Fitness-friendly docs in Tampa?

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  1. Elfling

    Elfling New Member

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    If anybody knows/has a good doc (particularly one who is good with hormones/endocrine stuff) let me know- lI'm in the market at the moment. :o
     
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    what exactly do you think you have problems with, thyroid?
     
  3. Elfling

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    Or some other combo of hormones and so on. It's been ridiculous lately- 1200ish calories a day hasn't budged my weight, I'm losing hair by the handful, yet current doctor just poo-poos me and doesn't want to even run any of the (covered by insurance) tests I've asked her for.
     
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    Are you exercising? Without exercise, your metabolism will slow to accomodate a reduced caloric intake.
     
  5. Elfling

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    Yes. And even metabolic slowdown from dieting is still not going to completely stop fat/weight loss. Plus I know how to space my refeeds/higher calorie days- technically it should all be working :o Hell, with all the running I do I should be able to *not* diet and still lose weight.
     
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    And I guess you're actually overfat and not trying for a six pack, and that there's no way your calorie counts are inaccurate?
     
  7. Elfling

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    :hsugh: You need to read more of my posts in this forum. I lift pretty heavy, I run 30+ miles a week, I compete in road races and yes- I know my nutrition and how to count my calories and arrange my macros.
     
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    hitmikey DRIVEN FROM WITHIN

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    I think u need an endocrinologist, no?

    Best of luck
     
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    I'm just wondering what your bodyfat percentage is. Its not neccessary to be offended at my interest.
     
  10. Elfling

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    And I'm sorry :kiss: not normally touchy :o I'm getting frustrated. I'm probably around 20%, and I've been stuck between 156-160 for far too long. There's other symptoms: hair loss, fatigue, yadda yadda yadda, but my current doctor (who is getting "fired") won't do but one thyroid test (TSH) and refuses to do the others and keeps telling me "Your labs are fine, there's nothing wrong".

    I don't look *bad* per se, but I'm at a higher BF% than I would like to be, and even several months after cleaning up my diet, learning to not binge, etc etc I'm still not losing weight at all.
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    Pics of you?
     
  12. Elfling

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    There's an ass pic in the old stickied thong thread..that's recent.
     
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    I got stuck at 240 for months, around 20% bodyfat. Thing was, my body composition was changing... I was just gaining as much lean mass as I was dumping pudge. They've done multiple thyroid tests... all have been 'low normal,' however :(
     
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    I've been lifting for so long I know I'm not putting on appreciable mass now. And with all the other stuff- specially hair loss, freaks me out- I just keep trying to find a doctor who treats the symptoms and doesn't just go by a "low normal" TSH test. Which is, incidentally, not that good an indicator of thyroid problems :wiggle:

    Do you still have the beard, btw? That was a great thread.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    You are quicker then I.. but have you tried to sit back at maint. for a week or two and start back over on the deficit?
     
  16. Elfling

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    Oh yeah. I went on my 3 week ultra low calorie bit after 3 months of just over maintenance.
     
  17. grampositivecocci

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    go see mikes doc, you'll walk out with gh, t3 and some amphetamines.
     
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    :rofl: That would rock.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Wish I could help you.. don't know a lot of dr's in the area. :(
     
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    Anyone read the warnings on combining T3 and Amphetamines? Worst one I've ever read. "This will kill you."

    But yeah, sounds like you do in fact need a doctor. Medsmex is out of cytomel at the moment, but I always had great success with their T3, when I needed it.
     
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