Ever seen a movie about a zombie?? They’re those empty-eyed, soul-less looking beings that seem to be totally automated without one iota of thought to what they do. And THAT is how a doctor behaves when he looks at a thyroid lab result yet TOTALLY ignores how you FEEL.
On another forum recently, a gal posted that for the first time in over a year, she is feeling almost normal again. Her hair shedding has improved tremendously, her brain fog has lifted, and her metabolism has decided to work again. Additionally, she has just recently been able to lose 10lbs. And it’s all because of Armour.
Yet……because her TSH was .01, and her free T3 was one point below the top of the range, her doctor thinks she is overmedicated. And she now laments “It has taken me so long to get this far. I do not want to go back.”
So here we have a thyroid patient who has PROGRESS on Armour…yet because she has a zombie doctor who thinks black ink marks on a piece of paper are much more important than how she FEELS…she will be forced to feel bad once again…or like SO MANY thyroid patients, she’ll have to self-treat to get that efficacy of being on Armour.
Doctors, you repeatedly call Armour inconsistent, unreliable and dangerous. But the inconsistency, unreliability and danger lies in YOU and your failure to look BEYOND the lab test. As Mary Shoman has aptly stated “We are patients, NOT lab values!!”
And as Janie says, “Stop the thyroid madness!!” It’s not working! It never has! It still doesn’t!”