UH OH–Naturethroid and WP Thyroid Shortages and what to do

NOTE: this post starts with what was going on in September 2017, and there are updates to it at the bottom of the article. If you didn't know about this, you need to sign up for blog post notifications at the bottom right of the STTM website. Feeling panicked or frustrated by the shortages of…

The Problem that Aging Hypothyroid Patients Face and How to Deal With it

Perhaps because millions of baby boomers are hitting their "senior citizen" ages, we are seeing an increase in statements by doctors, websites, and pharmaceutical reps implying that seniors should not have T3 in their treatment like NDT (Natural Desiccated Thyroid) or synthetic T3, calling it "dangerous". So I hope you are as impressed with the…

An Open Letter to All Physicians from a Nurse about thyroid treatment

A Thyroid patient who is also an RN was shocked to see the contents of a letter that a patient's doctor had sent out to this patient. It was filled with terrible inaccuracies about thyroid treatment, she exclaimed, and she was horrified. No wonder so many thyroid patients are exasperated with their doctors! So she compiled…

Warning!! STTM is about bat-guano crazy conspiracy theorists…and more Thyroid Tidbits!

ACELLA'S NP THYROID IS ON BACKORDER It's a back-handed compliment. i.e. Acella's brand of Natural Desiccated Thyroid has been in great demand! But...success can equal problems, because they weren't keeping up...or that's how we understand it. So when you go back to get a refill, the pharmacist may try to put you another brand if they are already out. So hang tight. Acella states that they will be back into better production by the end of April. DO YOU REALLY NEED COMPOUNDED DESICCATED THYROID? Progressive doctors have been having a love-affair with compounded medications for several years. And for some medications, as well as for patients who are sensitive or allergic to certain fillers, it makes complete sense! (Compounded means that the pharmacist "combines, mixes, or alters ingredients in response to a prescription to create a medication tailored to the medical needs of an individual patient")....