Okay So I live in Asheboro have a great gp I am VERY happy with. I had both of my children with the same ob/gyn practice in Greensboro (30 miles away). I stayed with them thru 3 moves and 15 years. My Gp I have been with for 8 years and really love her. So in spring I had a strange episode of very itvchy hives. Gp couldn't figure out so sent me too the dermatoligist . They handled it all was well. Well 2 months ago I started having "issues" so made appt with the ob/gyn right after kids started back to school. I ~thought~ they were just the beggining of menopause. My hair got a lot drier,my skin changed, I grew tired more easily , and suddenly could NOT handle the heat like I used too. DH was FREAKED and said NO your too young. So I see gyn and tell her my list, knowing they will pull blood and she says NO I don;t think menopause I think THYROID! Well You could have knocked me over!! So She does blood work, exam, and ultrasound.Everything looks fine, she says. Your thyroid is ~a little low~ but not enough to worry. I can solve your"issues" by giving you a birth control pill. I was pretty mad as I had my tubes tied after last child. I was NOT impressed with b/c pills and told her so and reminded her of my past issues! So she said she could send me to an endocrinoligist and see if THEY could help with the back up being going back to her and going on b/c pills. VERY annoyed that she wanted to "solve my symptoms" by giving me a pill and not find my problem. Anyway So I have a choice of seeing an endocrinoligist here in town or by the ob/gyn. I am undecided, they are waiting for my decision, to make the appt for me since I need a refferal. I am also kinda torn and thinking maybe I should just go back to GP as SHE is a great diagnostician. I don't know anyone who goes to an endocrinoligist to find a good vs/bad. I google and get a some but HOW does one tell the better ones?? I don't know how to rate them. I do kinda feel like I would get a better one in the city, But in the end they would probablly be working with my reg gp a bit too wouldn't they? If you've read this far I thank you. I am MAD about the whole situation at the ob/gyn. Was NOT impressed with thir solution. Just so you know the issue would not be diabetes because my blood sugar is normal and I am 5 ft and 135lbs. I run between 15-25 miles week depending on what I have going on. Can anyone give me some advice??