How does your insurance deal with desiccated thyroid?

(Though this post was first written in 2011, it has been  updated to the present day and time. Enjoy!) Wendy is one of those gals that tries to adhere to "natural" in regards to her medication choices. She switched over to Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT) from Synthroid about three months ago. The transition was slightly trying, says…

Electrolytes, Stress, A1C and diabetes, FDA, Las Vegas and more!

I'm amazed at lingering problems since being on T4: Though I've been on desiccated thyroid for 8 years, and do quite well since correcting low ferritin twice thanks to the lousy T4-only treatment, I discovered that my RBC magnesium is low, as I suspect my RBC potassium is, as well--all probably down due to chronic economic…

Multiple sclerosis, Dysautonomia, you name it…ALL made worse from hypothyroidism or being on a T4 med

(This post was updated in 2015. Enjoy!) Before my thyroid disease of hypothyroidism was discovered, I had horrific and debilitating consequences from exercise or any activity.  You can read about it in even more detail in the Introduction of the patient-to-patient Stop the Thyroid Madness book. When my so-called "borderline hypothyroid" was discovered by age 30,…