SparkPeople Hashimoto's Thyroiditis - NATURAL Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=22376 Team for Hashimoto's, hypo, and/or hyper. Mostly focused on Naturopathic, holistic remedies, vitamins and minerals rather than current conventional 'wisdom'. SparkPeople Hashimoto's Thyroiditis - NATURAL Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=22376 Newly diagnosed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x59302607 Just getting my head around this thing. I'm taking gluten out of my diet, exploring supplements and overall figuring out how to live this new way. Appreciate any words of wisdom you might offer:) Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:24:27 EST Home made bug repellent http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21616x22376x59112602 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Don't know if you noticed, but Arizona has gotten some serious rain here lately! That's a good thing for the most part. Getting it all at once like we have really wasn't a good thing - the ground here gets so dry that it actually repels water. When we get a LOT all at once the water pretty much rolls off - often taking with it the nice top soil we've put in or the light gravel we lined our walkways with. Some folks got caught by surprise and lost their cars or in some ... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:13:56 EST RE: Julee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x58810436 I just wanted to let the team know that Julee's mom died yesterday: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?ID=%5<BR>FJULEE%5F </link> <BR> <BR> ...Julee is my very dear friend, and a woman of great faith, but her mom's death was not expected and very swift coming. <BR> <BR> I'm sure there are those who know her that would want to know. <BR> <BR> God bless. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:47:44 EST Thanks Julee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x58564036 Again I have to thank your for all this info in one spot! I read a bit every day but now I just need to take notes so I can remember what I read and not just little bits and pieces! <BR> <BR> I read that you bought Izabella Wentz's book way back in February. Still debating about ordering it because I am trying to avoid information over load and still can't focus enough to read a book. <BR> <BR> Went with my DD to the Drs and she told her that they would never test her for hashis unles... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:27:53 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x58510529 I joined this team a week ago or so and have read a lot of info here. It doesn't look very busy here but I thought I would introduce myself anyways. <BR> <BR> I was diagnosed with hashi's about 3-4 weeks ago. My numbers were 1521 but the Dr didn't seem too concerned. Said diet couldn't help and that the treatment for hashis/hypo is the same as for hypo. Doesn't make sense to me. <BR> <BR> Five years ago I had blood tests that showed high TSH and a hypo result but sadly the Dr (a differe... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:00:02 EST The Thyroid Sessions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x57905114 Hi Everyone! First, I want to apologize to you for not posting about these sooner. Things have been so busy around my house that I haven't tracked anything or seen emails - unless it could be done on my phone and even then, I was often too busy. <BR> <BR> The thyroid sessions have been going on and this weekend, there is an encore of some of the presentations. Here's the link: <link>thethyroidsessions.com/encore/?inf_c<BR>ontact_key=0927defc93dca6feb4e32ba86d7<BR>18a942e29c9fe11d71b084... Sat, 17 May 2014 13:16:22 EST New to team but not new to thyroid issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x57901285 Hi everyone! I have been on SP for several years and have been dealing with Hashimotos for about 17 years. Until recently, I thought that I was just Hypothyroid and nothing more. I took my Synthroid like my doctor suggested and didn't argue when they added anti-depressants, anxiety pills and then cholesterol meds. As my stress rose the past couple of years, my health declined and I started having other issues to the point where I am o longer working. When my team of doctors did nothing m... Sat, 17 May 2014 06:18:35 EST Kombucha and Jun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21616x22376x57733323 As promised, this is a more in depth look at Kombucha and Jun. If you haven’t already, consider reading part 1 here <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=21616x22376<BR>x57081035 </link> <BR> <BR> I meant to get this out earlier, but things have been super busy around here! The good news is I’m nearly done with my Herbal Medicine studies – if there are no more delays (I know, famous last words, right?… but that’s exactly why I didn’t tell anyone about i... Fri, 2 May 2014 17:18:56 EST Iodine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x57642012 Does anyone know much about take iodine supplements. My dr told me about them said it would help my thyroid. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:09:48 EST Apple Skillet Cake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21616x22376x57621553 Hi everyone! Here is a recipe I came up with earlier this month. We used this as my birthday cake. My DH and I were watching Guy's DDD show on Food Network (watching any TV is rare these days...) and one of the guests was caramelizing apples, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon in the skillet before he poured his batter over the whole thing and stuck it in the oven. My mouth watered. <BR> <BR> I knew that making something like that without gluten (and for us, also without the sugar) was n... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:14:05 EST Happy Easter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x57567777 Just wishing those who celebrate a very Happy Easter! <BR> <BR> •*”˜&#9829;˜”*•.. <BR> .(\ /).(¯`&#9829;´¯). <BR> .( . .) `*.¸.*´ <BR> c('')('') <BR> ˜”*°•&#9829;•°*”˜ <BR> <BR> designed by CHRISTINEBWD (thank you!) Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:32:43 EST Energy Solid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x57397227 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm going to share with you today one of my very favorite herbal preparations. I truly believe this one has helped me in so many ways. <BR> <BR> My teacher, Rosemary Gladstar, calls Ginseng (and related species) the "King of all Tonics" because it slowly yet surely builds life force and is excellent for long term nerve regeneration. It helps the body overcome fatigue and stress and aides in the elimination of mood swings and depression. Ginseng serves as a rejuv... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 14:44:25 EST TEN YEARS (A Tale of Progress) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x57372314 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> This was originally planned to be a blog post, and it probably still will go on my blog, but I thought it would serve the team some as well. I am not putting a "should" on anything (I try really hard not to should on people...LOL), rather, giving you info on the things I've personally done and the healing I've personally accomplished. What others do with their health is a personal choice. <BR> <BR> When I was a kid, my beloved Nana (grandmother) encouraged me to... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 13:12:54 EST Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x57358668 Hi everyone. I am new to the group but not to SP. I was on here before but life happens and didn't stay committed. I am back. I have learned so much, on top of having Hashi I have endometriosis and I am allergic to Wheat and Soy....so hard. I hope to learn more about this disease and how to live with it and not let it take over myself. I look forward to knowing each and everyone of u. <BR> <BR> Melanie <BR> Mel Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:51:16 EST Hello! New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x57305849 Hi, I am a mom of 7 kiddos. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's April 2012. I was seeing a Natural specialist, but had to stop due to crazy circumstances, and I fell off the healthy/natural wagon. I have been trying to get back into for the last year, but definitely need some support! <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all! Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:52:36 EST Gut Biome, Probiotics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21616x22376x57081035 I’m sure that any one who has watched as little as one show on television in the past week or two has seen an ad for either probiotic laden yogurt or supplements (maybe even both!). These ads are in magazines, too. There is a lot that isn’t being said. <BR> <BR> Basically, the gut is a ‘biome’ – an environment of it’s own. There are good bacteria and bad. If you’re eating well, the good bacteria are likely outnumbering the bad. However, if you’ve had antibiotics in the last couple years, you... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:36:09 EST Adrenal Fatigue Part 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x56897426 OK, we've covered the symptoms of adrenal fatigue, signs of adrenal fatigue and things that are potential contributors/causes of adrenal fatigue. <BR> <BR> Here's a quick list of DOs and DON'Ts that I've compiled from hours and hours of reading - websites, yahoogroups for Adrenal Fatigue, books, etc. At the end of this series, I will provide a list of sources. <BR> <BR> 1. Stop drinking - especially beer. A sip of wine on a rare occassion likely won't do a lot of harm. But since most ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:17:18 EST Root Cause http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x56896738 Hi everyone! Just this morning, I received an email about this book. I thought 'what timing' considering that I've been off my thyroid meds for about a week now - have been on them for 10 yrs - it's just weird to get up and have tea right away. But I'm getting used to it <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> At any rate, I have not yet read this book but want to. Right now, with my list the way it is, I may not get to it until well into summer. <BR> <BR> The book is <BR> "Hashimoto's Thyroiditis:... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:16:39 EST re: adrenal fatigue part 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x56824796 What awesome information! All I can say is I always listen to my head and my heart. When I do that, I make the right choices. <BR> <BR> Sometimes I will listen to suggestions offered to me and if it seems reasonable, will pursue it. Otherwise, I right up front tell the person that I appreciate their concern and move on. But I'm not one who habitually does the opposite of things suggested to me. THAT does get annoying for sure. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your information, as always. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:41:08 EST Adrenal Fatigue Part 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x56821542 <em>227</em> Please do not reply to this post. Respond to or Create a thread in the Discussion forum. Thank you. <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> You may be asking yourself (or you may have come right out and asked me!) why I'm posting about Adrenal Fatigue in a Hashimoto's team. That's a good question. <BR> <BR> Truth is, anyone who has been hyper- or hypo- thyroid for any length of time has probably experienced at least short bouts of adrenal fatigue. <BR> <BR> If you ignore the warnin... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:23:02 EST Still another newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x56762018 Hi everyone, I've been a member of Spark for awhile, but diagnosed with Hahimoto for 5 years. I also have Crohn's. Most of the time I'm ok, but there are days when I can barely get out of bed. Mostly I'd just like to hear from those, if there are any, others who have both. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:17:15 EST My Latest News (what I eat, progress, etc.,) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x56442871 Hi everyone! Was going to post this as a blog, but not really sure I want to do that just yet. <BR> <BR> I know it's been some time since I posted about stuff relating to Hashimoto's and specifically, how I've made progress. I'm putting this in that context (i.e., this has worked for me) because I cannot promise someone that if they make the same changes they will experience the same results. Since I got attacked by a vapid miscreant the last time I posted this type of thing, I'm going ... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:54:37 EST Hi I'm new here :) What are you eating? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x55718304 Hi, I got to the board, see the dates are all old - have to laugh to myself - where is everyone? Everyone has Hashimoto's so they're TIRED!!! LOL!! <BR> <BR> OK so what are you guys eating that helps you lose weight? Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:59:30 EST Another newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x54871202 Hi All: <BR> <BR> I'm back on Spark after an absence of many months, and very glad to have found this community of fellow Hashi survivors. <BR> <BR> I've been aware of my thyroid issues for a couple of years, but very much in denial until recently, hoping that "clean living" would cure me. It wasn't until I was finally diagnosed with Hashi's a couple of monthly ago, got off the pity wagon, started reading, and taking the disorder seriously that I've felt improvement. <BR> <BR> My endocrin... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:51:27 EST February 2014 Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x54753154 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 13:20:07 EST New Hashimoto's dtr 11yo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x54714978 Hi there, I am the mother of an 11 yr old girl that was just diagnosed with Hashimoto's this summer. We went to the doc because her hair was falling out in droves, friends insisted we should check thyroid, past research told me that I need to check more than the normal levels, but couldn't remember details due to spending the last 4 1/2 yrs dealing with my son's cancer illness. A friend reminded me what to ask for. Asked for antibodies and talked him into it even though he said they don't do... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 09:34:22 EST August 2013 Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x54347177 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:46:41 EST Small Steps - something every day 6/23 - 6/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x53860426 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of stretching today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team!! <em>306</em> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 22:08:08 EST Just Diagnosed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x53845426 Just found out I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and don't even know where to start. I thought that all of my symptoms were from being a mom of two toddlers in grad school and working full time, but grad school is over, and it is summer break (I am a teacher) and I feel exactly the same. <BR> <BR> Got tests last week and have an appointment to talk to the doctor on Tuesday to discuss my options. Don't know what my options are, but I don't like putting chemicals in my body. Sat, 22 Jun 2013 15:32:21 EST Small Steps - something every day 6/16- 6/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x53781600 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of stretching today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team!! <em>306</em> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:00:37 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x53677717 I am new to Spark (well I joined months ago, but am finally ready to really make this happen) and new to this team. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's a few years ago and have struggled to find a good fit with a physician or a medication. We have recently moved and I am seeing a new naturopathic doctor next week. I am also embarking on the gluten free journey and have also been trying an essential oils regimen. My fingers are crossed, I look forward to learning from this team and hopefully maki... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 23:59:06 EST Small Steps - something every day 6/9 - 6/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x53663496 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of stretching today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team!! <em>306</em> Sat, 8 Jun 2013 22:10:27 EST July 2013 Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x53663451 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 22:07:10 EST Small Steps - something every day 5/26-6/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x53498487 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of stretching today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team!! <em>306</em> Mon, 27 May 2013 15:32:56 EST Small Steps - something every day 5/19 - 5/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x53405473 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of stretching today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team!! <em>386</em> Sun, 19 May 2013 22:32:37 EST Small Steps - something every day 5/12 - 5/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x53322667 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of stretching today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team!! Mon, 13 May 2013 00:47:14 EST New to Spark & the group... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x53304287 Hi my name is Jensie and I live in Sacramento, CA. I'm 48 and was diagnosed with Hashimotos when I was 11. More recently with gluten intolerance but the doc has not officially said the 'C' word (celiacs). I have a lot of autoimmune stuff going on and will be seeing a rheumatologist here shortly. One thing I do know, is that autoimmune begets more autoimmune! <BR> <BR> Last year I lost 57 pounds with Medi-fast. While pounds melted off my gut was constantly torn up. Today I have retained only... Sat, 11 May 2013 12:48:52 EST Small Steps - something every day 5/5 - 5/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x53267831 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of stretching today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team!! Wed, 8 May 2013 11:59:53 EST Hey There, New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x53040388 Hi everyone. I'm so glad to be here. I just read a testimonial and am so encouraged. She said that the Paleo Diet helped her. I was talking to a hiking buddy and they suggested looking into the Paleo Diet. I mentioned on another thread here and the leader said to check out that team here. Next I decided to see what other threads are here. Some how I got onto an article here some where talking about Homeopathy. I have joined the 30 day challange on the Paleo team and am going to make c... