Hypothyroid in photos–Before and After
Jennifer, above, has come a long way with easy weight gain since childhood, lots of poor diagnosis and treatment, and finally Lyme…but she is now using T3 in her treatment and is still work in progress! You can read her story here.
OMG, said VICKY above! The pic on left was taken Sept. 2013 (3 months on Armour 90mg that her former dr. refused to raise) while she was at the Omaha Zoo with husband and kids. The picture on the right (after self dosing my Armour at 5 grains) was taken over five months later while out to dinner with her husband. She didn’t realize the difference!
Here’s DIANE above, before and after. She started Erfa in September 2013, and along with the Paleo AIP diet + coconut oil 2 tablespoon a day, she’s down 48 pounds and feeling great!! She says her biggest thanks go to the revised STTM book which also told her to make sure her iron was optimal!!
MATTHEW started back on Armour on August. He lost 66 lbs total in 2013, 50 of them since starting Armour. The left one was 15 months ago at his heaviest. He is now at 3 grains and holding. Looking good. Only 30 more lbs to “Normal” range. (1-2-13)
Above is ANGELA. On the left–April 2012 in Synthroid hell. She felt suicidal, despondent, angry-depressed, fearful/terrified, confused, lonely, and absolutely nowhere to turn. The pic on the right was taken six months after switching to Armour and she is feeling alive again, and got weight loss as a perk!
Check out VICKY above. The left photo was taken May, 2013 after 13 years on Levothyroxine. The right photo was taken November 2013 after being on Armour since June, 2013. She lost 8 lbs. No more swelling under eyes! Less going on under chin!
Check out Vicky’s daughter “ZOE” above through the years, who had to suffer from being undiagnosed with hypothyroidism. As a result, she had weight gain plus symptoms her pediatrician would blame on her being obese. Vicky states she used to trust doctors, but now questions every decision they make. She is now on 90 mg of Amour and still has symptoms but they are fewer and less severe.
The upper left photo is Amy before she realized she had a thyroid problem in 2009. Middle is 18 months on natural desiccated thyroid. To the right is 2013 after three years being on NDT! Her hair has started to grow back and has lost between 10 – 15 lbs since 2009.
Above, SUZIE was a beaut before diagnosis, but you can see the new sparkle in her eye after NDT (and the loss of a swollen thyroid gland)!
Here’s KAREN above–the upper left was 2009 when she was very sick, and the bottom right today after being on NDT since January, 2013. Way to go, Karen!
Check out CATHY on the right, above, after getting on NDT and improving her Vitamin D and B12 levels! Good job, Cathy!
35 lbs down, say MANDY, above, and only 4-5 mos on NDT & 10 weeks post op surgery for excision of endometriosis and adenomyosis. She really saw a big difference with the NDT following surgery!
ELIZABETH’S pic on left is when she had an undiagnosed thyroid problem, along with a myriad of wrong diagnoses from post-partum depression to fibrocystic breasts and everything else in between. Her photo on the right is just one year later on NDT!
Is this cute or what? Precious NORAH above. Gone is the depression in her nasal bridge area, better cognition, better strength, reduced tongue size. Her ability to execute skills learned increases substantially within days of beginning desiccated thyroid. Her growth resumed. Her hole in her heart is now considered resolved. NDT works!!
CLARA above. Left is her before…chubby, rritable in 2006, OCD, depression, heart palpitations, air hunger, Etc. Right is after being on NDT for over 2 years and paleo for several months (and about to meet Betty White!) in November 2012
Above, DAWN left is her BEFORE (Feb 2013-on Synthroid) and right is AFTER (June 2013- one Naturethroid) She’s amazed at the difference in her face. (Yes, she has large eyes from Graves, but it’s slowly improving)
KRISTEN, above. First pic while treated with Synthroid. Second after she had switched to desiccated thyroid–she lost 70 lbs in 9 months while going gluten, dairy, and soy free. She is also a brain cancer survivor! She firmly believes the information she received from STTM saved her life!
BARBARA above. On the left she was on Synthroid, where she felt like her gas tank was always 1/4 full and her life was not the same. Middle photo after switching to NDT, and on the right, down 13 lbs and still losing plus feeling better again!
YASMIN, above, who started Thyrogold, lost 35 pounds and got her life back.
Above is ERIN–left in September 2011 at her heaviest and unhealthiest weight while on Synthroid. On the right is 23 pounds lighter on NDT vitamin D, B12 and iron. Feeling so much better, she says (even though we all feel she looked great then!).
NIKKI above: before NDT, middle at 2 months,then 4 months after starting NDT, 9 lbs lighter with far less weight in her face and feeling so much better!
DIANE Marie Wilson, above.
Before and after pictures of SHELLEY Soden Crocker, 2-3 weeks after start of NDT! Amazing!!
NINA OF SWEDEN (Hashimotos) Left: still healthy on T4-only medicine, Levaxin Middle: Real sick, got edema and adrenal fatique thanks to being on T4-only Right: Almost well again with natural desiccated thyroid!
JULIANNA, 8 years old, before thyroid treatment on the left, one year after on the right.
CAREN–her “before” on the left (she’s in the blue tank top to right of others) and after with better adrenal function and NDT!
NICOLE–before and after with better treatment!
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