Getting well is a journey.

The road can go up and down and curve around, but it’s still a journey and you WILL arrive. And you have to be prepared for two things before you arrive to your destination of feeling wonderful again:

1) rocks in the road, which represent those issues you may have to discover and treat along the way
2) crows, which are your reactions and which you need to SHOO away!

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(Thanks to thyroid patient Joan Trudo Steckelberg for designing the above illustration of “The Road to Feeling Wonderful Again!”)

Note that for some, another rock you may need to address is the MTHFR defect. Read and see if it might be you.

P.S. When I, Janie, first got on desiccated thyroid, and before there was Stop the Thyroid Madness or very many groups to sort through feedback, I had to figure out and deal with a lot of rocks: constant heart palps with each raise;  frequently overdoing it and landing myself back into bed;  the misery of iron anemia with its achiness/depression/fatigue and having to get it back up twice;  figuring out I had high cortisol with its dizziness/nausea in the face of stress/fatigue;  low potassium and high blood pressure;  low Vit. D; cramps from my low magnesium But I finally walked the journey with blood, sweat and tears.

Here is the page to help you know HOW to walk the journey: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/things-we-have-learned  And it’s strongly recommended to have the revised STTM book as well for more info.