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 10:05:26 EST no nor Levoxyl being manuractured?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x52925781 I got a call from my pharmacy that my rx for Levoxyl cannot be filled and there is a call into the Drs. office for a substitute. Called them because before they call in an rx to the pharmacy, I want to know WHAT the med is that will be substituted so I have a fighting chance of knowing what potential problems I'm looking @. UGH UGH UGH <BR> <BR> Anyone heard about Levoxyl not being manufactured????? Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:11:41 EST Wheat-free Yeast bread (x-gum free) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21616x22376x52430096 Hi everyone! AS many of you may know, I pretty much live on a paleo template. <BR> <BR> It was not horrible for me to give up breads and other baked stuff. My family, however, had different attitudes about it. My husband and son staunchly refused to give up their breads, so I still make them bread every week. <BR> <BR> My daughter developed a gluten intolerance, but admitted to missing bread. She is so underweight still, I couldn't and wouldn't refuse her some kind of 'bread'. Cho... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 14:36:43 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x52239055 I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's and being treated by a chiropractor who specializes in Holistic healthcare. Right now I'm reading everything I can get my hands on trying to get a handle on this. Since I've been diagnosed (two weeks ago) I have gone gluten and dairy free and already feel better. I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's ideas and experiences! Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:03:15 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x52239049 I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's and am being treated by a chiropractor who specializes in Holistic healthcare. Right now I'm reading everything I can get my hands on trying to get a handle on this. Since I've been diagnosed (two weeks ago) I have gone gluten and dairy free and already feel better. I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's ideas and experiences! Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:02:26 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x52037025 Hi, I'm new and looking for some different kind of help for my thyroid problem. I'll be reading as much info on this team as possible. Thanks! Fri, 8 Feb 2013 11:23:32 EST May 2013 Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x51964393 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 20:49:48 EST Has anyone seen this site? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x51944842 Hello, <BR> Hope this is the right thread for this. I came across this site a few days ago and participated in the Thyroid 101 webinar. The site and the webinar were put together by Mary Shomon and and an MD named Kent Holtorf. Some good introductory information as far as I can tell. Even a bit on how to talk a reluctant doctor. <BR> <BR> It gave me some new things to think about or rethink about in terms of what I am doing. Which sends me off to do some more research on resistance issues b... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 14:13:47 EST Anatabloc Star Scientific http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x51917998 With Hashimoto's disease and my antibodies so extremely high ( which haven't been able to get in the normal range for over 2 years) My symptoms are extreme. Exhaustion, Feeling faint, horrible joint pain jumping from one joint to another with no pattern. Female cycle is extreme. my mood feels low and like every little task is difficult all extreme. Nobody knows it because I lead such a busy life and just deal with it. I was on levethyroxine didn't touch it then to Synthroid (which was poison... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:15:10 EST Adrenal Fatigue Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x51725522 <em>227</em> Please do not reply to this post. Respond to or Create a thread in the Discussion forum. Thank you. <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> At the beginning, it may be wise to try a few self-tests which can be done in the comfort of your home. The first is a set of questions to ask yourself. <BR> <BR> If you answer yes to any of these, especially two or more, you may have an adrenal problem: <BR> <BR> 1. Do you have a hard time falling asleep at night? <BR> <BR> 2. Do you wake up ... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:50:30 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x51586507 Hi. I'm Penny. I'm 42, and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at 26. The doctor at the time did not go farther to determine why I was hypothryoid. Most of the doctors I've had for my thyroid over the years have not been worth while. The best doctor I had retired a few years ago - and I've been searching for a new doctor ever since. I think I've finally found a second worth while doctor. Amusingly, both of the good doctors have been osteopaths. <BR> <BR> I have actually, never been offi... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:21:12 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x51582064 Hi! My name is Beth and I am new to the team and to Hashimoto's. Doctors tell me that I have likely had it for years, but I didn't know what it was so I have just managed it. I am a big believer in less medicine is better, and that has to work for me because I am also allergic to iodine and as a result can't take Synthroid because that is part of what is in it. I am about 60 lbs overweight. I have 6 children, and have pretty much consistently kept 10 lbs with each baby. I am very tired m... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:13:44 EST thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x51556476 thank you for the information re: adrenal fatigue. You know it DOES get frusrating when all the "thyroid #'s" are within normal limits and you still feel lousey. Thanks for the list of symptoms. I will keep that handy. Wed, 9 Jan 2013 14:49:29 EST Adrenal Fatigue Part 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x51552756 <em>227</em> Please do not respond to this thread. Post on or create a thread for this in the Discussion Forum. Thank you. <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> This is the FIRST of a MULTI-PART series on the Adrenals. I've been through it with my adrenals and want to share it here so that maybe someone can get some good from it. <BR> <BR> The adrenals are walnut-sized glands that rest on top of the kidneys. <BR> <BR> As many as 50% of thyroid patients have or may experience adrenal problems.... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:34:13 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x51524611 Hello Everyone!! <BR> <BR> My name is Linse and I live in Seattle WA. I was diagnosed with Hashimotos at the age of 12. The sad thing about being diagnosed so early is that I have no idea what feeling good ever really felt like, or should I say, I just plain can't remember. I didn't even know I was having issues until I mentioned to a coworker that I had Hashimoto's and boy did she have a lot to say. All of a sudden all my current and past issues made sense! The emotional issues.. The yoyo d... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 17:59:02 EST January 2013 Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x51432089 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:06:43 EST How to get affordable flouride-free water? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x50752858 Hi! I've done a bit of research, and have seen that Reverse Osmosis is the "preferred" way to get flouride-free water. But we can't afford that water system. Any of you find another way that doesn't cost as much? :) Fri, 9 Nov 2012 03:57:10 EST New Member Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x50588869 Hello Everyone!! <BR> <BR> My name is Jamie and I'm from central PA. I am self diagnosed with Hashimotos. I have always had symptoms of low thyroid and in the last two years have discovered that I also had symptoms of Hashimotos. I could not get any of my doctors to do an appropriate thyroid test for me so after my last doctor visit in September 2012 I decided to go out on my own and purchase a thyroid panel. It was pricey but I was tired of wondering about what was going on with my body... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 17:15:49 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x50502537 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Jaimie and I was diagnosed with Hashimotos about 3 months ago. I'm really starting to dig deep into this topic and I'm determined to feel like my old self again! <BR> <BR> Any help or advice would be much appreciated! <BR> <BR> Thank you in advance! <BR> <BR> Jaimie Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:17:59 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x50429196 Hey everyone! <BR> I'm Rachel, and I found out that I had Hashimoto's 2 weeks ago. I am a nurse, but I know very little about the disease. I feel SO overwhelmed and silly for not knowing/understanding given my medical background. I've tried looking up information about it on the net but with few real results. Even looking through the info on this team's site feels like so much information to take in. I'm seeing a lot of things about gluten free...but I don't have celiac's (which I know litle ... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:41:16 EST New Member - Hi All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x49933494 Ivory here! <BR> <BR> Looking back at my bloodwork all my thyroid panels were normal, but knowing what I know *now* I had so many symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue. I had a tremendous amount of stress in my life due mainly to the *abuse I was suffering from my husband. Went to the doc. and he put me on Effexor, an antidepressant. My health went down from there; it was a nightmare being on it and getting of it and it ruined my thyroid. I've been free of it for 4 1/2 years now!!! But now I am left w... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:00:18 EST CHALLENGE: *TREAT* yourself to a 10 lb. loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x49932038 CHALLENGE: *TREAT* yourself to a 10 lb. loss <em>431</em> <BR> Starts: Sunday, Sept. 16th <BR> Ends: Thursday, Nov. 1st <BR> <BR> We have 6 1/2 weeks starting Sunday, Sept. 16th thru Oct. 31st to lose 10 lbs.; that's approx. <BR> 1.5 lbs. per week. <BR> <BR> I'm not going to specify any "have too" exercises. Let's just encourage one another to stay moving and eat healthy. <BR> <BR> I'm motivated!!! <BR> <BR> Any takers??? <em>431</em> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:17:59 EST Autoimmune Diseases - Balancing Immunity's Arms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x49920354 Having Hasimotos and a serious candida infection, I've been researching on how to improve my immune system. I came across an article, "Immune System Imbalance (TH2) Overiew". Here are some snippets with a link afterwards for the whole article: <BR> <BR> "The quality of an individual's immune system can be evaluated through the balance of cytokines it is producing. This increasingly popular classification method is referred to as the Th1/Th2 balance." <BR> <BR> "Th1 cells secrete INF-gamma a... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:26:46 EST 3 Secret Blood Tests of Autoimmune Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x49905117 3 Secret Blood Tests of Autoimmune Disease <BR> <BR> <link>bouncetoacure.com/scleroderma-news/3<BR>-secret-blood-tests-autoimmune-disease/ </link> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:27:31 EST Ricki Lake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x49881948 Did anybody else watch her show today? It was all about hormones. One of the docs talked about thyroid and said that if your TSH isn't below 2 you may have a problem. So glad to hear her say that as most don't. <BR> <BR> Mary Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:38:18 EST Switching from Synthroid to NDT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x49859167 The best thing I've ever done is switch from synthroid to NDT. I'm in Canada, so I take Erfa Thyroid. Almost all of my symptoms are gone now. I had no idea most of them were caused by synthroid. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:12:52 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x49832765 I wanted to stop through and say hello to everyone here. My thyroid is hypo, and I was without my medication for nearly the entire year until the 24th of August. I am trying to recover now from a really hard summer's battle with my body. Sat, 8 Sep 2012 18:47:17 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x49798320 I have been diagnosed with hashimoto's as my antibody levels were high even though my T3 and T4 are within the normal range. <BR> I greatly appreciate all the articles, wealth of experience and links. <BR> I am now on selenium and gluten free even though my GP says there is no medical evidence linking Hashimoto's and gluten. She has referred me to an endocrinologist, a six month wait. <BR> While I have many questions, two immediate concerns.... <BR> 1)Wondering what is the typical time betwe... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 12:45:16 EST Getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x49782180 Hi I'm starting back on sparkpeople. Two years ago I lost 50lbs using the great tools on this website. Unfortunately over the last 15 months I've gained back almost half of my weight. I've been suffering from fatigue, joint pain, muscle weakness, after a year of going to different doctors and testing I have been diagnosed with Hashimotos. I'm determined to stay healthy and lose my extra weight. I know it's going to be hard. Looking for some motivation and help with my goals. Thank you! :)) Wed, 5 Sep 2012 12:42:59 EST When It Rains... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x49611835 I had an ultrasound done a few days ago and saw my endo this morning... The nodules have enlarged again so another biopsy needs to be done and if signs of cancer the thyroid removed. <BR> <BR> Between the thyroid really acting up and a broken ankle in June I have had enough with medical things to last a lifetime just this year alone. <BR> <BR> It has also rained a lot here as is expected because it is the rainy/typhoon season but enough is enough! My back yard has flooded with water almos... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:34:23 EST New to the Team but not HT. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x49611502 Hi all, <BR> <BR> Longing to join a community that understands where I am coming from. Looking forward to get to know you. <BR> <BR> Cheers, glad to have found you. :) <BR> <em>250</em> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:06:31 EST Has anyone tried Essential Oils for Hashi's? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x49590452 I was wondering if anyone has tried using essential oils to treat their Hashimoto's? I know there are a few notable companies on the market but the one I'm most familiar with due to my own positive results is DoTerra. They have a specific formula for people who suffer from Hashimoto's, that consists of certified organic therapeutic grade oils. They have a suggested regimen that includes a multivitamin along with the oils that is somewhat costly (unless you pay a one-time membership fee or o... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:17:08 EST update http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x49543393 As many of you know, this weekend my son was wounded severely in Afghanistan. Apparently shot with an assault weapon. Sad situation, but unfortunately, that's war. Sad. <BR> <BR> Had surgery to repair his leg. Don't know the extent of damages, but isn't walking yet. He is able to move his toes. That's good. He just transferred about 10 minutes ago back to Ft. Wainwright for physical therapy, counseling and recuperation. So that's VERY good, as they must consider him stable. That's ... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:25:27 EST Hyper episode...how do I handle this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x49481154 I'm currently experiencing a hyper episode.....my first ever. How do I manage this? What should I be doing, or not doing until this passes? <BR> My back-story.....undiagnosed for years. Then I was on just Synthroid for a few years, but my doses kept going up. So they added Cytomel. That stabilized my medication, but I still had loads of symptoms and not enough energy. So I pushed to get on Thyroid (desiccated thyroid brand in Canada). It took 3 years and 4 doctors, but I got it almost 2 years... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 03:16:07 EST Non-Floride Tooth Paste http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21616x22376x49406380 3 tbsp baking soda <BR> 2 tbsp coconut oil <BR> 20-25 drops of essential oil-peppermint or spearmint <BR> (begin with about 15 drops, then add more as needed to suite your taste, you can also use half peppermint AND half spearmint) <BR> 1/2 small packet of stevia powder <BR> <BR> mix all ingredients, you can double or triple to keep handy in bathroom. Store in a glass jar with lid or cut off the end of an empty toothpaste tube, clean out and store in there. You can roll up the end of tube a... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 06:27:24 EST We need some more ACTIONS here! So I propose..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x49406344 We need some more ACTIONS here! So I propose.....I will check in Daily - help people where I can and try to have some thought provoking posts! Anyone with me? Sat, 11 Aug 2012 06:21:07 EST Synthoid Dosing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x49350519 My present doctor prescribes my synthoid based on my test results. I am meeting with a new endrocrinologist next week and when I told him what dose on synthoid I was on (100mg) he asked my weight and told me I needed to have it increased and perhaps doubled. I know if it is increased to much it will make things worse instead of better. <BR> <BR> Just curious as to how other doctors do it Tue, 7 Aug 2012 12:35:58 EST New to the team but not to gland issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x49337679 In 2007 I started having issues and all the doctors thought I needed to have checked was tsh. They sent me to two iin 2008 and both of them only ran tsh, not the complete panel. They did coritsol levels in blood and urine but their conculsion was that I was fat, go to WW and when I developed diabetes come back to them <BR> <BR> My new FP doctor ran hormones, then did 3 rounds of saliva tests all which showed no /low levels of DHEA, Vitamin D and TSH which was barely functioning. So I... