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…

Are we running out of desiccated thyroid powder???

And now that I have your attention, here's the answer straight from the mouth of Kenny Soejoto, Chief Operating Officer of the only North American maker of desiccated porcine natural thyroid powder (American Laboratories): a firm NO! "We have amply supply and so do the distributors for compounding pharmacists", underscores Soejoto when I chatted with…

Is Cellulose the real problem in desiccated thyroid meds for many?

(This blog post was updated in 2015. Enjoy!) When Forest Labs reformulated Armour desiccated thyroid in early 2009, they stated they increased the filler Microcrystalline Cellulose, and decreased the Sucrose (sugar). And all of sudden, the tablets became impossible to do sublingually--a method so many of us loved and which seemed to give even more of…

How are YOU doing with the current desiccated thyroid shortages?

(This post garnered a lot of attention, up to FIFTY comments just a few hours after it went up. People are very interested in sharing their experiences in coping with the shortages! See below and add your own.) This year will go down in history as shockingly miserable for enlightened thyroid patients on natural desiccated…