The Thyroid Patient Dilemma
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I just want to know … I have hashimotos (antibodies etc).
Should I take … Armor, for instance? I was taking it for 2 months – 1grain, but it did nothing, so I stopped
Rosalind, here’s what patients have learned: https://stopthethyroidmadness.com/natural-thyroid-101
I think they can manufacture a more potent natural thyroid powder and I feel if enough patients agree – they will feel obligated to help us!
American Labs. can help if we all get together!
Dr. started me on Synthroid; 3 months and I demanded off; heart racing, bad hot flushes in PM hours, plus other side effects. On Armour now for several months and each month Dr adjusts dosage. 60mg first month, too high. Reduced to 30mg; too low. Alternated 60 one day 30 next; level, what ever that means. Now 90 two days, 30 one day. Seeing him again on the 30th with ammo from reading all this. I still get miserable hot flushes in late PM and so COLD during day. I want my life back. I want to feel normal. I am so depressed and frustrated. Now I find out my insurance doesn’t cover anything but Synthroid and it’s family of synthetics. I can’t find any other NDT’s around here but Armour. I’ll go cry some more. I don’t know what to do.
Hi Patti. If your doc is doing all that back and forth simply because of the TSH, you need a much better doc. No one should be dosed by the TSH, we have found repeatedly. Or…if you have problems at 90 mg, you are here: https://stopthethyroidmadness.com/ndt-doesnt-work-for-me
I’m seeing a functional medicine doctor who is mostly helpful. But she just lowered my Nature-throid (again) as she prescribed Adreset and licorice to help with my adrenals. My TSH is low. It’s always .01 or below (actually dropped to .006 even though my dosage was cut back 6 months ago) but she doesn’t really look at my Free T3 results and isn’t interested in retesting them the next time. I take LDN (now 2x day as per dr) and that’s been helpful but I’m still cold and tired all the time plus I can’t lose weight. I’m afraid cutting my Nature-throid dosage is going to make things worse. I’m really confused about what to do or where to turn. Your book has been helpful but I really need a ‘professional’ to help me put this all together.
Schedule a coaching call with Janie here: https://stopthethyroidmadness.com/talk-to-others She’ll get you on the right track so you can guide a doctor to do the right thing.
Thanks Janie – that’s a great idea. I need to let my credit card cool off (all this is not insured) and will make an appointment for next week. Thanks!
I am currently not feeling well. I am athyroidic with Grave’s and Hashimoto’s. I have been taking Synthroid (50 mcg–1 daily) and 5 mcg Liothyronine daily. I am fatigued, depressed and not losing weight on Weight Watchers like I was. I think the meds are incorrect. I want to find a new doctor that will listen, not prescribe only the SAME Synthroid if your levels are “normal” as to the current standards. I tried to find one in Lubbock, Tx and cannot. Is there a doctor in Lubbock other than Dr. Steve Robinson, whom is not taking new patients….he was hypothyroidism himself….? I don’t want to have to drive 2 hours one way to Amarillo, but I will. Tired of my doctor here not listening to me.
This will help: https://stopthethyoidmadness.com/how-to-find-a-good-doc
How do I get the free 4 page Herbal Thyroid Treatment handout
Also, my endocrinologist said that “they”
are now raising the acceptable levels for “older” thyroid patients. Please comment and give information.
Elle, the the 4-page Herbal handout only comes with books ordered from Laughing Grape Publishing. This will end at the end of the year. So if you already have one, you can order a book for someone else…and take the handout for yourself. 🙂 http://www.laughinggrapepublishing.com
Older patients shouldn’t be different for the right thyroid treatment.
Brilliant, delightful and to the point!
I am thankful for the STTM info. and for all you do to get it to us.
Well done! Love it and will post on my Facebook. Very cute! I like the hand logo on this one. Short, sweet, to the point.
Love it! I discovered Thyrogold from
you website and it saved my life!
V good! I keep referring people to STTM site but now I can use this “cute” but informative video. Janie, Healthiest & Happiest of Christmas 2013 and a very positive, healthy 2014. Molto Grazie, for all that you have done & keep doing.
I’m gonna show this to my (old) doctor…that asshole!…lol
I’ve been told my cortisol level is a little low, but doc seems to think it is because I had a Prednisone injection several months prior to that. Could this be true?
Never heard of a single Prednisone shot several months previous doing that…
All I saw was a minute and a half commercial for STTM. Is that what it was supposed to be>
I’m not against calling people’s attention to STTM, but as far as I am concerned, I was expecting some useful information. I didn’t receive any.
Dianne, it will be useful for you to share it on your Facebook page or emails to reach your friends. Plus it’s just darn cute. lol
This is great! I’m sharing it on facebook. Thanks for all you do. I learned a lot from your website and now feel great on my Nature Throid.
I seem to need Isocort to maintain a functional level of energy. Bezwecken is no longer manufacturing it. Was hoping to find some advice on your site.
Adrenal Cortex. 🙂
Is Adrenal Cortex good to take for adrenal fatigue?
Only if saliva testing proves you need extra cortisol. Chapter 6 in the revised STTM book also applies to Adrenal Cortex.
Good way to get people to visit the STTM website