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 17:36:04 EST New and BEYOND FUSTRATED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x49317470 I was diagnosed back in 2009 after something traumatic happened to me in December 2008. Since then I have had my blood work done every 3 months trying to stabilize my numbers. I have done a TON of research... tried different eating plans to feel better and lose the 30 pounds I have packed on.... I am BEYOND FRUSTRATED! I NEVER feel normal.... I can 't lose weight.... I am NOT looking for a magic pill - just something to help me feel "Human" again.. To help lesson my panic attacks - my obsessi... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 11:58:27 EST hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x49276870 so cool to find a team about this... you say Hashimoto's disease and even some health professionals get a blank stare. <BR> i was diagnosed in my 30s.. finally... when one day i was at the laundromat and literally could not lift my arms to fold one more towel. i went to see my doctor who ACTUALLY listened... she talked to me for about half and hour then said she was sure i either had chronic fatigue syndrome or thyroid disease. <BR> after blood tests, she called me in and said "i don't know ... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 15:31:34 EST Lightheaded ness---this is new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x49096628 So I was diangnosed about 4 years ago. Currently I'm on 100mcg of Levothyroxine. For just over a year I've been doing weight watchers and so far have lost 60lbs. I'm still in the "obese" BMI range. <BR> <BR> For the past few weeks I've been experiencing fatigue in the afternoon. When I come home from work I just zonk out. But that isn't really new. I often go through periods of exhaustion, I force my way through it and at some point I'm back to normal. There are several possible reasons, I ... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 08:41:31 EST Hashi's but normal thyroid levels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x49057572 Hey all, been diagnosed earlier this year with Hashi's though my thyroid levels are all spot on (pretty much right in the middle for everything). I have a lot of the symptoms of hypothyroidism though and I'm wondering if anyone else is in my same position (HUGE antibodies but normal other levels) and if they've had a doc do anything about it? Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:48:10 EST December 2012 Monthy Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x48855847 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 13:17:10 EST Is it quiet here because it's summer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x48837179 Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm new here. I did a brief intro in the appropriate section. I'm looking forward to learning with and from you all about how you've been doing. Things that have helped, things that haven't helped so much, all that. <BR> <BR> I'm a full-time mom of four sons. I get to homeschool them until they get to high school. It's like an identity crisis, since I will only have my youngest home this next year. So what do I do NEXT? I have come to realize that I have been operating ... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 10:28:36 EST Is there a home test? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x48567310 I am no longer on my parents good insurance, and have a new one (not so good) the last time I got my thyroid tested was in December and it cost almost $200!! Is that normal? Plus, she just said it was normal and didn't listen that I was sleeping all the time. She told me stress or anemia is to cause. this is like always their answer, and it may not be my thyroid...but I told her I was sleeping 9 hours a night sometime and she didn't say that was bad... <BR> I was thinking of getting checked a... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 19:35:22 EST How do you go from synthetic to natural T4? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x48511255 I am very interested in going natural. I'm just not sure how to go about it. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:02:23 EST about Remarkable -- Dr. Wahls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x48460424 Thanks for posting this, Julee! You know, it is so very important to remember the interconnectedness of autoimmune diseases. Having one really can set you up for more . . . unless you do your best to control the INFLAMMATION. Again, thanks for posting this! Sun, 10 Jun 2012 13:36:49 EST Remarkable - Dr. Terry Wahls (Autoimmune Info) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x48458506 <em>227</em> Please post any comments or replies in Discussion Forum <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Before you dismiss this video with the thought "well she has MS and I have Hashi's - they're different, why are you showing me this?", know this: <BR> <BR> MS and Hashi's are both autoimmune diseases. <BR> <BR> The thing autoimmunes have in common is INFLAMMATION. <BR> <BR> If you look around the internet, there are several folks who have completely reversed their disease state through diet an... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 10:38:09 EST Healing Hashi's? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x48453513 Hi! <BR> <BR> I've been reading lots (too much?) to see what can be done to reverse autoimmune disorders. Anybody here see progress in the right direction? <BR> <BR> I came across a doctor who seems to have case histories where he HAS helped patients reverse their autoimmune disorders. Dr. Mark Hyman. Here's a link to an article he wrote: <BR> http://drhyman.com/blog/conditions/how-t<BR>o-stop-attacking-yourself-9-steps-to-h<BR>eal-autoimmune-disease/ <BR> <BR> I'd love to hear your s... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 22:52:17 EST Just diagnosed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x48284477 Hi... <BR> <BR> I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto disease. I had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2005. I knew there was more to my hypothyrodism but my doctors reassured me that "it was all in my head". I finally went to an endocronologist who did the right tests and now I know I'm not crazy!!! <BR> <BR> I am so excited that there is a Hashimoto group to join...thank you! I am excited to read the blogs and see what other alternatives are out there! Tue, 29 May 2012 20:59:33 EST Things you probably never knew about the FDA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x47926466 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x<BR>47926462 </link> Sat, 5 May 2012 14:59:42 EST Things you probably never knew about the FDA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x47926462 <em>227</em> Please post any comments or replies in Discussion Forum <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Courts Slaps FDA and FTC for Unjustified Attacks by Dr. Mercola <BR> <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2012/05/05/fda-disclaimer-on-g<BR>reen-tea-revised.aspx?e_cid=20120505_D<BR>NL_art_2 </link> <BR> <BR> Did you know it's currently illegal for a food or supplement producer to tell you about their products' scientifically proven health benefits? <BR> <BR> As ... Sat, 5 May 2012 14:59:26 EST June 2012 Monthy Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x47855926 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Tue, 1 May 2012 10:14:28 EST April 2012 Monthly Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x47369528 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 12:03:20 EST Step Count Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x47369503 How many Steps did you walk today? <BR> <BR> Give a count for the day and your running total! <BR> <BR> Include dates. <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Sun, 1 Apr 2012 12:01:08 EST vitamins and supplements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x47017866 having trouble finding the article on the vitamins and supplements, help anyone. Sun, 11 Mar 2012 10:47:30 EST March 2012 Monthly Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x46914560 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 10:47:42 EST T4 and Selenium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x46912607 I feel horrible I have no energy what so ever. My Dr. raised my synthetic T4 from .50 to .75 and now 1.00 and I’ve been no 1.00 for a little over a month now. It seems like this synthetic T4 isn’t working but it’s working my TSH is getting lower and lower but now my T3 has become an issue. I don’t understand what’s going on. <BR> Besides the synthetic T4 I’m also taking Selenium for the Hashimoto’s could that be the reason why I’m feeling the way I’m feeling? I’m going for blood work today so... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 09:06:44 EST Work Out Point Challenge for 3/4-3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x46774951 In this game, we give ourselves points for the things we do each day and take away points for things we did that weren't good for us or things we did not do that we should have. <BR> <BR> This challenge starts Sunday because the SP fitness tracker counts from Sunday to Saturday (which will help you with your calculations later in the week). <BR> <BR> Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 points ... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 10:33:28 EST Step count Challenge 2/26 - 3/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x46774861 How many Steps did you walk today? <BR> <BR> Give a count for the day and your running total! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Sun, 26 Feb 2012 10:28:38 EST Step count Challenge 2/5-2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x46466534 How many Steps did you walk today? <BR> <BR> Give a count for the day and your running total! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Tue, 7 Feb 2012 12:02:07 EST February 2012 Fitness Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x46379985 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 11:25:27 EST Step count Challenge 1/29 - 2/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x46319083 How many Steps did you walk today? <BR> <BR> Give a count for the day and your running total! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:19:12 EST re: Massive conflict of interest . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x46192319 What a great, eye-opening article by Dr. Mercola. It is spot on. It just is appalling that $$$$ rules over science. <BR> <BR> My son was diagnosed with ADHD, and co-morbid challenges as well. The point is I had to search far-and-wide to find a Dr. that was willing to take natural approaches to help him learn how to naturally handle his challenges. FINALLY did find one. And guess what . . . the natural approaches worked for him. Things are NOT perfect by any means, but at age 19 he is... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 10:35:33 EST Massive Conflict of Interest in Gov't Health Recs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x46182644 <em>227</em> Please post any comments or replies in Discussion Forum <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Why is Massive Conflict of Interest Allowed in Government Health Recommendations? <BR> <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2012/01/21/massive-conflict-of<BR>-interest-allowed-in-government-health<BR>-recommendations.aspx?e_cid=20120121_DNL_art_2 </link> <BR> <BR> By Dr. Mercola <BR> <BR> When it comes to medicine, mere disclosure of conflict of interest is not nearl... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:49:15 EST Step Count Challenge 1/22 - 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x46172918 How many Steps did you walk today? <BR> <BR> Give a count for the day and your running total! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! <BR> Sun, 22 Jan 2012 11:07:01 EST Work Out Point Challenge for Jan 22-28, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x46172899 In this game, we give ourselves points for the things we do each day and take away points for things we did that weren't good for us or things we did not do that we should have. <BR> <BR> This challenge starts Sunday because the SP fitness tracker counts from Sunday to Saturday (which will help you with your calculations later in the week). <BR> <BR> Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 points ... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 11:05:58 EST Work Out Point Challenge for Jan 15-21, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x46042364 In this game, we give ourselves points for the things we do each day and take away points for things we did that weren't good for us or things we did not do that we should have. <BR> <BR> This challenge starts Sunday because the SP fitness tracker counts from Sunday to Saturday (which will help you with your calculations later in the week). <BR> <BR> Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 points ... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 12:24:12 EST Step Count Challenge 1/15 - 1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x46042312 How many Steps did you walk today? <BR> <BR> Give a count for the day and your running total! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Sun, 15 Jan 2012 12:20:56 EST L-Tyrosine Supplement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x45950609 Has anyone tried taking l-tyrosine to supplement the thyroid medications? I'm looking for something to boost my mood and read that l-tyrosine could help raise dopamine levels, but also is a precursor for thyroid hormone. <BR> <BR> I don't really want to mess with my thyroid levels, but I want something stronger than the St.John's Wort I've been taking. <BR> <BR> Any comments are appreciated! Thanks! Tue, 10 Jan 2012 15:12:15 EST Lotion Bars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21616x22376x45906648 These are great - my daughter uses hers everywhere and goes through them quickly. <BR> <BR> Lotion Bars <BR> <BR> 4.25 oz beeswax <BR> 4.25 oz shea butter or cocoa butter <BR> 5.5 oz coconut oil <BR> <BR> when I have it, I add a tablespoon or so of lanolin to the melt. <BR> <BR> Melt all over VERY low heat (or in a crock pot on low or med) and pour into a container or mold. <BR> <BR> IF you notice that your body temp isn't high enough to melt the bar with ease, you can re-melt the b... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 17:51:40 EST Non Toxic Oven Cleaner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21616x22376x45897907 As many of you know, I am a soap maker and have a healthy respect for lye, but do not fear it. That being said, oven cleaners and their fine sprays of lye can be scary. <BR> <BR> When I first read about this some time ago, I had my doubts. Then one of my most favorite people in the world tried this out in his oven and raved about the results. So I gave it a try. Wow. <BR> <BR> My first advisory is this: USE PAINTER'S TAPE OR PAPER TOWELS TO BLOCK THE VENTS ON THE DOOR SO THAT DRIPS ... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 10:36:45 EST Challenge Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x45897581 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I know everyone has different levels of fitness and different goals. This is why I have set up 4 different challenges. Hopefully these accommodate everyone. <BR> <BR> However, in the interest of garnering more participation, I'd like feedback from members who are interested in participating in challenges, but don't feel comfortable with the ones we currently have going. Reply to this post with your ideas. <BR> <BR> See current challenges here: <link>www.sparkpeople... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 10:21:39 EST Step Count Challenge 1/8 - 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x45897575 How many Steps did you walk today? Give a count for the day and your running total! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Sun, 8 Jan 2012 10:21:11 EST Small Steps - something everyday 3/4-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x45897556 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of jumping jacks today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Sun, 8 Jan 2012 10:20:14 EST Work Out Point Challenge for Jan 8-14, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x45897531 In this game, we give ourselves points for the things we do each day and take away points for things we did that weren't good for us or things we did not do that we should have. <BR> <BR> This challenge starts Sunday because the SP fitness tracker counts from Sunday to Saturday (which will help you with your calculations later in the week). <BR> <BR> Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 points ... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 10:19:18 EST Stress and Its Draining Effects http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x45400187 Has anyone else noticed that after doing to much or when you have a stressful day or even a few days your body seems to crash. My body just seesm to shut itself off. I have no energy and i'm extremely sleepy. I feel like i just cant move. Tue, 6 Dec 2011 14:16:55 EST January 2012 Fitness Challenge - setting goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x45321920 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "M... