I've been looking at hormone therapies for my low testosterone and high TSH / possible hypothyroidism, and I've already enrolled myself in a lowtestoserone.com program which is $199 a month. The thing is, it seems to focus only on TRT, and I do want to get my high TSH levels addressed, too.
However, my primary care physician won't consider doing anything about my high TSH or thyroid. Although he admitted that my TSH is higher than it should be, he just says that my thyroid hormones are dictated by what I eat and that he would not "overreact" by rx'ing thyroid hormone replacement.
So now I'm looking into an anti-aging clinic or a functional medicine doctor to get my thyroid addressed. However, they do not take insurance. So, the cost is starting to get out of control here.
Co-pays: $15 per doc visit, and $15 per Rx at pharmacy
Vits & Supps: $20-50/mo
I'm already about to spend up to $250 a month on my health, and that doesn't even begin to include insurance. If I am to add visits to a functional medicine doctor to address my high TSH levels, that's more co-pays, more medications, more labs, more outlays to a health provider who does not accept insurance.
It's already starting to become an issue with my finances. What should I do? Is there ANY reasonably priced natural supplement that can bring my TSH down at least 1 full point, from >3 to less than 2??
Trying to convince my primary care doctor is out of the question, I tried that already. Switching doctors is also not a great option, because I'm tired of playing doctor roulette just trying to get someone to listen to me (I'm on my 7th doctor in the last 3 years).
Sorry for the rant, but I'm at a crossroads and I need to do something, because my health and QOL is at stake.