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5/10/15 5:28 P

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I broke a tooth last week and had it filled by the dentist. It broke again yesterday. I think I will need a crown. I will phone the dentist tomorrow. So upsetting as that will cost so much money.
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4/17/15 10:09 A

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Thank God what you are doing works to make you healthy. As I told you, even if I wanted to I cant get natural Thyroid in this country. Living with all these horrible symptoms is awful. it really drags me down. But mostly I just try to get on with my life and overcome things the best I can. Where do you live?
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4/16/15 6:19 P

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I respect vegan/vegetarian lifestyles because my daddy is vegan. That has been awesome for his health and he still runs at 77. My body took after my mother's. That said, I'd rather have natural products than synthetic man-made. Our bodies weren't meant to be pumped full of chemicals and synthetic does not work as well as natural and the pharmaceutical lobbyists have it where neither natural medicine is not advertised nor the first suggestion for any treatment. My thyroid cannot function that way. I follow clean eating formats. I believe saying thanks for the earth-based products/food/otherwise that sustain my life and health, from plant or animal. I am extremely grateful for my improved health. I really felt I was dying. All I want is to share my story and if someone improves their life because I was vocal, then I'll do it. Not everyone will agree with me and that's ok. This works miracles for me.

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4/16/15 1:59 P

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I live in England. The only Dr who supplied it here died last year. I would not use it anyway because I am an ethical vegetarian and will not use animal products unless my life is at stake.
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4/15/15 7:06 P

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Sugar is a big culprit to symptoms, even fruit. My doctor is a big advocate of natural (dessicated) thyroid. My mom is a great example of medicine change from synthroid to armour desiccated. She saw improvement in her blood work after two weeks of medicine change. At this point, a year later, she's lost almost 50 pounds and she's fought weight all her 73 years. Easiest weight loss program she's ever tried. Not all doctors prescribe desiccated, but it's a key element, I feel. It's miraculous what my mother and I've seen.for ourselves.

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4/15/15 7:07 A

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Like you I have vertigo and skin conditions that itch like mad. I have hair loss as well. I am treated liker a hypochondriac by doctors. I am vegetarian and wheat free but still have the symptoms. Keeping the weight down is a nightmare which I am struggling with at the moment.
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4/13/15 8:24 P

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One of my thyroid symptoms is vertigo. It's virtually disappeared at this point, but I also follow a strict sugar-free diet. I stay away from wheat however possible, but sugar affects me more. I had one doctor turn me away saying I needed to see a psychiatrist for depression, but I knew it wasn't all in my head. You don't imagine vertigo.

The more I read on thyroid issues, the more I understand how other conditions are connected to our thyroid not working well. I have vitiligo, a skin condition. My present thyroid doctor was the first to ever explain to me what caused it. A thyroid that needs help will give us other harrowing conditions...until the thyroid is treated, those other conditions won't cease their torture.

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2/22/15 10:47 A

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I had a tummy bug for a few days but it seems to be better now. I am struggling with my weight because my exercise has reduced so much. I am going tom have to pull myself together. depression is hitting me strongly as my weight problems increase. usual story, as my birthday comes round and I get larger and nothing gets better.
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9/28/14 10:48 A

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I have a phone consultation with one of the surgery Doctors tomorrow. He has just realised that Eltroxin is now unavailable. I have been getting the substitute for a couple of years as I have mentioned here many times. Instead of checking what I have been taking he has refused my script request and wants to talk to me. Now I will have to explain to him about the drug company take over etc which he should have known about. Oh well, needs must, as long as he lets me have my generic alternative everything should be ok. Is anything ever that simple for me?
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9/19/14 1:07 P

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The healing is helping but I am getting a lot of headaches again.
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8/21/14 6:45 P

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I have been going for healing every 2 weeks and it seems to be helping. I do feel that I am getting better. I do not feel as bad as I have been a few months ago.
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5/16/14 5:20 A