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 11:34:12 EST Just found out what to call it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x45256032 Hey from TN! New to Spark and this is my 1st post! I found a super Osteopath that gave me a name to what my condition has been for 30+ years! I'm looking for recipes, meal plans, etc. To loose 30 lbs. I'm taking all natural support and vitamins. I've gained 7 lbs in a month! What am I doing wrong? Looking forward to learning from all of you! <em>224</em> Sun, 27 Nov 2011 09:56:57 EST "None of my patients feel good with normal levels" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x45214325 Says my endo. And she says it like this is to be expected. Like people with Hashi's/hypo are just supposed to take insufficient meds, have "normal" numbers and never feel good ever again. <BR> <BR> This discussion occurred today after I revealed that I have been taking an OTC dessicated thyroid product for the past month or so and that I felt a million times better than when I walked into her office two months ago. <BR> <BR> My T4 was normal, but my TSH was suppressed. She freaked out and r... Wed, 23 Nov 2011 16:28:40 EST November 2011 Fitness Challenge - setting goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x44866930 This challenge is about setting a goal and trying to reach it. <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Choose your goal level: <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 12:11:07 EST Thyroid Removed in 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x44839271 Had my thyroid removed in Oct 2009. My throat was three times its normal size, neck swollen, heart palpitations, and a benign tumor hidden in one of the large goiters ( i had several). My scar ended being the length of the entire front side of my neck instead of 2 inches. And since the surgery i still don't have my health of my body back. Worst part is the insomnia. Sun, 30 Oct 2011 20:14:37 EST thinning hair help? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x44839032 What does everyone use for shampoo and conditioner? I'm hoping to find some help for my noticeably thinning hair on the top of my head. <BR> <BR> I went to Sally's but the lady wouldn't give me any advice. The lady who cuts my hair doesn't have any recommendations either since it is a medically related issue. <BR> <BR> I have naturally messy hair (think Julia Roberts); some of it curls, some of it lays flat, some of it has big waves, then some of it curls up in tendrils when I sweat. I a... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 19:58:26 EST To Drug or Not to Drug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x44761190 Article is here: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x<BR>44761180 </link> <BR> <BR> Those of us who have thyroids that have sunk into very low production, have had them removed and other serious situations where a prescription med is necessary for life understand that we will pretty much always be on Rx meds. <BR> <BR> But do we really need to hit any age, let alone 60 or 70 and be on 18 (like my grandmother), 22 or 24? <BR> <BR> <em>... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:57:45 EST To Drug or Not to Drug? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x44761180 <em>227</em> PLease do not respond directly to this Article. please see the Discussion Forum for a thread on this topic <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x447<BR>61190 </link> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2011/08/1<BR>5/humphries-md-drugs-vaccines-to-drug-<BR>or-not-to-drug/ </link> <BR> <BR> Suzanne Humphries, MD <BR> August 15, 2011 <BR> <BR> There was once a time when hardly a day went by without my takin... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:56:38 EST Can I take "Align"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x44747522 There is a supplement called Align that is basically probiotics or the "good" bacteria in a pill. So...I guess it is just like eating a ton of yogurt in one day. <BR> I don't think there is anything harmful in eating yogurt, I don't avoid it, or because it has probiotics but I was wondering if there is a reason I shouldn't take these supplements? I asked when buying them and was just told not to take them at the same time as my meds-I figured that... <BR> But is there any reason I wouldn't be... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:24:25 EST Homemade All Purpose Spray Cleaner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21616x22376x44713852 I usually don't share recipes like this til I've actually tried them a few times and made sure they work. <BR> <BR> I'm actually quite impressed with how well this turned out. And we all liked the way it performed enough that I now make it up a gallon at a time. A gallon costs about 2.00 to make (I don't use distilled water, I use filter tap water). This takes the place of Formula 409 in our house and IMO, it performs as well on light dirt, but I often need a second go over or some soak t... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 19:01:59 EST Homemade Laundry Soap powder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21616x22376x44712070 - 2 parts grated Fels Naphtha Soap <BR> (some use Ivory Bar Soap, others use Castile Bar Soap - I make my own 0% superfat hard soap and use that) <BR> - 1 part Washing Soda (not baking soda - washing soda is a bit more caustic) <BR> - 1 part Borax powder (as in 20 mule team - available in the laundry aisle at the grocery) <BR> - A few drops citrus or lavender essential oil (OPTIONAL) <BR> <BR> A good place to start with this is 1 cup soap shreds, 1/2 cup washing soda, and 1/2 cup borax. Th... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 16:11:43 EST Poll - Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x44709141 Hi everyone - <BR> <BR> I've been setting up team challenges. There has been some interest, but it usually boils down to 1 person playing because I get knocked out a lot right now... I guess... LOL Latest thing is a fall, but I plan to be back at it tomorrow. Today is my day of REST (YEAH, right) <BR> <BR> So, what I'd like to hear from you is ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PLAYING IN A CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> And, if so, what kind of challenge would you have the most fun playing? <BR> <BR> <em... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 11:19:04 EST FunPoll-What's your Fave, weights, cardio or both? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x44709106 Weights with some cardio here & there... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 11:16:20 EST What is your THING(S)? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x44700426 What is/are the thing(s) you do for you that make you feel the best? Fri, 21 Oct 2011 18:51:59 EST Advices http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x44686016 What is the most important piece of advice you've ever received as a thyroid patient? <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:15:50 EST Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x44686004 How much exercise do you think is your body's 'minimum' or 'maximum' to feel your best? <BR> <BR> What type of exercise is your favorite? Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:15:05 EST Another Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x44680560 I'm new to this team and new to Hashi's. I've known that something was wrong for a while, but it took almost 6 years to finally get a diagnosis. <BR> <BR> Now, I'm on L-thyroxine but it appears that I am allergic to the pills. Both the Synthroid and the generic cause intense nasal congestion, sinus headache and a brohchitis-like cough at night. I am also taking porcine dessicated thyroid. <BR> <BR> I have been on L-thyroxine for approximately three weeks, and have been using the dessicate... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:26:31 EST Work Out Point Challenge for Oct 16 - 22, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x44613013 In this game, we give ourselves points for the things we do each day and take away points for things we did that weren't good for us or things we did not do that we should have. <BR> <BR> This challenge starts Sunday because the SP fitness tracker counts from Sunday to Saturday (which will help you with your calculations later in the week). <BR> <BR> Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 points ... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 12:26:40 EST Shame on AMA’s Archives of Internal Medicine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x44543105 <link>www.anh-usa.org/shame-on-ama-archive<BR>s-of-internal-medicine/ </link> <BR> <BR> Did you hear the breaking news last night—that multivitamins may shorten your life? Here’s how junk science from the AMA set off the media frenzy. <BR> <BR> Bloomberg phrased it this way: “Multivitamins and some dietary supplements, used regularly by an estimated 234 million US adults, may do more harm than good, according to a study that tied their use to higher death rates among older women.” The st... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 19:41:50 EST Add This Seasoning to Your Food Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x44520147 <em>227</em> Please do not post to this thread. You may create a thread on the general discussion forum for this subject. Thank you. <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Reading this article on the original site may be easier because of text size control and other issues - here is the link: <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2011/09/20/salt-myth.aspx?e_ci<BR>d=20110920_DNL_art_3 </link> <BR> <BR> The idea that salt is bad for you and contributes to heart disease is ... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:39:07 EST Small Steps - something everyday 10/16 - 10/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x44503138 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of jumping jacks today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Sun, 9 Oct 2011 11:39:24 EST WooHoo! Joined the team AND posted my first blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x44476823 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm so excited to be here. I'm Mad. I'm a Hashimoto's and Cancer Survivor. I'm here, trying to lose the weight I gained during my 'lost years.' I can't wait to meet everybody. If you get a chance, please read my blog post and let me know what you think! <BR> <BR> Mad <BR> Fri, 7 Oct 2011 13:49:35 EST Supplements and what they do http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x44474712 <em>227</em> Please do not reply directly to this post - you may start a thread on this in the Discussion forum - Thank you! <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> -- VITAMIN A - A deficiency in A may limit the body's ability to produce thyroid hormone. <BR> <BR> -- VITAMIN B2 (Riboflavin) A shortage of b2 can depress endocrine function, especially the thyroid and adrenals. <BR> <BR> -- VITAMIN B3 (niacin) - b3 keeps cells working by aiding in respiration and delivery to the cells. <BR> <BR> --... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 11:21:01 EST Supplement information - long but may be worth it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x44458998 This is from a document that was compiled over years in my own trials with my thyroid issues. Nothing in this should be construed as medical advice. <BR> <BR> SUPPLEMENTS <BR> <BR> -- VITAMIN A - A deficiency in A may limit the body's ability to produce thyroid hormone. <BR> <BR> -- VITAMIN B2 (Riboflavin) A shortage of b2 can depress endocrine function, especially the thyroid and adrenals. <BR> <BR> -- VITAMIN B3 (niacin) - b3 keeps cells working by aiding in respiration and delivery... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 12:53:34 EST How do you know if it's Hashimoto's ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x44447464 I was given a phone call many years ago with the results of my thyroid test. The doctor was rather stressed and said that I will have to and pick up a perscription for synthroid right away and that my thyroid counts were way low and that I would have to take this medicatin for the rest of my life. At this time I had just moved to a new city and had changed doctoers. He just continues perscribing the meds and checking the numbers and adjusting it to get it right. I never found out anything ... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 20:20:05 EST Work Out Point Challenge for Oct 2 - 8, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x44369459 In this game, we give ourselves points for the things we do each day and take away points for things we did that weren't good for us or things we did not do that we should have. <BR> <BR> This challenge starts Sunday because the SP fitness tracker counts from Sunday to Saturday (which will help you with your calculations later in the week). <BR> <BR> Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 points ... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 13:09:33 EST Small Steps - something everyday 10/2 - 10/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x44367422 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of jumping jacks today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Sat, 1 Oct 2011 10:34:12 EST October 2011 Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x44367397 Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "MY Fitness Minutes" turned on, then to the right side of your screen, you will see your minutes for this week,... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 10:32:51 EST Gluten free meal planner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x44303396 Hi there....I have been diagnosed with hashi, after many years of illness.. They have found that I probably was born with a thyroid disorder and after 44 years of pain, CFS, MCS, Fibro, and a number of other illness...I have gone gluten free. I am taking armour and selenium along with many other vitamins and a daily b12 shot for about 3 months ( yes daily with magnesium I was so low they wanted to hospitalize me but I wanted to stay home due to my MCS I still have markes from the ekg machine ... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:51:54 EST New and in need of help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x44233645 I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism for over 12 years now. I am on Levothyroxine as prescribed by my MD. However, I am still feeling the effects of being hypothyroid and have been worse since after the birth of my daughter last September, even though my test results are normal. Now, being hypothyroid for over 12 years now, I have seen a lot of doctors, which cost a lot of money and time, and just to hear them say that my tests are normal and its probably just stress, I’m not eating this or... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 10:54:45 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x44219667 Hello all! I am new to the team. I am a 30 years old and was diagnosed with Hashimotos disease 15 years ago. As you can imagine, gaining lots of weight in my teen years was not fun. I have been struggling with my weight since I was diagnosed, giving blood once every 3 months because they could never seem to get my dosage right. My dosages have ranges from 200 mcg to 300mcg. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in June 2009. I had a full thyroidectomy (was not like it was working anyway)... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 13:48:04 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x44152759 Hi, I'm Heidi. I'm a Hoosier who has had hypothyroidism for 12 years. I'm 1/2 way on my journey to losing 82 lbs. I've been on a synthroid-type med this whole time but am still losing my hair no matter what brand of shampoo I use (even Sulfate-free's). It takes me weeks to lose 1 lb but it seems I can gain weight with 1 extra calorie or fat gram. So, I'm looking for ways to help my thyroid, weight-loss journey, and my hair. I'd love to get off the synthroid and use more natural methods. Sun, 18 Sep 2011 21:15:19 EST Hypo and sick of being seen as "lazy and irritable http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x44063582 My name is Emily. Mother of 2 girls (4yo & 9mo). After I forced my ob/gyn to test my thyroid when I was 5 months postpartum I have been on synthroid... and my dosing keeps going up. I feel like I have probably had these problems pre babies as well. <BR> <BR> I was 195 when I had 2nd DD. I was always about 150 prepreg weight. In a 3 months span I have gained almost 50 lbs. I am now at a higher weight then I ever was pregnant :( I have NO energy, and it seems like no one gets it... they think ... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 13:36:29 EST Ugh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x44040060 I have hypothyroidism and am not aware of any symptoms other than the loss of outer eyelashes and brows. I'm sure my weight is affected and as others have noted, it's soooo hard to keep the weight off. I want to lose 7 or 8 pounds and find that a challenge. I'm not very physically active and I've got to change that. After all, who's more important in my life than ME! I eat nutritionally well, always organically unless I'm out at a restaurant or at friends'. My endocronologist is so satisfied ... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 10:11:46 EST Do you have Adrenal Fatigue? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x43670989 I bet you do. It's a 'gateway disease' for many other disease states including Celiac, thyroid (hypo, hashi), and diabetes. <BR> <BR> The body was made to utilize vitamins and minerals as well as food to keep itself healthy. It is miraculously capable of healing IF the poison stops and the GOOD starts going in. Give it a chance. <BR> <BR> Conventional medicine doesn't currently acknowledge adrenal fatigue. In her book 'Tired and Wired', Marcelle Pick generously states that conventio... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:56:05 EST More CW bs...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x43670118 <link>www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/2011/0<BR>7/25/the-good-housekeeping-fiasco/ </link> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:17:12 EST It's never too late for change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x43619731 I've been diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and am about 35 lbs overweight. Having a thyroid condition makes it difficult to lose weight, but I need to do it for my health. I have been gluten-free since January, and have been on the South Beach Diet for about a month. I enjoy hiking and Zumba. My personal interests include sewing, knitting, reading, and cooking. I work full-time and am going to school full-time also. Fri, 19 Aug 2011 09:14:59 EST goiter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x43593630 I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis in February. I'm not currently on any medication. In April I started noticing pressure on my throat and hoarseness. Since then the pressure has gotten worse, my voice has changed (more raspy - very noticeable singing at church), I have an occasional cough, and breathing feels like alot of work. In the past month, pain in the same location has gotten worse. I'm going in to the endocrinologist for an ultrasound and evaluation on friday. <BR> I t... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 18:58:01 EST Low White Blood Cell Count http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x43133246 Hi. I haven't been on here for a couple weeks. I went to see a naturopath who hooked me up with great supliments and has me on a restricted diet. I've been feel pretty good, with only a couple lows. