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Also, PNA has a closed Facebook support group for pituitary patients. In Facebook search for "Pituitary Network Support Group" and once you are approved you can begin posting and your posts will only be seen by members of the group.
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Hi There, I am not a medical professional, but what I know about pituitary medicine is that it is very complex. Because of the complexities, I would suggest that you ask to be referred to an endocrinologist that specializes in pituitary disorders. Not all endocrinologists have the additional training in pituitary diseases, most treat the more common disorders such as diabetes. Here is a link to PNA's known pituitary specialists that you can search for one in your area:  https://pituitary.org/medical-resources/physicians  This will be your best chance at getting the correct answers to why your labs are abnormal. My additional 2 cents: write all the questions you have down so you are sure to have them all answered when you speak to your doctor. If the doctor says something that you don't understand or doesn't make sense, ask him/her to clarify the answer until you fully understand. If you disagree with the course of treatment, a second opinion never hurts. Stay strong and be patient as you go through this process.
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Hello,

Recent labs to investigate recent 15 lb weight gain show the following Thyroid results.  My PCP is on vacation and I'm having a hard time getting another doctor to call me back. Does this like possibly central hypothyroidism?   thank you!

T4 (THYROXINE), TOTAL 4.3         5.1 - 11.9            Low
TSH                                    1.8         0.40 - 4.50          Normal Low
T4, FREE                             0.9         0.8 - 1.8              Normal Low
T3, TOTAL                          93          76- 181              Normal Low 
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