Aha!! Betcha that a lot of you who saw the title of this post thought that Janie was going to use her STTM blog as a political arena! Well…..I’m not. What I am going to do is speak to Rosie O’Donnell as a fellow human being.
Valerie, the mod of the Adrenal forum, emailed me this morning about a post that occurred on Rosie’s website on May 19th, 2007. The post by “Stacey” said “Rosie, have u evr had ur thyroid cked? I thought I was crazy…..anx, depr, panic….my thyroid was way out of whack. Plz ck this website out. www.stopthethyroidmadness.com Peace2u ~Stacy”
And Rosie replied “had it checked over and over .”
Well Rosie, if you didn’t check out the link to STTM on May 19th, I hope that someone sends you right here, because I want to explain something to you: Millions of women and men just like you have had our thyroids checked “over and over” and we have all been told we were normal, it’s not our thyroid, our TSH is optimal, we need to be on anti-depressants, we need to eat less, we need to exercise more…..blah, blah, blah. Ad nauseam. www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/give-me-a-break
Additionally Rosie, the tests that most well-meaning but unknowledgeable doctors use are not going to give a single clue about your continued hypothyroid state. Additionally, patients have learned that “normal ranges” mean squat. You will stay hypothyroid in many parts of that so-called normal range. www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/recommended-labwork
And finally Rosie, in addition to your obvious hypothyroid symptoms, I see evidence that you may have adrenal fatigue. When a person remains hypothyroid due to the failure of doctors to listen to clinical presentation, your adrenals have to take over to keep you functioning. And over time, they wear out and become sluggish. That means you don’t produce enough cortisol to help you cope with stress. And life can become an emotional rollercoaster, besides feeling like an old piece of chewed gum on a Manhattan sidewalk being stepped on by thousands of happy squishy feet daily. www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/adrenal-info
Bottom line, to Rosie and any human being out there who might identify with weight issues, anxiety, depression, poor stamina, and/or feeling unbearably stressed out…there is hope, and it’s not coming from the majority of doctors out there, nor their labwork or being on Synthroid, Levoxyl or any other T4-only med. It’s coming from patients who finally got sick and tired of feeling like crap, having obvious hypothyroid symptoms, and being told we were NORMAL!! That’s exactly why I created this website. This website represents what thousands times thousands of us have learned, and how our lives our changing. It also represents what doctors NEED TO LISTEN TO. www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/things-we-have-learned
Rosie, there is a chaos and tumult of terrorism in the way billions of thyroid patients have been diagnosed and treated for more than five decades. We have been left sick thanks to the lousy treatment of T4-only meds, thanks to labwork and their dubious ranges which have failed us, thanks to doctors who tell us it’s all in our heads and put us on a slew of other prescription meds, and thanks to be social constraint that we must walk into that doctor’s office and give our power away. It’s wrong. It’s medical mayhem. And we are FIGHTING BACK! Stop the thyroid madness!