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, however, I got some lab work done to check TSH levels as well as a full blood work check up. My White blood cell count came back low. It was low three months ago when I had it checked and now it's even lower. The doctor who called me sounded concerned and said I should ... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 12:48:39 EST Mexican drugs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x42954951 Hello! I have been a pretty non-active member but I felt everyone here would be the best people to ask about this. So I was diagnosed with Hashi's about 4 years ago? Started out at 75 mcg and last time I went to go see my Dr I was up to 137 mcg. So the problem here is that unfortunately, I lost my insurance a while back, haven't seen a doctor for my thyroid in easily over a year. My father was down in mexico for a vacation and found the heaven of Mexican pharmacies. Trying to be nice he ... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 20:46:01 EST Suppleme nts-CLA, 5-HTP, Q-10,etc.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x42861325 Hi fellow Hashis... <BR> I finished reading Mary Shamons book <BR> and was wondering if anybody takes any of the <BR> supplements she recommends? <BR> I mean besides the most common ones like <BR> calcium, vitamin D, magnesium..... <BR> <BR> \THANKS <BR> Angie Thu, 7 Jul 2011 20:48:28 EST How do you lower antibodies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x42619042 I know that's the million dollar question.. but I am very curious ot hear if any of you have made attempts to lower antibodies. <BR> <BR> I have had hashi's since I was 13yo so I am very well versed in the ups and downs of thyroid issues. Currently, I feel pretty well managed, but I would like to know how to lower my antibodies. <BR> <BR> My recent tests showed that my antibodies were up over 4000 for one level and nearl 2000 for the other. Sheesh! <BR> <BR> How can I get those lo... Fri, 24 Jun 2011 16:09:09 EST acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x42618467 In February I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I want to hold off the hormones for as long as possible, so when I started noticing fatigue and brain fog a couple of months ago, I went to a traditional chinese medicine practitioner to see if I could slow the progress. <BR> The thyroid is hardly mentioned in tcm, and the only treatment for goiter is sea vegetables (iodine). My diagnosis was "liver qi stagnation leading to spleen qi deficiency with associated dampness and secondar... Fri, 24 Jun 2011 15:27:35 EST Rough day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x42597350 I am having a super rough day. I know my endo said it would take a year for my levels to get balanced out, but I didn't think I would crash like this. I had been on levo for about 2 months and I was getting better every day. I even had about a month where i was super energetic and motivated. Then yesterday and today it's like I'm back to where I was before taking levo. I've been getting worse for about a week. <BR> <BR> The dr. switched me to Armour. Today is day 1. I guess my T3 leve... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 13:16:12 EST Questions, questions, questions... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x42559788 Hi I am new to this forum and was diagnosed with Hashi's about 2 months ago. I was hypo-thyroid (TSH = 4.6), my TSH levels are now a 1.34. My thyroid peroxidase was at 300 at the time of being diagnosed. I am not sure what I am at now. <BR> <BR> Question 1: Joint pain/muscle fatigue. I have the worst joint pain in my shoulders and hips and it seems like every time I move my wrists and elbows are popping and cracking. I know joint pain is a symptom of hashi's/hypothyroid but I am just... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 16:42:04 EST Sept 2011 Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x42193000 Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "MY Fitness Minutes" turned on, then to the right side of your screen, you will see your minutes for this week,... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 12:56:15 EST Just got my labs .... not good. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x41999815 So I just got my lab results back today and my T4 free is 0.51 (normal is .65 -1.4 was recently changed from .5 - 2). I have come to turms with having Hashimoto's thyroiditis and have worked really hard to just accept some of these side effects, like the extra weight, the slow metabolism and my fatigue. <BR> <BR> However, in January, I did a fitness challenge at work, and I was working out 5d/wk and also tracking my sleep, exercise and food patterns. I was then I realized I sleep an awful... Mon, 23 May 2011 19:30:48 EST Have you tried Tirosint? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x41942788 Hey all, my doc just switched me to name brand Cytomel (which I've been on for about a month, and I have to say...I'm not sure about it), and now I'm starting to take Tirosint. I'm excited about the Tirosint that it's gluten and lactose free! My pharmacy has to order it for me, which is a pain, but I'm hoping I notice a difference. <BR> <BR> It's sooooo frustrating trying to pull apart what I'm feeling...as in, is it the meds or life stressors? ugh! Fri, 20 May 2011 15:00:55 EST Weight gain causing increase in dosage or... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x41868728 ?..the other way around? I was at 139 @ 100 mcg of levothyroxine. My weight has gone up, and so has my dosage, but I don't know whether or not to contribute the weight gain to the thyroid, or the thyroid to the weight gain. My dosage has steadi,y increased over the years, despite a hot thyroid nodule, or weight, so I tend to believe the former. However, Any input would be greatly appreciated, as I am not nearly as knowledgeable on this subject as I should be. Mon, 16 May 2011 23:23:10 EST May 2011 Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x41548852 Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "MY Fitness Minutes" turned on, then to the right side of your screen, you will see your minutes for this week,... Sun, 1 May 2011 10:31:09 EST slow release iron question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x41449022 I understand that I need to separate iron/calcium from my thyroid medicine. However, I tend to prefer slow release iron because "regular" iron in multivitamins tends to make me feel sick. Does anyone know how "slow" slow release is? Does slow mean that it takes an extra 30 minutes to all hit your stomach lining rather than all at the same second or does slow mean more like several hours (or somewhere in between)? Would taking a slow release iron at night interfere with taking my thyroid medic... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 09:48:35 EST Iodine/Iodide article bump http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x40639156 I found a previously posted article posted in this forum while searching for iodide/iodine information (due to the run on pills from the radiation scare in Japan): <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_<BR>messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x223<BR>76x18362852x1xfirst <BR> <BR> I was diagnosed with Graves' disease, and I had goiter, but I refused radiation and instead took PTU until I recovered. I think that my thyroid problems escalated due to pregnancy and childbirth. <BR> <BR> It ... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:12:19 EST article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x40505732 Hi! I just posted a great article from Sparkpeople about AutoImmune disorder awareness month..check it out! Sat, 12 Mar 2011 07:46:14 EST AutoImmune Awareness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x40505714 <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=mar<BR>ch_is_national_autoimmune_diseases_awa<BR>reness_month </link> Sat, 12 Mar 2011 07:44:53 EST Saliva test http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x40505455 Hi, <BR> <BR> I went to see my new doctor...loved him! He is a functional medicine doctor, and he has worked with Pam Smith (she works with Dr. David Brownstein) So he is right up my alley. <BR> <BR> Anyway, he is doing a slew of blood tests including the saliva test to test my adrenals/cortisol levels. <BR> <BR> has anyone done this? of can someone give me a little more information on this test? <BR> <BR> Thanks a bunch! Sat, 12 Mar 2011 07:25:57 EST Work Out Point Game for Feb 27 - Mar 5, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x40201364 Light Cardio minutes - 1 point for each minute <BR> intense cardio minutes - 2 points for each minute <BR> Weight training minutes - 2 point for each minute <BR> HIIT Cardio - 3 points for each minute <BR> Planning a workout and NOT doing it - minus 5 points <BR> Staying within your calorie range - 10 points <BR> Crunches or reverse crunches - 5 points <BR> Pushups, modified pushups, burpees - 5 <BR> chinups or pullups- 5 points <BR> drinking your 8 glasses of water per day - 5 points <BR> Po... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:08:28 EST April 2011 Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x40201272 Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "MY Fitness Minutes" turned on, then to the right side of your screen, you will see your minutes for this week,... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:04:09 EST Small Steps - something everyday 2/27- 3/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x40201235 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of jumping jacks today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:02:12 EST Flopping banging weird heart. Anyone else? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x40122182 Its always been with me. Blood pressure is wonderful. Heart rate is slightly above normal. I can hear my heart beat because of the ringing in my ears. Drives me Nuts. I've seen a cardiologist, I am fine. Fussy chest he says. No cholesterol problems. <BR> <BR> But it flops and shudders, bangs hard or beats weak, not all the time, but some days it freaks me a little bit, like today. <BR> <BR> Anyone? Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:50:47 EST adrenal support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x40085373 Do any of you take adrenal support supplements? if so, do you take them separately from your thyroid medication? and do you feel better? <BR> <BR> I think this is part of my problem, but want to get an official test done to confirm it. <BR> <BR> thanks Tue, 22 Feb 2011 03:08:17 EST Small Steps - something everyday 2/20-2/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x40044964 The biggest obstacle to our fitness is often OURSELVES. Overcome that obstacle one step at a time. <BR> Do SOMETHING, even if for only a few minutes, EVERY DAY! <BR> EVERYTHING counts from cleaning to running. <BR> Do 1 minute of jumping jacks today. Do 2 minutes of step ups. Walk, hike, pushups, situps. <BR> <BR> Whatever it is that you think you can do, DO IT! <BR> <BR> Post your activities each day. Remember, the goal is to do SOMETHING every day! <BR> <BR> Let's go Team! Sun, 20 Feb 2011 12:33:02 EST Monthly Fitness Minute Challenge - Feb 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x40044937 Even though we're mostly done with Feb, this challenge can still work - especially if you're using the fitness tracker here on SP - just add up all your minutes up to today and go from there. :) <BR> <BR> Everything you do counts. Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minut... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 12:31:35 EST Favorite Songs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x40044221 I Ride an Old Paint Sun, 20 Feb 2011 11:54:12 EST Name an old Movie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x40044215 Gone With the Wind Sun, 20 Feb 2011 11:53:29 EST How many points to your next trophy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x40044105 0 Sun, 20 Feb 2011 11:48:36 EST Show how you feel today with an emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x40044087 <em>41</em> Sun, 20 Feb 2011 11:47:53 EST Is anyone interested in fitness minute challenges? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x40043379 Let me know by posting to this thread and we can start weekly challenges, then monthly challenges. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 20 Feb 2011 11:12:24 EST When do you take your Levo? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x38965756 I know you're supposed to take Levo 1 hr. before or 3 hrs. after meals. And I know there are goiterotropic foods (cabbages,for example) and some fruits, too (oranges and grapefruit interfere with the med if you take it @ the same time as your med. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I read a blurb where it is a good idea to take your thyroid med at night. Ok, that works fine, except I also have to take calcium w/D3 and magnesium, which has to be taken @ nichg and it has to be 6 hr. spacing between the thyro... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 14:36:44 EST TSH Not Responding to Increased Meds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x38511107 I just got my labs back and was very surprised to see the TSH over 10, with a slightly low T4 (0.76) and a normal T3. I had my levels checked in September and the numbers were very similar so my ND increased the T4 in my compounded pill and there is NO change to the lab results. Weird? The strangest thing is that I feel pretty good and the last increase to T4 made a big difference for me. Any ideas on what is going on? Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:49:55 EST Vitamin D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x38497183 <em>227</em> Please do not reply directly to this post - you may start a thread on this in the Discussion forum - Thank you! <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Action Alert: Vitamin D Report Panelist Has Ties to Big Pharma <BR> <BR> As we reported last week, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) new and absurdly low vitamin D recommendation flies in the face of scientific evidence. Now we need your help to get Congress to launch an investigation. <BR> <BR> Some may ask, “Why are you treating this re... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:34:01 EST Really? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x38451723 So. Some of you can actually loose weight when you have "thyroid problems"? <BR> <BR> Hi, I'm Kim. New to posting and rather confused about it, but decided to just jump in and try. Not so new to thyroid woes though! Started off well over 25 years ago with Hyperthyroid...that took over a year to diagnose. Got the drink. Started gaining. and gaining. A few years later I was feeling really really wretched, and it took about 3 years to get diagnosed. Synthroid sure helped, but it stil... Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:10:14 EST New and Going Gluten-Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x38028049 I decided to try a gluten-free diet to see if it helps my thyroiditis. Today is day 3 for me of going gluten-free but as I wrote in today's blog, it's been a bit of a roller coaster ride. <BR> <BR> Out of the blue tonight, right after a totally gluten-free supper, I was seriously craving donuts. Huge, chocolate and cream-filled donuts. So not only was I craving something with gluten, but add dairy and junk food to the mix.I haven't eaten donuts in at least 6 months...why would I crave them... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 22:48:48 EST Hi, my name is Sarah, and I hate my thyroid. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x38002542 So, here I am again, back on the pills... I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's when I was just a wee lass (about 10 or 11) and went off the pills some time in high school. I've had my levels checked occasionally, and while they were a bit low it was never something I felt was causing me problems. I moved away from home when I was 17 and pretty much forgot about it until now, at 23, when I started having problems. <BR> <BR> Things have changed, and over the past year or so, I've gained 55 pounds.... Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:19:10 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x37748222 Well I have NO thyroid and have found it very hard to loose weight. I just retired and was in a very stressful job which caused me to gain. I have a wedding in April and would like to get rid of most of my weight. My question is what works best for thyroid people. I take 200mg of meds a day to stay within the norms. So HELP Fri, 5 Nov 2010 09:40:15 EST keep taking the medicine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x37474385 Hi its been 8 years now since I got diagnosed and I am still tired ,spotty , overweight ,tingly hands and forearms , brittle hair, and disappearing eyebrows ! 25mcg levothy all this time and always told biannual blood results satisfactory. all my troubles started after gall bladder removed..18 years ago...I have given up with docs who say I just have to live with all the ailments...so just getting on with it . <em>198</em> Fri, 22 Oct 2010 16:48:10 EST Got Thyroid Problems? Then Stop Consuming This http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x37288007 <em>227</em> PLEASE DO NOT POST A REPLY TO THIS ARTICLE <em>227</em> REPLY IN THE DISCUSSION FORUM ABOVE <BR> <BR> by Dr. Mercola <BR> direct link to article: <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2010/10/13/soy-controversy-and<BR>-health-effects.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> The perception that soy is a "health food" is a very common one. This is highly unfortunate, for a number of reasons which I'll discuss here. <BR> <BR> How Soy Became Known as a "Health Food"... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 11:49:05 EST Potency of Thyroid Meds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x37242813 Has anyone noticed a difference in potency of thyroid meds? I started on compounded T4/T3. Mentally I felt good, but physically was dragging - sleepy, slow hr/bp etc. So we tested my levels and my TSH was 9.8 and FT4 was low. My FT3 was fine so I think the T3 part of the meds is working. <BR> <BR> While my ND was reformulating my compounded to add more T4 (from 55mcg to 70) I reverted to my old Levo pills. I noticed a boost immediately - which is not supposed to happen with T4 meds - ... