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…

Will the FDA be more transparent for thyroid patients? We’ll see.

A press release just came out stating that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has "unveiled the first phase of its Transparency Initiative which is designed to explain agency operations, how it makes decisions, and the drug approval process." Of course, this doesn't mean thyroid patients can stop what seems like an inane decision…

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…