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My surgery is such a disappointment. They had a letter from the hospital over a week ago but have not called me to discuss the results. That is despite me going in to speak to a Dr to ask if the results had arrived. It is the old story of having only myself to rely on.
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4/29/14 3:28 P

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I saw the Endow and asked him for the T3. He told me that if he increased my meds or gave me T3 it increased my risk of having a stroke or a heart attack by 300%. That was a bitter blow for me to hear and I do not know what will happen now. he did another blood test and will see me in 6 months. Looks like I am being fobbed off again and will get no help.
I am feeling hopeless and lost and do not know what to do now. I cant give up, there must be somewhere to get help and a proper diagnosis.
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4/7/14 5:24 P

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I am having a blood test tomorrow and the results will go forward to the Endo I will be seeing at the hospital on the 17th.
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2/28/14 10:48 A

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Dr Cox looked at my results and did not know what to make of them. She thought they were not good at all. She has made an urgent referral for me to see an endocrinologist. She did agree with me at last that it looks like my T4 is not converting to T3. She said the only way I can get the T3 that i want is from the Endo. I will have another blood test the week before my apt. I hope it is the same or worse so i get the T3. If the test gets better I will be back to square one. Blood tests do go up and down. Normal ranges mean no help. Symptoms should be the standard not blood tests.
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2/18/14 4:40 A

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My latest blood test was not good. I had a feeling it would not be ok. All my symptoms have been deteriorating. If only the Dr had agreed to give me the T3 I am sure I would have been so much better. This illness is so misunderstood. I have been called into the surgery to discuss the results. I have an apt for the 27th. I am sure I will be asked to reduce my dose of Eltroxin because my TSH is suppressed. I want it suppressed. I am going to fight to keep the dose I am on.
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10/12/13 5:38 P

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A lot of my symptoms are returning. My hair is falling out alarmingly. I am getting headaches very frequently despite my medication. On Thyroid UK some people are blaming the different generic drugs to replace the goldshield eltroxin! My stomach is bad again and they suggest magnesium, I have ordered some. They say it helps convert T4 toT3. that would be wonderful. Plus I ordered some Hair Vits. I will try them both for a couple of months to see if there are any improvements. The itchiness is also back. Swollen stomach......
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5/31/13 1:29 P

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I am feeling much better since my Thyroxin has been increased. I have increased my exercise. I go to a class twice a week. I love yoga and do an hours class, plus a sitting down exercise class. My skin is not as itchy. I am sleeping a little better. The lighter nights have lifted my mood. The winter sad has passed.
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11/22/12 10:23 A

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It seems my team has been posted as inactive. well that is because I got fed up talking to myself. it started to look silly. Since my last post my life has gone from bad to worse.
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4/6/12 9:34 A

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I am getting mush stronger. I am able to go out and walk every day. The new headache preventative meds seem to be working. I increase the dose every 2 weeks. My hair is still falling out and i still have the rash. My weight is holding. Just! My stomach is getting bigger and bigger. It frightens me no end. I am going to ask for diuretics to see if it is fluid.

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1/20/12 6:05 A

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saw the Dr this morning. I can stop the steroids which is wonderful. Once I can go outside again I still need to take meds for my balance. Recovery is going to be a long road. I am going to have physio and eye and neurology treatment. It is too early to tell if I will get my speech back,and eye working properly again. I am feeling much more optimistic than 2 weeks ago. My main intention now is to work towards being able to get out and about again, and look after my grandson. I am not enjoying having just liquid food and mush to eat. I have broken my liquidizer from over use. I have ordered a nice new one that should come some time today. I cant wait to try it out. I am feeling very lucky and thankful today.

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1/17/12 6:39 A

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Still here on my own with no new members to keep me company. I hope that will change soon because illness is a very lonely street to walk on by oneself.

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1/15/12 11:32 A

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In the last month I have developed Hypothyroid, vertigo and after 10 years a second dose of Bells Palsy. This added to migraines that are almost constant has laid me so low I can hardly function. I am hoping there are others out there on SP who have the same or similar problems and we can lead each other into a better more comfortable place. If you can help, or want help then please come in and join my new team.

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