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 10:40:19 EST hair loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x37060048 Has anyone else experiences a cycle of hair loss? It is driving me crazy! I went through this once before. I just had my thyroid checked on May . . . no problems. Due for a TSH re-check this month. <BR> <BR> I am not having any other symptoms at all! My TSH is 2.0 which is great for me (I feel good as low as 1.5). <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Oct 2010 11:37:29 EST Low-carb diets???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x37024484 Before I found out that I had hashimoto's I had begun a low carb diet. I felt great, but then I would get even more fatigued than normal. I know that a lot of this was due to not being on the synthroid, but have any of you had this type of reaction after being on the hormone? I am wanting to go back to my low carb eating, now that I am getting treatment, but I wasn't sure if the hypoactive thyroid would have any effect on that. Do any of you follow a similar diet plan, and has it worked for y... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 16:46:43 EST The morning wait http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x36890585 What do people do for the morning wait? I tend to surf the internet since I'm waaay too hungry in the morning to exercise before I've eaten breakfast. Fri, 24 Sep 2010 09:19:38 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x36871763 Hi everyone. My name is Laura. I've had Hashimoto's disease since I was 11 or 12. I lost about 40 pounds on weight watchers about two years ago and kept it off for the most part. I've gotten frustrated lately because I keep gaining weight so I decided to join sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> I've always been a big person (literally, I was 5' 9" and 190 when I was 12!) but I want to get down to at least 200, I'm currently 227. My thyroid is doing well and I haven't had to up my medication for ab... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 10:50:30 EST Hi to all.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x36871387 Just joined the SP a day or so ago and found this forum. I couldn't help but notice that most of the group is female. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's back in 1996 and have been on Levothyroxin ever since. Had quite a bout with it back in the beginning and would like to extend any help to anyone else dealing with it. Thu, 23 Sep 2010 10:32:04 EST I think I have symptons again but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x36542389 I no longer have med insurance that covers my thyroid. I have new and they consider it a pre-existing condition and so I have to wait a year or so :( <BR> I had my levels checked in June/July before the switch and they came back "normal" (TSH 2.24) <BR> Lately my period has been coming more frequently...I don't know why but I assume it is due to my thyroid? Like, it usually comes around the 18, but last month I had it the beginning of the month and the end. And now I have it again :( <BR> It... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 16:08:45 EST Cholesterol, Iodine, your thyroid, your heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x36459581 If you took a look at the Hormone Cascade chart that I posted a link to the other day, you saw that cholesterol plays a VITAL role in hormone production and balance. <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x<BR>36459366 </link> <BR> <BR> In my humble opinion, the vilification of ONE nutrient is responsible for many people being on as many as 4 separate prescription meds: Iodine. <BR> <BR> When you're iodine deficient, your thyroid can't work... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 09:34:41 EST Hormone Cascade http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x36399148 Very Useful chart for ANYONE regarding how Cholesterol is converted by the body into hormones that we need to function! <BR> <BR> It's a PDF document for you to download and/or print if you like. <BR> <BR> <link>www.juleedavis.com/PDFdocs/HormoneCa<BR>scade.pdf </link> <BR> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 17:10:09 EST Compounded v Natural Thyroid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x36396154 Now I feel like an idiot! I thought the ND was going to prescribe natural thyroid for me but instead she has called in a prescription for compounded thyroid medication. She says it is a pharmacist mixture of Levothyroxine and T3 SR. Could it be that natural dessicated thyroid is not available? The compounded formula will be specific to me but still not the natural thyroid I was looking for. Any comments on the difference between compounded synthetic and natural? Tue, 31 Aug 2010 14:22:42 EST Need Advice on ND v Endo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x36253728 I have been on every dosage level of levothroid and cytomel possible in the last three years. Still there is no consistency in how I feel - one week it's hypo and the next hyper. My lab levels are also wacky. My PCP wants me to have a pituitary workup but I went to an ND first to try a compounded natural thyroid replacement. Problem is that one month later the ND has not ordered a prescription or even made any recommendations - she has a 6-month old baby. Now my PCP is pushing for the f... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 17:03:07 EST Podcast/ nterview w/Dr. Datis Kharrazian http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x36230405 and Jimmy Moore, low-carb blogger. Dr. Kharrazian is author of "Why Do I STILL Have Thyroid Symptoms?" <BR> <BR> I found this a great listen. I hope you do, too. <BR> <BR> <link>bit.ly/9LGop1 </link> <BR> <BR> His book: <link>www.amazon.com </link> . Sorry, in a hurry and no time to share actual book link. <BR> <BR> If you listen, let's discuss. Mon, 23 Aug 2010 16:19:14 EST Can I drink Green Tea? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x36149284 Well, not when I take my meds but during the rest of the day? <BR> Like maybe 1 serving or 2. Do you think it would interfere or affect thyroid in anyway? Does anyone else drink green tea? Does it seem to help or hurt thyroid function? <BR> Thanks! Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:37:16 EST My thyroclobulin antibodies seem WAY HIGH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x35800821 Hi Y'all, <BR> <BR> got blood labs back: TSH 2.50 (in the range) <BR> thyroglob, quan .9 low <BR> thyroid peroxidase 365 -range is 0-35 <BR> thyroglobulin antiboy 1759 - range is 0-40 <BR> <BR> The antibodies are down from 2150 (believe it or not) <BR> SHouldn't the t3 and t4 meds be helping these numbers. <BR> <BR> WHAT DO I DO???? Mon, 2 Aug 2010 21:36:03 EST IS THIS NORMAL? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x35791762 I have been hypothyroid for 9 years, always taking levothyroxine .125mg. 6 months ago my doc added 2000 iu of Vit D for deficiency. Now suddenly I have thrown on 10 more lbs, my TSH has quadrupled and my Vit D is even lower. (and I feel like poo...)Anyone had a similar experience, have any advice? Mon, 2 Aug 2010 14:28:22 EST Workout Recovery Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x35648023 I know several of you work out regularly and I was wondering if you had any recovery tips. I used to be a long distance runner - marathon length. But now I can't seem to muster the energy for more than one workout a week! Any tips on how to recover so I can get back to 4-5 workouts a week? Mon, 26 Jul 2010 15:38:00 EST Going Gray! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x35519165 My hair started turning gray in a major way when I was just 17 (didn't know about my thyroid issues yet!)...I have been coloring it ever since. I just turned 50 and, now that my hair is almost all white, I am going with Mother Nature and saying "good bye" to the monthly dye jobs. It will look horrible for a few months until I have enough growth to get a nice, short cut. I am really excited to see what it looks like. Has anyone else had to deal with growing out dyed hair when you're natura... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 10:28:43 EST the state of my Hashi's and adrenal fatigue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x35506958 I was put on Cytomel a little over 2 months ago. As I understand it the T4 my body produces and what I receive from my Synthroid was not converting to T3 (which is what the body uses) therefore I needed the Cytomel. I went on a 5 mcg (3 x daily) dosage for a month, had another blood test and had the Cytomel increased to 10 mcg (3 x daily) dosage for another month. A month later and my latest blood test revealed that my body quit producing as much T4 as it was previously. I'm now on my reg... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 19:47:15 EST I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x35498863 Hi, I'm Dana. I'm not new to this team but have been inactive for a long time. I was diagnosed with Hashi's almost two years ago. I take 50 mcg of T4 and am only moderately satisfied with my results. I hope to get my doctor to consider a new regime at my next physical. <BR> <BR> I started tracking my nutrition again one week ago and am happy to find that I have lost three pounds in the past week! I don't expect to keep losing at that pace, but it's nice to have some success. It's amazi... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 12:49:14 EST Pituitary and Hashimotos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x35304114 My PCP sent my labs to the endocrinologist and they want to test me for pituitary problems because my TSH remains low, even though my T4 and T3 are also low. <BR> <BR> Just this week I'd gone to an ND and am in the process of switching over to a compounded thyroid med. <BR> <BR> Now I'm not sure if I need to pursue the pituitary thing with the endocrinologist or if I should start on the natural thyroid with the ND. <BR> <BR> It is all soooo confusing??? Anyone been through this before... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 16:08:10 EST new to this group; not Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x35266352 Hi. I am sorry if this is a repeat post. I did something to my initial msg. Anyway, I was diagnosed with Hash in 1998. It has been a LONG journey! But I can say that looking back, I am much better now. <BR> <BR> I gained a lot of weight (unusual huh!) but joined SP (class of Feb. 7, 2010) and am doing well. Taking Levoxyl, but have been wondering about something like Armour. But not ready to switch yet. <BR> <BR> Glad to be onboard! <BR> <BR> I had a wake up call in January, 2010 ... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 20:34:34 EST Discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x35222136 Hi.. I have just joined SP and was so happy to find this forum..I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's last month and Hypothyroidism a year ago. I have gained 40#'s in the last year and Im very discouraged because it doesn't matter what diet im on I continue to gain.. I have an appt. with an Endocrinologist next week and am just wondering if its worth going.. My Primary Care says the treatment won't be any different than what she is prescribing which is 100mcg Levothyroxine. I've started this journ... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 19:40:54 EST Magnesium Deficiency??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x35131242 <em>227</em> Please do not reply to this thread. Instead, please create or reply to a thread in the Discussion forum. Thank you <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> An interesting blog post regarding Mag Oil <link>naturalmomstalkradio.com/blog/transd<BR>ermal-magnesium-therapy/ </link> <BR> <BR> Julee's Note: Swanson Ultra Health Products Magnesium Oil is identical to Ancient Minerals and costs less than half as much on Amazon. Read the reviews, there are several really good reviews of both. Th... Wed, 30 Jun 2010 21:16:50 EST Fitness Minute Challenge for July 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x35010402 Do something and get those fitness minutes. Count everything you do! Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 4 - 2000 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> It's easy to keep track of your weekly and monthly minutes - if you have "MY Fitness Minutes" turned on, then to the right side of your scree... Thu, 24 Jun 2010 17:28:56 EST I'm just wondering... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x34859480 <em>38</em> About ten years ago I quit smoking. YEAH!!! Then I started gaining weight. About 25 pounds in 5 months. I knew I would gain some when I quit so I was working out to try to offset that but to no avail. I did some research and diagnosed myself with thyroid disease and a doctor confirmed it with blood tests. She said Hashimoto. I said huh? My test results were like 500. So how long ahd this been going on? Why didn't I notice any symptoms till after I quit smoking? Did my sud... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:49:22 EST Going vegetarian? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x34816829 I have recently cut meat from my diet and was wondering if anyone had any advice for going vegetarian. I know soy and alot of leafy greens are not recommended for people with hashi's so I just wanted to see if anyone had tried/eaten these or any other foods that supposedly impact thyroid function and if so what your experience was with them. Did you notice a change? Were your numbers different? Did you feel crappy? etc. I am trying to do this as healthy as I can so I don't want to just ... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 12:41:05 EST Throat pain? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x34758567 I was just wondering if anyone else has encountered pain in their throat? I've always had trouble swallowing where during a meal I basically need to take a drink with every bite or I feel like the food is stuck in my throat. However, in addition, over the past few weeks or months I've noticed that after eating I start coughing- like it feels like my throat has been irritated by the food or that there are little bits still in there. And then even more recently I've been noticing throat pain... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 16:30:51 EST Think the drug companies are your friends? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x34753086 Check this out..... <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2010/06/12/beatrice-golomb-int<BR>erview.aspx </link> Sat, 12 Jun 2010 10:19:36 EST learning to understand my condition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x34603978 I found out in Nov. 09 that I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. It was relief to know I wasn't razy but it was also frustrating to know something was wrong. I'm now on meds but of course the weight is not falling off. I have began to notice how my body responds to weight loss, which is very, very slow but very, very, easy to gain. I think educating myself is going to be my best tool. So, I know this website will be helpful. Sat, 5 Jun 2010 10:53:41 EST Pleurisy and Hashimoto's? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x34507981 I have had trouble with pleurisy around the top of my left lung, off and on, for almost a year now. Has anyone else connected this with Hashi's? On the web it does say it can be caused by autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis but not Hashi's. Just wondering... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 09:02:21 EST Hi, I'm new here and... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x34429469 I just had a needle biopsy of my thyroid today. It is confirmed Hashimotos. Any advice is very much appreciated. I'm soooo tired of being tired and my weight just keeps creeping up without any increase in calories. Exercise is non-existent when I feel I can only deal with going to work, taking care of 2 kids and the daily routine. I am exhausted by 6:00pm and have to call it a day. Thank you. Thu, 27 May 2010 21:40:53 EST Iodine Load test http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x34425103 I'm taking this test tomorrow, which will help determine how my body is processing (or not processing) iodine and if I need supplementation. I came across this site with some great information on it. I got my kit through my ND and the testing is done at Labrix out of Oregon . . . <BR> <BR> <link>lady-to-baby.org/show.php?cat=137&it<BR>em=264 </link> Thu, 27 May 2010 17:25:13 EST Sitching from Levothroxine to Naturethroid- advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x34368270 Anyone out there done this? Looking for advice or your story so I can best manage the transition. <BR> <BR> What do I look out for? do I just switch or is there a weaning off period? <BR> <BR> You are all so helpful!!! This is such a support system to me. I appreciate you all very much. <BR> <BR> Happy Day!!Flo Tue, 25 May 2010 08:37:16 EST Klamath Greens-anyone using them? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x34368207 Hi - first heared about this from another member (Madameaja-thanks). Went to the website, but what do I start with. <BR> <BR> Curious to know which products y'all are using and with what kind of results. Would appreciate prayers, talking to a Naturalist Dr. today to get off Levothroxin and switch to Naturethroid. Any advice about that greatly appreciated too. