Don't get me started. I'm now my own doctor. I was tested at 10 for hypothyroidism and I've only been on thyroid since '14. I'm almost 35 and survived 2 childbirths that nearly killed them and me and ovarian cancer. All because at 10 I was considered euthyroid. I know I was lucky to have kids to start with. Worse, both of my siblings suffer infertility and miscarriages. One is on thyroid and is doing awesome, the other is not and puts faith in doctors. If I put my faith in doctors I would have been dead long ago. Example, episodes of severe pain land me in the er in '12. Nurse said I need to go to er and get a ct. They laughed me out of the room with a script of vicodin which I did not fill because I wanted to know what the pain was and not mask it. A week later, different er. Got the ct. Huge ovarian tumor. Removed 2 days later. Grade 1 rare cancer. If it had ruptured between er visits, I'd be dead. I refused to pay my er bill. They were lucky I'm too nice. If you believe you need thyroid, fight as if your life depends on it because it does! My mom has been on armour since she was 15 (to regulate her cycles). She's in her 60s and has always been healthier than me. They didn't do bloodwork. Doc immediately put her on 1 grain (60mg). Cycles have been perfect since. She had 3 kids and I pray she is always healthy!