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Thyroid Getting Worse

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Dear Sally,

I just knew I had to register for this site when I saw your trouble. I too have a non working thyroid; I'm on 90mg bio-identical (desicated). I also have a wonderful Dr who makes me read, read, read; she gives me the resources and helps me, but doesn't want any dumb patients she says.

Anyway, it might be helpful to pick up these books at your local library and give them a read and some thought; they have certianly helped us and I am slowly going off the meds, I now alternate 90mg one day and 60mg the next; so there is hope; to the books I get sidetracked.

The yeast Connection by Dr Crooke

The Yeast connection and the Woman also by Dr Crooke

The Schwarzbein Principle by Diana Schwarzbein

4 Blood Types, 4Diets, Eat right for your Type by Dr Pete J. D'Adamo

The Color Diet by David Heber

There are also cookbooks to go with them; I discovered how much they help when one of our sons was put on a wheat,yeast, sugar, dairy free diet to cure his candadida overgrowth from mono. We all went on the diet for the most part.......so much more energy, just takes a little planning.

Hope this may help; God Bless and Good luck..


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I don't know what the situation for Children is in terms of the lab work - I guess they would be as applicable for children as for adults (else they would put a different range, based on age). Have you seen a pediatric endocrinologist?

I would have thought that good thyroid function is even more critical for children as they need thyroid hormones to grow properly and to learn! In any case, if required, a low dose of thyroid meds properly monitored will not stop her thyroid from functioning, may make her feel better / and is not at all dangerous. I personally would err on the side of caution in terms of management given the potential implications of poor thyroid function in children (but I don't know her history and I am not a doctor).

Have you been to any of the thyroid sites (Mary Shomon has a good site). They may have more info. I definitely would not give up on this yet. Some of the symptoms you described definitely could be thyroid related (though they could also have diet components). Does she get cold often compared to others in the same environment.

Hope you can get to the bottom of this. Best regards.


Hey thanks for the responses! We actually don't have her on any meds at this point. No dr. we have seen seems to think she needs them. Over the past year her numbers got worse on their own and she was never on any meds at all. Does she need them? Her current dr. thinks that her thyroid will correct itself if she stays on this vitamin regimine. I have no idea what to think. She's only a 4 year old little girl and she's already been through so much. We have been dealing with some of these issues since birth. I really just want this figured out before she has to go to Kindergarten in another year.

Thanks again


Aussie living in Philippines, Manager, Triathlete, Mum to 2 dogs, 2 cats & fish


Hypothyroid, diag. 2000, desicated thryoid 3 grains + T4 50 mcg.

Pituitary adenoma, 2002 - no treatment (no followup yet)

Polycystic, 2000 - no treatment

IBD by biopsy - end 2006 (cause not investigated)

Suspected Gluten intolerant/celiac - not diagnosed

Gluten Free - start Dec 06 (big improvement in tummy troubles, though still not 100%..)

Allergies suspected to Rice, Mango, Chicken, some fish (though testing)... still trying to work it all out.

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