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed and healthy day. Flo Tue, 25 May 2010 08:34:42 EST T3 plus T4 Study Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x34337866 See Article here... <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x<BR>34337740 </link> <BR> Link to the Editorial of study here.... <link>www.eje-online.org/cgi/content/full/<BR>161/6/955 </link> <BR> Email me re: the PDF documentation of the Study Sun, 23 May 2010 21:20:25 EST Study Shows Addition of T3 is Superior to T4 Only http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x34337740 <em>227</em> Please do not reply to this Article, but do feel free to create a thread in the General Discussion Section regarding this if you'd like! <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> New Study Shows that the Addition of T3 is Superior to Levothyroxine/T4-Only Thyroid Treatment for Hypothyroidism by Mary Shomon <BR> <BR> There is exciting news for thyroid patients: a study published in a highly respected and reputable endocrinology journal says that the combination of T4/T3 is superior to T4 only... Sun, 23 May 2010 21:14:08 EST Optimal Levels Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x34292377 I have a question about optimal levels. <BR> <BR> Since I have been on Cytomel for a few weeks, I had labs done and they came back T3 (3.55), Free T4 (1.06) and TSH (.25). My dr feels my TSH is too low. He said normal is .34-5.0. But I feel GREAT for once. He wants a re-test in a couple of months. I’ll be so bummed if he takes me off the Cytomel. <BR> <BR> So my question is… can you be “normal for you” even if you aren’t “normal for everyone else”? <BR> Fri, 21 May 2010 12:07:25 EST How Corrupt Drug Companies Deceive and Manipulate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x34260235 <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2010/05/18/how-corrupted-drug-<BR>companies-deceive-and-manipulate-your-<BR>doctor.aspx?aid=CD945 </link> Wed, 19 May 2010 23:17:12 EST Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x34255037 just came home from doctor and feel so insulted. After months of exhaustion, constant chills, Raynauds etc I was dx with HD in March and requested to be put on Armour Thyroid. Last Tuesday got blood test back with TPO of 1070 indicating Hashimoto's. I went to a new doc thinking maybe she would be able to help and was told during the appt that Armour Thyroid "sucked" and that even though I as exhausted, had cognitive issues etc that it "wasn't like I was on chemo or something". I have been... Wed, 19 May 2010 18:51:50 EST Challenge for May 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x34224147 Hey Everyone! There's been some interest shown in the Challenges, so why not? I know we're half way thru May, so count your minutes up from the beginning of the month! <BR> <BR> Do something and get those fitness minutes. Count everything you do! Your weight training counts, your cardio counts, but so does cleaning or painting your house and gardening! <BR> <BR> Level 1 - 500 minutes for the month <BR> Level 2 - 1000 minutes for the month <BR> Level 3 - 1500 minutes for the month <BR> Lev... Tue, 18 May 2010 12:15:26 EST Attitude Adjustment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x34113474 I woke up in a foul mood this morning and I'm in need of suggestions for attitude adjustments that do not involve food. Normally I would sooth myself with comfort food but at this point in my journey that would just make me feel worse. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thu, 13 May 2010 11:34:34 EST Calorie intake... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x34108754 Just logged in more of my exercising for the week, really on top of everything on that side of things. Anyway l changed my cals to burn in a week to 3000, and has up my food up, which means l have to eat more.....it's saying from 1500 to 1900 cals. To me that sounds alittle high. Does anyone know how many or what range of calories should be for people like us. There is noway l can eat that much.... Thu, 13 May 2010 08:32:29 EST New and Frustrated... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x34096990 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I just found out I have hashimoto thyroiditis. However, I have been on synthroid for the past three years this coming September. I have been actively exercising and watching my diet and no matter what I do I cannot seem to lose a pound. I'm not trying to be paper thin, I just want to get back to my prepregnancy weight. Three years ago I also had my last baby and can't seem to break through the plateau of my delivery weight. Recently, my doc upped my dosage, will this make a... Wed, 12 May 2010 17:53:38 EST Hello! (Warning, I am long winded!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x34035870 Hello all! my name is Carolyn and I am excited about this message board. I am 28 and was diagnosed with hypothyroid and hypertension at 17. About a year ago, my cardiologist (after finally reviewing my first bloodwork from 10 years prior) diagnosed me with Hashimoto's and sent me to an endocrinologist. He said everything looked good (all the numbers) and that my odd system was just me. <BR> I just feel so abnormal. I've been taking thyroid medicine and hypertension medicine for over 10 years... Mon, 10 May 2010 10:00:13 EST having barriers to exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x33998113 I have Hashimotos and also have arthritis in my back, herniated discs( with sciatica), a chiari malformation and chronic pain from these conditions. I used to walk for exercise and it has become much too difficult. I have gone through joint injections, trigger point injections, physical therapy, an interfrential stim unit, many meds attempted, and none have really healped at this point to alleviate my pain enough to allow me to exercise. I do the best I can to stay moving as much as possible.... Sat, 8 May 2010 11:09:44 EST Frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x33955948 So I just wanted to vent my frustration with, what I can only imagine, Hashi's affecting my weight loss. I have been trying really REALLY hard-over the past few weeks. Like, I had a couple of weeks where I hit some obstacles with events/vacations and I gained back 2 pounds. So that sent me into overdrive and I cut back what I was eating a lot and have been having much more healthy foods (fruits,salads etc.). I also for the first time in who knows how long got myself to go jogging. Grante... Thu, 6 May 2010 12:46:02 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x33863820 Hello everybody. My name is Miranda. My mother has Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. I hope htat I will be able to learn quite a bit from all of you regarding this very interesting disease. Sun, 2 May 2010 21:59:01 EST Newbie With a New Symptom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x33846525 Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team and to the site but I love it already! I was diagnosed with Hashi when I was about 23 after a year of tests and gaining weight. I kept the weight on for a few years while feeling depressed, tired, and really alone. Then about 5 years ago, I started dieting and working out on and off. Then, 2 years ago, I took a really good look at myself and decided not to let this make me unhappy. I started running, spinning, body pump classes, yoga and eating hea... Sun, 2 May 2010 04:59:14 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x33815031 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am Shelby I was diagnosed 4 years ago. I had been steadily gaining weight at the rate of about 30 lbs a year, it was so gradual at first that I didn't even realize. I figured that once I was regulated on medication that I would start loosing the weight. Ha! boy was I wrong. I have about 130 lbs to loose and I was hoping to find help from other hashi people on things that work. So far nothing is working for me :( <BR> I look forward to reading all of your blogs and pos... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 14:40:13 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x33806851 Hello to all, my name is Deborah...l found out that l had Hashimoto's in 2001. Since that time l have been struggling with my weight. Doing alot of exercising, watch what l eat, l did loose weight but never got to where l wonted to go. Had a few injuries last year, which l had to stop all training. Since that time l have put weight back on. When you have this disease it like you feel your all alone. Today l sign up to Sparkpeople...what a site, finding out new things. Now this team page, l'll... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 08:57:19 EST What foods to avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x33793355 Hi everyone! I read a post a while back that had a link to an article regarding what foods to avoid eating for at least 4 hours after you take your meds. I can't seem to find the post now. Anybody have that info handy? Thu, 29 Apr 2010 16:08:47 EST new here and need lots of info I'm very confused http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x33740306 in 2000 i was diagnosed with hyo thyroid and give med that i was told that i would have to take the rest of my life and i did it cause me very bad bowel problem 2009 told dr they ran every test possible and said they could find nothing wrong with me but hypothyroism acid reflux 2010 new dr now say i have hashimotos not sure were that came from all and test were normal No what I've been told thyroid working normal and stop taking med really lost and confused and one else know or have this ... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 13:37:14 EST T3 (Cytomel) vs. Antidepressants --Need Advise!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x33666018 I have a question for you all. I see an endo (because of my nodules) and he is the only gig in town. I would have to drive like 4 hours to see another endo. <BR> <BR> Last year in August, my levels were all pretty good but my T3 was off. I was FREEZING and wearing sweaters to work each day even though it was like 90 degrees out. In addition, I was really exhausted, etc. I went to my endo and he suggested I go on an antidepressant. So finally I agreed and went on Prozac. It helped me not get... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 11:50:26 EST Hi I'm new here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x33658285 Hi, believe it or not my name is Julee. I never met anyone else that spelled their name like mine! :) I am almost 50 and recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's. Prior to being diagnosed I have spent the last few years with symptoms that I assumed were due to aging. I found sparkpeople yesterday and was happy to find groups of people losing weight with thyroid problems. I have been on Weight Watcher for the last month with very little success so I am hoping to learn from all of you. Fri, 23 Apr 2010 23:08:06 EST Hello All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x33620083 I'm Crystal and was just diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. After the biopsy and ultimate diagnosis, I feel better as I now know it wasn't cancer. I haven't been placed on medication yet, but after reading about this, I realize I've had the symptoms all along. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know if it's really much harder to lose weight with this if you aren't taking medication? I lost 50 lbs 2 years ago and have regained 30. I'm working on getting the weight back off. I lost 10 lbs in Fe... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 11:06:09 EST Blood Work Results... Please help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x33572285 Ok, Here are the results from my most recent bloodwork. The readings from last time are in parenthesis. <BR> <BR> TSH 1.250 (3.040) Range: .0450-4.500 <BR> <BR> Thyroxine (T4) Free 1.57 (1.49) Range: .82-1.77 <BR> <BR> Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Ab 397 (474) Range: 0-34 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> So after my last bloodwork, the endo increased my synthroid from .050 to .075. I havent spoken to him regarding these numbers, but when I went to pick up my copy, the nurse said the dr has not s... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 12:10:03 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x33532348 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Kim. I'm 31 and a full-time working mother with 2 kids, 1 and 3.5 years old. I was just diagnosed with Hashimoto's about 3 months ago. My numbers aren't that out of range, but I feel like I have a lot of symptoms. I gained a lot of weight with my last pregnancy, and my baby is now 1 year old. Despite watching what I eat very closely and working out intensely, I have not been able to lose any weight. It is so frustrating! My doctor had me on 50 mcg of levothy... Sun, 18 Apr 2010 21:52:03 EST Do you eat soy beans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x33507876 Like 'edameme' or however you spell it? Assuming that I don't eat it with, or close to taking my medication... Sat, 17 Apr 2010 18:10:32 EST Bloodwork today....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x33477192 I am going for bloodwork today. I picked up the script yesterday and noticed that my doctor is testing my Free T4... never did that before. Glad to see he is, as I hear so much about that. I have only been treated for my Thyroiditis since February, so each time my blood is tested, my dosage is upped. I am at .075 Synthroid right now. <BR> <BR> Do you guys fast before bloodwork? I dont think I have ever. I at least have a cup of coffee. This morning, so far, I have had coffee and cru... Fri, 16 Apr 2010 08:59:15 EST Anyone Zumba? or Yoga? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x33455954 Does anyone here attend Zumba or Yoga classes? I am doing a mixture of both, but more Zumba than Yoga. <BR> <BR> I am on Synthroid .075 and I have an insane appetite. I haven't gained any more since beginning working out, but I also haven't lost any. I do see some toning in various body parts, and I can feel my muscles sore after every work out, so I know I am getting more fit. But it sure would be nice for the scale to move and some of the blubb around my middle to go away! <BR> <BR>... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 10:49:34 EST Hey Guys, I'm Melinda, and a newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x33452635 I have had Hashimotos for a few years, but the thyroiditis part didnt kick in a few months ago. After my hair started falling out, which I initially attributed to my post-partum status (I have a 10 month old boy), I knew I had to get to the doctor. Quite frankly, I forgot my endocrinologist had even diagnosed me with Hashi. It was a few years ago and I had other issues (Benign Pituitary Tumor) that we were dealing with. <BR> <BR> So fast forward... I am now on Synthroid .075, but I thin... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 08:49:54 EST Which foods/suppl ements/meds should I avoid? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x33412950 Is there a list somewhere of all the things we should not consume in order to keep our disease under control? <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 Apr 2010 15:53:20 EST what are note-worthy antibody levels? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x33351305 I got my lab results for my anti-body tests today. I have already been diagnosed as Hypo in Dec, and I've been diagnosed gluten intollerant for 7yrs now. I tried looking online for what would Hashi's antibody levels be, and I found people with VERY high levels, and others with levels lower than mine. <BR> <BR> Antithyroglobulin Ab H 1066 Reference Range: 0-40 <BR> Anti TPO AB 199 Reference Range 0-34 <BR> <BR> So I'm assuming that this means I do have elevated antibody levels...Hashi... Sun, 11 Apr 2010 04:38:35 EST Low, Low, and Low Lab Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x33246147 I am confused about my labs. For the second time this year I've had blood work done with the same result. I have low FT4, low TSH and low TT3. How can my TSH be so low (0.14) when my T3 (0.86)& T(0.70)4 are also low? My doctor is slightly increasing my Synthroid but says I am "nearing optimum replacement". <BR> <BR> I still get really tired and have these periods where I just crash - I literally have to lay down in the middle of the day and sleep even if it's for 30 minutes. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 6 Apr 2010 16:16:18 EST new here ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x33228769 Hi everyone! I joined spark people awhile ago but have been fairly inactive. During a routine blood test last August I was diagnosed as hypothyroid and after many more blood tests, ultrasounds and medication changes have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's. Since being diagnosed my weight has gone up a good 20-25 pounds. I have also struggled with the fatigue, muscle/joint aches, hair thinning and dry skin. I'm really looking forward to learning as much as I can from everyone since I was recently... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 23:29:02 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x33066489 I'm new to Sparkpeople and this team. I was diagnosed by an endo when a dr. thought I had a nodule on my thyroid and sent me for an eval. I've been taking meds since 2004. I hope to learn a lot here about the best way to handle this disease, to lose weight and get healthy. Tue, 30 Mar 2010 01:31:33 EST Hello there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x32931528 Hi! I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's about 13 months ago, and am on methimazole (generic Tapazole). I never had any unexpected weight loss being hyper, but did have heart problems and tremors. That part is under control now, thank goodness. My weight has gone up. I struggled, and had managed to lose 17 pounds, but put it all back on when the meds kicked in. I've now managed to lose about three pounds again, and am really working to lose about 65-75 pounds. I was glad to find this board, as I'... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:04:42 EST Going gluten free - any advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x32914891 I've decided to try the gluten-free diet to see if it will help with my lower stomach bloat and lack of energy at the end of the day. <BR> <BR> What gluten free products do you like that are also weight loss friendly? I do not cook, a picky eater and vegetarian -- any suggestions? Tue, 23 Mar 2010 19:03:51 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x32912623 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm so glad to find a Hashimotos team on here as I have never had any contact with anyone else who suffers from the condition! <BR> <BR> I was diagnosed when I was 16 in 1998, by which time I had gained a significant amount of weight, which I have been battling to lose ever since. Thankfully I'm down to losing the last couple of stone now - which is why I am here! <BR> <BR> Anyway, it's awesome to be here and see other people in the same situation. I'm going to sta... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 17:15:51 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x32882454 Hello All, <BR> I am new here. I've had Hashimoto's for 6 years now (was diagnosed while pregnant with my first child). I'm on levothyroxine (88). My dad has it also and also my maternal grandmother. Most of my symptoms are finally stabalized, but I go through "streaks" where I lose my hair, etc. Before I had kids (and was diagnosed) I weighed 120 lbs.! Now it is a daily struggle to stay under 145. I'm looking forward to meeting some new people with like concerns :-) Mon, 22 Mar 2010 15:10:53 EST exercise and cortisol levels? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x32847951 I had my chiropracter tell me this week I most likely have Hashimoto's. I was telling him how much I've been exercising and I even did 30 miles of Walk Away the Pounds one week and averaged about 1500 calories a day. Yet I gained a little weight. <BR> <BR> I'm so new to this, I have no idea how to balance thyroid probs (which I have KNOWN I have. I'm on 88mcg of synthroid and have been for about six years.) <BR> <BR> So is there a good way to know how much exercise you can do without g... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 02:32:43 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x32768903 I just joined this as well as another thyroid group today. I just wanted to introduce myself and give a little back ground as to why I am here. <BR> <BR> I am new to this group but not new to the Spark however. I wanted to say hi and tell my story to the team. <BR> <BR> It has been four weeks today since my total thyroidectomy. I am currently on 125mcg of synthroid. I couldn't loose weight before but at least I could maintain now I am have gained 6+ pounds in just two weeks. Since the week... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 16:28:07 EST Do you see and Endo? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x32687855 So, I don't have an endocrinologist - I was diagnosed by my internal medicine doctor (he is my primary) in December and he has been treating me since then. But it seems like he's GUESSING about my treatment all the time! <BR> <BR> Has everyone here seen an endocrinologist? Do you think I should see one? I have so many questions that my primary can't answer. Thanks! Sun, 14 Mar 2010 16:48:22 EST What's the story with water retention? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x32659150 Okay, so I just found out that water retention is part of hypothyroidism. Before I read about this, I realized that I was retaining water because I feel a jiggling sensation in my feet, much as I did in the last few weeks of pregnancy when I was really retaining fluid. <BR> <BR> So now that I know this, what can I do to lose the fluid, other than "water pills"? <BR> <BR> I really would appreciate some help on this topic. <BR> <BR> I was going to buy a book on hypothyroidism yesterday bu... Sat, 13 Mar 2010 09:07:51 EST Long time Hashi's, new to this forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x32605990 Hi. I've been diagnosed with Hashimoto's since 1994 and have struggled with various issues related to this disease ever since. The big one is my weight, so I'm trying again to address losing weight in a healthy way. I joined SparkPeople a while ago but never really got going with it. So here I am, and I'm hoping for success! Thu, 11 Mar 2010 07:57:55 EST New, not sure where I fit in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x32565620 OK here is my deal, I got tested and I have a hyper thyroid, yes you read it right, its hyper, yet over the years I was packing on pounds despite living off of dressing free salads and hours at the gym. I get sick really easy and am not sure if that has anything to do with my thyroid or what but I seem to just be a drifter in the medical name game. I don't even know what Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is but it sounded like a place worth joining to learn, maybe that's what I have, maybe not I don'... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 18:02:14 EST Not Sure What to Do - Weird Lab Values http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x32563672 I was diagnosed in December with a free T4 of 0.8. I was very, very ill. I went on 25 mcg of levothyroxine which took my T4 to 0.9. Then I have been on 75mcg for six weeks, and I've had symptoms that my doctor believes is an increase in anti-thyroid activity ('your antibodies are shredding your thyroid') and my T4 went back down to 0.8. <BR> <BR> He is putting me on 6 weeks of 125mcg starting tomorrow, and after that he wants me to stop at 150mcg. But my T4 is not improving! What do I do? <... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 16:38:03 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x32559617 Hi Everyone! <BR> I was dxed with hashi's about a year and a half ago. I would go through phases for the year or 2 before that where I'd randomly lose and gain weight- like I would not be on a diet or trying to lose and be visibly slimmer and other times where I'd just gain out of nowhere. Was noticing a lack of energy, hair loss, etc. Took 4 endos before getting a dx- apparently endos think anyone that gains weight and are tired just have a poor diet and not a real problem unless TSH levels... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 13:49:56 EST I just joined your group and I have a lot of ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x32537199 Hi. I'm a 50 year old who suffered from thyroid disease for many years before insisting on being tested. My endocrinologist told me I had Hashimoto's but never explained that it was an auto-immune disease (I found out a few years later from my GP). Anyway, as far as I know I don't have any other diseases yet (I was diagnosed 6-7 years ago with the Hashimoto's)and pray that I never will. I have a lot of questions about this condition and it looks like there are a lot of very informed people... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 17:51:36 EST Found great new compounding pharmacy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x32405284 I was given the name of Women's Compounding Pharmacy International. I called them and asked about the availability of compounded dessicated thyroid. YES! They comound with olive oil ( 2 drops) as opposed the the Avicel cellulose. They took a full half hour just to answer my questions. I printed off their info, and took it down to my general physician. He called them the next day. I get my meds on Thursday, AND they send an invoice. Who does that anymore? Cost for my meds ( I take 4 grains a ... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 12:22:30 EST Cytomel Dosages http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x32371236 Is anyone else on 25 mcg of cytomel? I'm just wondering how much synthroid people are taking in addition to their cytomel. Tue, 2 Mar 2010 10:14:17 EST How do you know http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x32281838 If you have just been told by your doctor that you have low thyroid, how do you know whether or not you have any one of the many named diseases such as Hasimotos. Where do you go from a basic diagnosis to more information. Fri, 26 Feb 2010 23:57:45 EST Hi from a newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x32170564 Hello! My name is Sharon. I have been hypo for 23+ years. I was diagnosed 3 years ago with Hashi's. I was on Synthroid for 20 years. It never worked really well, so a new dr. switched me to Armour and then NatureThroid. I am currently on Erfa from Canada, due to the shortage of natural dessicated thyroid in the U.S.. I am doing very well on it. <BR> <BR> Now I need to lose more than 100 pounds! I have to figure out a way to do it. So, I'm hoping to get the help here. <BR> <BR> Good to mee... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 23:32:41 EST Autoimmune Diseases come in clusters ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x32116102 Hi all. Not a newbie, unfortunately, to autoimmune issues. Was dx with hypothyroidism in 1996, celiac disease in 2006. Nobody ever checked if I had antibodies til 2009, and I do, which isn't surprising knowing what I know now about celiac disease. It caused my Hashimoto's. Actually, no doc ever checked all the other "T's" and such til last year even though I'd read about it in Ken Blanchard's thyroid book (lent it to someone and never got it back, or I'd tell you the title). Anyway, I w... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 01:00:12 EST Vivid dreams? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x32016799 Does anyone experience weird vivid dreams? And what causes it...? <BR> I've noticed this month that I fall asleep almost as soon as I lay down, and sleep almost through the night. But the weirdest thing is that I dream AND remember what I dream. <BR> I used to remember what I dreamed before, but just not constantly and every night. More like maybe dream and remember it 2-3 times a week...now it is like every single night. And vivid...like if I meet people I can remember their hair color, sty... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 22:41:00 EST Should You Take Thyroid Meds with Vitamin C? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x31952357 <em>227</em> PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS POST <em>227</em> <BR> EITHER START OR REPLY TO A NEW THREAD IN THE DISCUSSION FORUM <BR> <BR> Link to article: <link>thyroid.about.com/b/2009/03/26/thyro<BR>id-medication-vitamin-c.htm </link> <BR> <BR> In patients who take their thyroid medication but aren’t able to achieve their target TSH level, researchers studied whether taking vitamin C along with levothyroxine medications (i.e., Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid, etc.) could affect TSH lev... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 17:16:05 EST Can I take Fish Oil supplements? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x31830075 I am not sure if it would interact w/ the levothyroxine (though I would not take the supplements at the same time as that) or with the hypothyroid or hashimotos...would fish oil affect any of that badly? Tue, 9 Feb 2010 17:18:20 EST Getting enough Selenium? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x31790466 Vital for good thyroid function, hair loss, fertility but to name a few.....http://thyroid.about.com/library/w<BR>eekly/aa072000a.htm Mon, 8 Feb 2010 11:11:05 EST Confused about levels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x31789000 Hi - <BR> I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's in Dec and the doctor told me that my level was 36 and that normal was 3. Everything I read about it gives a zero point something as a reading. Does anyone have a clue about this? By the way I am really sick with this and have been for a while. Mon, 8 Feb 2010 10:26:35 EST More than 1 Autoimmune disease! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x31718170 The following link is useful. Interesting to know that Hashimo's is an Autoimmune disease and that it is common for people with one autoimmunce disease to actually have others!! Without realising it. <link>www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/art<BR>icle/000816.htm </link> Fri, 5 Feb 2010 12:01:39 EST Celiacs Disease. ....what can I expect? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x31711104 Hello Ladies, I've been informed I may have Celiacs based on a blood panel ran last week. I'm expected to have a endo biopsy in a few weeks which will confirm the diagnosis beyond the blood panel. Do we have anyone who has Celiacs on our team that I could ask some questions. I know the net is a wealth of information but WOW it can be overwhelming. Two doctors have advised me that Hashi patients are prone to Celiac & age doesn't matter. At 44 I never thought I may have this too. I'd appreciate... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 08:11:31 EST Is This Normal??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x31637363 I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's on Dec. 16th and started synthroid at 25mcg. As of last Wednesday I went up to 75 mcg. <BR> <BR> The weird thing is that I felt like the little improvements I made between weeks 2 and 6 on 25 mcg has been erased and being on 75mcg for a week now has made me feel like I am back-sliding. I'm exhausted and achey and generally feel almost as bad as I did before I started medication therapy. <BR> <BR> I'm guessing my body is just getting used to the higher dose,... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 16:19:08 EST Facts about Iodine and Autoimmune Thyroiditis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x31615171 <em>227</em> PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS POST <em>227</em> <BR> EITHER START OR REPLY TO A NEW THREAD IN THE DISCUSSION FORUM <BR> link to article: <link>www.optimox.com/pics/Iodine/pdfs/IOD<BR>22.pdf </link> <BR> by Guy E. Abraham. MD <BR> <BR> Since the 2006 publication by Tang, et al (1) reporting a positive association between iodization of salt in China and autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT), I have received a lot of calls and e-mails questioning the use of iodine in pa¬tients with aut... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 22:22:14 EST Pedometer advice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5942x22376x31560269 Hi, <BR> <BR> I have been looking for a new pedometer. In teh past I've always given up on using the ones that clip to your belt or waistband, because I can walk a mile and they will say I walked 56 steps or something silly like that! <BR> <BR> Does anyone know of a really, really good pedometer that won't have a crazy-high price? I saw one that hooks to your ankle, but I thought I might find out more about good quality pedometers from you all than from looking at ads! :) <BR> <BR> Thanks!... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 09:22:09 EST Why no weight loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x31536876 I haven't lost much weight in the past year even though I keep a fairly accurate food diary and I walk almost every single day. Now I'm going to the gym again and doing 60 minutes of cardio daily. I'm 5'8" tall and I weigh 185 lbs. My preponderance of the evidence sits squarely on my belly and it won't budge! In fact after three days of going to the gym and continuing to keep my 10K steps a day pledge (with 3/4s of that aerobic), I GAINED 1.5 LBS. Now what gives? Yes, I have Hashimoto's... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 09:43:53 EST New member - Glad to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x31535832 Hi! My name is Julia and I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism on December 16, 2009. I was told this week that I have Hashimoto's (elevated thyroglobulin levels, low T4 and normal TSH). <BR> <BR> My doctor and I think I've had this for about 6 years, but because my TSH has always been normal, and no one checked my free T3/T4 until December, I just haven't been diagnosed. It got extremely disabling 6 months ago. I didn't know what was wrong, and specialists in different fields didn't know, eit... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 08:59:57 EST This Common Food Ingredient Can Really Mess Up You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5941x22376x31512948 <em>227</em> PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS POST <em>227</em> <BR> EITHER START OR REPLY TO A NEW THREAD IN THE DISCUSSION FORUM <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a very important article about HOW your body processes corn syrup and WHY it contributes to disease and weight gain. It's quite long, but EXTREMELY informative and useful! <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2010/01/26/Sugar-May-Be-Bad-Bu<BR>t-This-Sweetener-Is-Far-More-Deadly-Pa<BR>rt-2.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> <e... Fri, 29 Jan 2010 10:32:57 EST New member stopping by to say hi. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x31364107 I have had hashimoto's for about 6 years now (have had rhematoid arthritis about 13). I am working on losing weight and getting healther along the way. This is great to be able to communicate with others with the same problems! Look forward to hearing from some of you! Sun, 24 Jan 2010 11:12:37 EST Hi, I was diagnosed on Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x31322411 I need a lot of information about this disease and how to live with it. I have a handout the Dr gave me which tells what it is but how do you live with it and ??? Fri, 22 Jan 2010 15:09:03 EST Should I increase my own meds? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x31173669 Hi everyone. I am new to this site. I have been hypo for 12 years. I saw a endo and was told I have hashimoto. My thyroid is never normal. In september it was up to 18.2 and last week it was down to 9.7 or so. My doctor wont increase my meds. She said my T3 was normal. I dont get it. Should I try another med? I am on synthroid and still tires as ever. I make myself work out every day and yet I still cant lose weight. This is a bumer. I am also looking into possibly killing the thyroid..then m... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 19:17:08 EST Never thought of looking for a Hashi team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x31152182 Hi there. I've been on Spark since this summer and was diagnosed with Hashimoto's (gosh!) almost 20 years ago, during the hyper phase. I sure could have used a group like this back then! There's so much I've learned about this disease too late. Oh well, here I am now! <BR> <BR> I spent my younger life as a very, very thin person with lots of energy and as I neared 30 everything changed. I started Synthroid 10 years ago and steadily gained weight, a couple of pounds a year or so. Even when I ... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 22:46:32 EST New to Spark, not New to Hashi's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x30999797 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> New to Spark to help lose a little weight. I help moderate a Hashi's Yahoo group. I was finally diagnosed about 7 years ago after going to the doctor a year before with a laundry list of symptoms. I have a sister who is a Thyca survivor. I'm on compound dessicated thyroid now that Armour is messed up. Looking forward to losing weight this year! <BR> <BR> Kate Mon, 11 Jan 2010 22:19:52 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x30985181 Hello - <BR> <BR> My name is Jenny Faulk. I was diagnosed w/ Hashi's in 2005. I have had many ups & downs. I am glad to find a group of people who have this disease and are trying to overcome it and be healthy & fit. <BR> <BR> Jenny Mon, 11 Jan 2010 14:25:54 EST Undiagnosed Hashi's & pregnancy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22376x30962432 I have a son who is 6 months old. I have read that having undiagnosed hypothyroidism/hashi's during pregnancy can cause a lowered IQ in children. It now makes sense to me why learning disabilities are so prevalent in my family. <BR> <BR> I am wondering if anyone has experienced undiagnosed hashi's during their pregnancies and if it affected your children. So far, my son is reaching all of his milestones, some earlier than the normal time frame. Is there any thing I can do to increase his ch... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 21:22:31 EST New! Glad there is support out there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x22376x30957953 Hey every one! My name is Kylara and I am 22. I recently went to the doctor because I had a swollen lymph node in my neck, but was not suffering with a noticeable cold. The lymph node on the right side of my neck seems to swell up a few times a year. <BR> <BR> I told the doctor about thyroid problems in my family (thyroid cancer, nodules) and he immediately tested for Hashimoto's. No one in my family has ever been tested for it, despite all the thyroid problems. All the doctor's just want to... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 18:58:01 EST