This and that–an array of interesting info for your thyroid pleasure

I’ve been distracted the past week, having to do extensive research and traveling to find the perfect “new used car”.

Then I caught a cold from hell–rare for me.  I was taking zinc and Vit. C. But a good friend reminded me about Vit. D and it’s immune enhancing effect. OMG, I forgot about it!  So later last night, I took what I thought was 12,000 IU on the first night of being sicker than a dog.  They say to take 1000 mg per 10 lbs of weight. Turned out the gel caps were not 1000 IU each, as I thought, but 2000 IU each. So I ended up taking 22,000 IU.  lol. But the long and short of it is this: though I woke up this morning quite tired and weak, I’ve slowly gotten better all day!! My congestion has hugely improved.  Read this:

Love your green powder drink? Just a word of caution: much of what is in many of those powdered greens are goitrogens, which inhibit thyroid production, such as wheat grass, barley grass, broccoli, spinach,  cabbage, maca and spinach, plus much more. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use the green powder. You’ll just have to be sure to use it in moderation, and not consume too many other goitrogen foods each and every day. Or, raise your thyroid meds.

Dr. Peter Gott can give even better information to readers. I noticed that a column on the Tulsa website by Peter Gott, MD of the Newspaper Enterprise Association  could have given different information to a distressed reader who couldn’t find Armour anywhere.  He recommended to this reader, who already stated that Synthroid is not a well-handled treatment, to see if her physician could “alter the Synthroid dosage to find a level”  that could be tolerated.  Actually, there are far better options during this backordered time, which I have compiled here, and includes Erfa’s Thyroid and more.

Naturethroid is appearing in pharmacies! Yup, patients are reporting it! No, it’s not all pharmacies. But you might want to call and see if YOUR local pharmacy has it. Otherwise, it’s coming.  For options during the current natural desiccated thyroid shortages, go here. To see why we are where we are today, read this.

Is there research to prove having a free T3 in the upper quarter of the range when on desiccated thyroid?? A gal emailed me, wanting studies to show her doc. But unfortunately, the answer appears to be no. Instead, this is what patients all over thyroid groups discovered from their lab results when they were feeling fabulous again with no lingering symptoms.  So we simply spread the word. Patient experiences DO count for something.  P.S. Here’s an ongoing list of research that DOES prove some things patients KNOW first hand.  And by the way, when you have a high free T3 and continuing symptoms, time to do labs for ferritin and adrenal fatigue.

By using a code, you can save on labs from HealthcheckUSA. I was informed from HealthcheckUSA that many patients were forgetting to mention the discount code. So look again, and be sure and use it from the Recommended Labwork page.

Janie on radio shows, and a great guest for the upcoming Talkshoe Thyroid Patient Community Call. Can’t say much more, because it’s in the works. Watch for announcements soon.

A new way to be informed of these thyroid posts. The former Notifixious notifications went out of business. But we have a new and GOOD one, referring to the notification as a newletter, and you can sign up free and with no strings attached.  See on left below on the links. 🙂  Also, there are many more important posts right below this.

2 Responses to “This and that–an array of interesting info for your thyroid pleasure”

  1. Rachel

    In regards to the ongoing research, Stanford School of Medicine, Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab, is doing a study on “T3 for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia”.

    On their website, they state, “There is a significant overlap between the symptoms of hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone production), depression, chronic fatigue, and Fibromyalgia.” Yet, one of the requirements to participate in the study is “No Thyroid disease”. How oxymoronic! Maybe they want participants with “No TSH above 4.5” (?)

    One more note about this study, I sure hope the participants have strong adrenals or they might conclude that the T3 doesn’t work for Fibromyalgia patients.

  2. Sandy

    I just saw on Dr John Lowe’s website that he is looking to do 3 thyroid-related studies:

    One study is about the lack of correlation between TSH and Tissue Effects of Thyroid Hormone. Another will compare T4 Only treatment to Natural Desiccated Thyroid. They all sound interesting and I think will really help further “our” cause.

    On the web site, you can vote via a donation for the study of your choice – pretty cool! I hope they get a lot of donations. There are lots of us out there, and if we each gave a little, it could make a big difference.

    The information he shared on the recent “Community Calls” was invaluable and saved me a lot of time and $$ in wasted doctor visits, so I sent a donation. More than worth it to me!


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