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…

What happens to you….just happened to me

Last week, after hours, I called the office of the Nurse Practitioner I have used as my doctor for 5 years. I left my message--that I have had rising blood pressure and was curious what she would recommend. (And yes, I like her.) I mentioned that I was slightly lowering my Armour, just in case…

Beware: major hormonal changes can affect your adrenals!

I normally don't write about me here, but more on thyroid advocacy issues. But this time...it's going to be ME, because YOU need to be aware of what happened to me...because it can happen to you. I appear to have adrenal fatigue. Now understand this: I didn't have it when I got on Armour over…

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…