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Stop the Thyroid Madness, the name of a movement by patients about far better treatment and information; the name of this site; the name of two of the best books out there on hypothyroid issues and so much related to them.


Natural Desiccated Thyroid, a form of hypothyroid treatment that gives you all five thyroid hormones, which patients report works far better than T4-only.. http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/natural-thyroid-101


Low Dose Naltrexone, a medication which improves immune function and is especially good to help lower thyroid antibodies http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/ldn


For Thyroid Patients Only–the name of Facebook patient groups which stay true to patient experiences and wisdom as outlined on Stop the Thyroid Madness. They are run by patient leaders and listed under #2 here: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/talk-to-others


Epstein Barr Virus—a virus that lays dormant in approx. 95% of adults. Is the cause of mononucleosis, but you can have this virus laying dormant without having had mono and it can reactivate. http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/STTM-ebooks


No, it’s not an acryonym for a dirty word (even if we all say it in our minds. lol), but instead refers to a mutation of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene and causes high levels of toxins or heavy metals in our body because we are unable to break down certain b-vitamins correctly.  http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/mthfr


A thyroid medication that only contains the storage hormone T4, one of five thyroid hormones, and which forces anyone to live for conversion alone.  http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/t4-only-meds-dont-work  Also called Thyroxine, Levo, Synthroid, Oroxine, etc.


Short for Endocrinologist, a doctor who specializes in Endocrine system (though patients have frequently reported that their knowledge about better thyroid treatment is lacking).