NOTE: Those with an asterisks are patient-written. Rest are based on over twelve years of compiled worldwide patient experiences.

HOME PAGE AND STORIES:

Home
My Story
Stories of Others

ABOUT T4 MEDS AND NATURAL DESICCATED THYROID:

Synthroid
T4-Only Meds Do Not Work
Natural Thyroid 101
Armour vs. Other Brands
The history of desiccated thyroid as a grandfathered yet unapproved drug
All best options for thyroid treatment
Transitioning from T3-only to NDT
NDT or T3 doesn’t work for me! 

HOW TO DO IT:

Things We Have Learned - PERFECT for NEWBIES TO STTM, or if you have brain fog
Mistakes Patients Make (or their Doctors make for them!)
Sublingual –a way to take your desiccated thyroid
Take your temp!
Ducks in a Row–what you need to work on, and what’s next if you still have issues
Transitioning from T3-only to NDT

CONCERNING LABWORK:

Recommended Labwork
TSH – Why It’s Useless
Optimal Lab Values–i.e. how to interpret your results and to share with your doc
Why you should test your RBC potassium levels
Why you may need another Vitamin D test (i.e if you have the VDR mutation)
What is pooling?

CAUSES OF HYPO, SYMPTOMS, etc:

Causes of Hypothyroid
Long and Pathetic list of Hypothyroid Symptoms, EVEN on T4-only meds
Hyper-like symptoms
Typical hypothyroid symptoms
Enlarged Thyroid, causes, treatment

HASHIMOTOS

Hashimoto’s–the autoimmune attack on your thyroid!
Thyroiditis
Hypothyroid vs Hashimotos

DIGESTION and GUT:

Stomach acid
H-Pylori bacteria

MENTAL HEALTH:

Thyroid, Depression and Mental Health
Inspiring Stories of Depression That Went Away on Desiccated Thyroid
Thyroid and Mental Health links to articles
*Information about being on Benzos (Valium, Xanax, etc)

ISSUES RELATED TO BEING HYPO:

Iron, ferritin and hypothyroid
Absorption issues such as low Vit D, low iron, low B12 and more
Fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and hypothyroidism
Inflammation
Bones: do they get worse with NDT or a low TSH?
Heart health: is T3 dangerous, or not?
Hair Loss is Common!
Goitrogens–foods to avoid eating in excess, which includes SOY
Blood Pressure and Hypothyroidism Can Go Hand-in-hand
*Fluoride and Your Thyroid–a Dangerous Connection
*Candida and Hypothyroidism
*Low adrenal and hypothyroid signs in childhood that no one caught
*Tracy’s experience with Radioactive Iodine (RAI) treatment
*PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and Hypothyroidism
Iodine: a collection of information
*Recent Diseases and Hypothyroid (aka CFS, Fibromyalgia, etc.)
*Lyme Disease and it’s connection to Thyroid/Adrenal Issues
Celiac Disease, aka Gluten Intolerance, and your Thyroid
A mother’s description of the variety of celiac symptoms
MTHFR – a genetic defect you may need to learn about
A compilation of most of the above on one page

PREGNANCY and HYPOTHYROIDISM

All about thyroid and your pregnancy

ADRENAL RELATED:

Those durn Adrenals!! All about adrenal stress and Cortisol
How to Treat your Adrenals –using HC
Common misconceptions about adrenals and treatment
Using the T3CM for low cortisol – you don’t have to use HC anymore!
What is “pooling”?
Symptoms of Low Cortisol
7 Stages of Adrenal Fatigue
Supplements and Meds Affecting Adrenals & Which Can Skew Saliva Results
Aldosterone can be just as important as Cortisol
Isocort
Licorice Root
Phosphatidyl Serine to lower high cortisol levels
Janie’s blog on her high cortisol levels
Explanation about the ACTH Stimulatory Test
Reasons you may need Adaptogens
Summary about adrenal testing, saliva results, adrenal meds, mistakes

VITAMINS, MINERALS and ELECTROLYTES

B12 issues with hypothyroid
*Vitamin D
Zinc
*Selenium
All about electrolytes and minerals
How aldosterone can lower sodium and potassium

T3-ONLY, REVERSE T3, FT3/RT3 RATIO

About Reverse T3
Online RT3 Ratio Calculator
How to dose T3-only
Transitioning from T3-only to Natural Desiccated Thyroid

GRAVES

All about hyperthyroidism, aka Graves
Radioactive iodine–all about it
Top Reasons Not to Have RAI

THYROID CANCER

*Thyroid Cancer and the use of NDT after removal

RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF PORK/ANIMAL IN DESICCATED THYROID:

Being Jewish, dietary law, and using Armour
Being Vegetarian and the use of Armour (and more links on this page to others)

CONCERNING DOCTORS:

Doctors Need to Rethink
Give Me a Break!! aka Doctor’s Hall of Shame
Dear Doctor… a template letter to use before seeing your doctor
How to Find a Good Doc
Medical Research or Consensus which supports what patients already know

FRIENDS AND FAMILY

What you wish friends and family understood about you
Dear Family or Friends (another version)

FAQ’s–FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS with answers as we have learned them

ADRENALS FAQ–the most frequently asked questions
HYPOPUITARY FAQ–the most frequently asked questions
COMMON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS about the topics of this site.

MISCELLANEOUS pages:

For Anyone Who Thinks This Site Doesn’t Apply to You
**WHAT’S NEW ON STTM**
Thyroid Funnies
Rotten Tomatoes–criticisms of STTM
Medical Research, Articles & Consensus Which Supports What We Already Know
References on Thyroid Hormone Usefulness – the Big Daddy of references
Supplements That We Take
Smoking blog post with a lot of replies
*Deborah’s story on ceasing smoking while hypo/adrenal fatigue
Stop the Thyroid Madness Flyer to put in your community
Pregnancy and Hypothyroidism
A cautionary tale of eating high oxalate foods
*A cautionary tale about Benzos (Valium, Xanax, etc)
All about the parathyroid gland and problems
The use of Low Dose Naltrexone
Inspiring article by a doctor

UK and INTERNATIONAL THYROID:

UK and Around the World Thyroid Happenings
*To All UK Thyroid Doctors
UK-TPA’s 2009 response to the Royal College of Physicians
Relationship between Royal College of Physicians and the MHRA

INTERACTIVE:

Talk to Others
Janie’s Blog (note: Janie’s blog is for comments only and not for you to ask for help. Use the Talk to Others page.
Writing a Guest Blog Post on STTM’s blog
What others are saying about the STTM website and book
Page to send your friends or loved ones to when they don’t understand all this

SURVEYS/POLL

How Patients View their Doctors

BOOKS AND WEBSITE:

Order the patient-to-patient STTM book–the most complete resource book out there
Swedish and German versions of the revised STTM book. 
Other Books On Thyroid
Recommended Websites
Thyroid Extract excerpts from Old Medical Books
Spread the word! T-shirts, Keychains, business cards, and more!!

AUDIO:

Five audio shorts to help understand what STTM is all about

VISUAL:

Image of what your Road to Recovery will look like.
See BEFORE and AFTER photos of good thyroid treament!
FLAT STTM–see patients around the world with their STTM signs

IMPORTANT:

Disclaimer–understand your risks and responsibility when you read or use this website
Conditions of Use–how you need to use this site

Want to order your own labwork??  Three lab facilities have created a body of labwork that fits information on STTM, and you can take the results to your doctor for discussion. Go here.