Yeah, I hear you. When I first started thyroid med my onco set it up. Told me nothing about food, walnuts, calcium, or iron and how it can alter or diminish potency. Nope. So, I did reading and found that out and told him what I found. As a matter of fact I brought in the pamphlet from the pharmacy that said much of that. He said he had no idea! Are you kidding me? So I continued to study and research. I was ok with my endo that I found and thought things were good. I blamed issues on other things and for the most part it was true. However, when I saw he did not test Free T3 T4 I was in shock. He always tested Ferritin and stopped even though he knows mine is always so very low. I mentioned diet and other things and he said nothing. I don't have to tell you more, you know the story cause you've lived it.
So NHG, I'll share all that I know if you do.
Seriously, I'm sure you have a lot more answers than I do considering your experience. I'm brand new for the most part.
What do the dummies of the world do? I don't mean to sound cruel my my MIL, who I adore, thinks because something says "healthy" on the wrapper it is even though it has a list of 50 chemicals in it. Sigh. What do these people do when they are ill?