Adding T4 to NDT…and more mistakes we had to learn from!

Update: The blog post below was originally written in 2006, when I, Janie, was learning just like the rest of you! But there are five key points that I, and all of you as fellow thyroid patients, had to learn that go against what I originally said below. Those points involved iron labs like ferritin, your FT4 lab…

Let me say it clearly–the TSH does not work

Sing with me: A-B-C-D-E-F-GGGGG The TSH and symptoms do NOT AGREE Q-R-S T-U-V How long will it take doctors to SEE Now we’ve said our ABC’s How many doctors do we have to FLEE??? Yup, sometimes even something as simple as a reworked nursery rhyme song says it all. Because as long as doctors look…

Long ago doctors remember the 70’s with sadness

I have now heard the words of two different doctors in two different countries state the same thought: they remember the 70’s with sadness. It was the 70’s when the TSH lab first came out–Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. It was hailed as a sensitive measure to determine either thyroid over-activity (hyper) and thyroid under-activity (hypo). Before…

HA HA HA HA

Hopefully, those of you who read this Blog have also read the page titled GIVE ME A BREAK, because I just added #37 of another HILARIOUSLY RIDICULOUS comment made by a medical-school-trained doctor!! hahahahaha. Though we can laugh, it’s also SO SAD!!!!!! No wonder we have had to figure things out for ourselves! GIVE ME…

I am normal…I am normal…I am normal……..NOT!!

It’s pure and unadulterated CRAZY MAKING. You are on T4-only meds like Synthroid or Levoxyl. You have problem after problem after problem. You go to the doctor who runs the TSH, and he states emphatically “You are normal”. “I am normal?? Then WHY do I feel like CRAP??” The above is exactly and precisely what…