'm ready to jump off a bridge
Please help me
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 7 months ago.

Hi. My name is***** and I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.

Question and answer is just one of the services I offer. I can also provide you with premium services, such as live telephone or skype consultation, at a small additional cost. Let me know if you are interested.

It sounds like you have spent quite some time trying to get to the bottom of what is going on. I am sure that your previous doctors have thought of, and ruled out, all of the common and easily treatable conditions that could be causing your issues. Would you say this is a correct statement?

Well I think it might be time for you to take a very difficult, and bold, step to see if you can get some relief.

At this point I think the best thing for you to do would be to gather up copies of all your medical records and travel to a large University Teaching hospital. At an institution like that you could be evaluated and treated by a team of sub-specialists who are at the cutting edge of their respective fields. The best thing about these large teaching hospitals is that consultations are available with Professors and leaders in their field by just walking a few steps down the hall.

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is an excellent example of just such a place as this. That being said there are many excellent teaching hospitals all across the country and I am sure that there is one near you.

I know that it is going to take significant effort on your part, but I believe that going to one of the "Medical Mecca's" is your best chance to – finally -- get to the bottom of what is going on.

Does this make sense to you?

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Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick MD FACS

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 7 months ago.

But it is your best chance to get to the bottom of what is going on.....

I realize that this was not the answer you were hoping to hear but it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information.

Surely, you prefer that I tell the truth rather than what you wish to hear. Because it reflects very poorly on me unless you press one of the top three feedback choices, keep this in mind when rating my answer and please do not punish me for being honest. I understand that this may not be easy to hear, and I empathize.

Even though my answer was not quite what you were hoping for, please understand that my priority was to provide you with the most honest information. With that in consideration, I hope that you found my answer useful. Please click the excellent feedback button so that I can receive credit for my efforts.

Dr. Rick MD FACS

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