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AmandaD

Member Since 02 Sep 2005
Offline Last Active Apr 26 2015 05:07 PM
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In Topic: Need Some Reassurance

17 April 2015 - 07:59 AM

Thank you...this helps me a ton. I also heard from the wonderful pharmacist who does the gluten free drugs list and he said Synthroid is safe for celiacs to take.  Yay!


In Topic: Thyroid

09 April 2015 - 08:07 AM

The TSH is Thyroid Stimulating Hormone and it is released by your pituitary gland.  It comes into play when it senses that thyroid hormone is either too low or too high.  I would suggest you take a look at this website: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/  There is so much information on here it can make your head spin but there are different topics, relating to questions you may have on your thyroid.  Really good site for truthful information on dealing with thyroid disease.

 

Your T4 is one of the two thyroid hormones you produce.  The other is T3 and the T3 is the active form of thyroid hormone.  T4 is considered your storage level.  Your body will convert T3 to T4 and this is why most docs only prescribe T4.  It doesn't always work, for various reasons, so many people find relief with a natural dessicated hormone, which contains both T3 and T4.  This is what I take and it works well.  It is disappointing that they have only checked the T4 so I would try and broach the subject of having a full panel done.  Your antibody levels should be checked to see if you have Hashi's thyroid disease, as opposed to non-autoimmune thyroid disease. There is a difference and which hormone type you supplement with comes into play here.  But take a look at the website because it contains a wealth of knowledge about the thyroid.  You need to have some basic knowledge in order to make sure you are getting the right treatment.  You can come on here and ask if you have any specific questions about it.  We are not doctors but the people on here are very proactive with their thyroid issues and have good knowledge of it.  :)


In Topic: Thyroid

09 April 2015 - 04:51 AM

hi...she did tsh and t4 today...i learn results tomorrow...wondering what that combo is?

In Topic: Thyroid

08 April 2015 - 12:30 PM

You guys are literally - THE BEST.


In Topic: Thyroid

08 April 2015 - 08:05 AM

Okay...good...I was just panicking a teeny bit about this. If you have any more comforting advice let me know :)


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