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I lived inCanada for 15 years and when I went back 3 years ago for a holiday,
it was nice to be in the cold but now that I am not a youngster anymore, I really
felt the cold. there's no way I could live there now even though my heart will
always be there.

Toni, it is Autumn (Fall) and we still are having to use fans. Today it dropped to 28
so it was much nicer when I went for my walk. Mzz, I remember in '67 catching a bus
from Abilene through to Dallas and connected to Washington DC and the snow was
unbelievable. It was December and I was going to my uncle's for Christmas.
That year, a bridge collapsed in West Virginia and there was no way to let my family
know I was OK. It is etched in my memory forever, just like it happened yesterday.

Glad you are feeling better Toni.
I am moving to Greece at the end of July, but our island does not really have much of
a winter and our village is by the sea. I'll still be able to do my walks.

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Toni,
I could never do it!
The Northeast was too cold for me.
After graduating college, I moved to Florida and got a waitressing job while I waited for something to open up in my career.
Just couldn't do the cold anymore.

I'm in Texas now, winters aren't too bad, while I miss the Sea, I enjoy the change in seasons.
Nothing prettier than the sight of bare tree limbs silhouetted against the winter sky!

Good to know you are healing, feeling a bit better.
Surgery of any sort, is difficult so props to you keeping your spirits up!

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Ok now that's just not fair lol...I live in North Dakota, and is only going to get 45 degrees. I am soooo jealous. I walk in this degrees if it's not too windy so after work thats what I'm doing with my hubby....can't wait!!!

Feeling better and stronger every day...WooHoo!!!

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hey Ladies!

Toni,
Anna is from Australia, then are in late summer now, its 31 Celsius, which is about 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

Its hot in my house right now, and stuffy, its in the 80s here (Texas) today. Got my windows and doors open.

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31 degrees and how come you are so hot at that degrees. I wouldn't even go outside for a walk with that temp. Sometimes I feel like melting when I eat the wrong food but then I'm really sensitive to LOTS of foods. Or sometimes when I go from hypo to hyper I feel warmer but that's cuz I have Hashimoto's.

Have a wonderful day Anna:)

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I ventured out to the chemist and picked up my asthma meds.
It was so hot though, 31 degrees and I was melting. Glad you
went for a nice walk.

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Thank Anna, hope you get to feeling better too:)

Last night my hubby and I walked 3 miles....felt great. It's always nice when he comes along cuz then I have someone to talk to.

Have a great day:)

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Glad you are back to normal Toni. I am itching to get better so that
I can get out and about again.

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Got in lots of sewing time in this weekend....without interruptions! Lol feeling stronger and stronger everyday so glad about that:)

Back to daycare today with some help with lifting. Plan on going for a walk after so work.

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I made one for my son and he loves it. too. Thanks again
for telling me how to make it.

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Those scrapers are really great, they get the tongue nice and clean!
Glad you made one!

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Thanks Mzz. I have started using the tongue scraper I made from the milk bottle
and it looks so much better now. We are having heavy showers and thunderstorms
but at 10.20 pm it is still 25 degrees. I hope you have a lovely Spring.

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Sounds like a fun day for the two of you! Raining here, but it's Spring Rain, just lovely! It has been literally transforming the sere brown grass to green velvet over nite.
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Hi MzzChief, you are totally right about that....bending it kinda hard for me to do right now. Today I'm getting out of the house and spending the day with my mom, she's 89.

Sun is finally shinning and life is good!!! emoticon

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hi Toni!

ok, you had me worried. Glad you are not watching Wee ones. Activity ( like walking) is good. Lifting, bending etc. is too soon.

This is a time to dial things down. Not prove how tough or brave you are. .. you don't get surgery every day of the week, this is YOU time to heal.

I'm speaking from personal experience here... what I didn't do but should have done!

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I don't have to lift the ones I have and I only took on just my three older kiddos for 2 days this week. Next week I have help coming in so I'm good to go. The dr said I can't push, pull or lift more than 15 pounds for the next 4 weeks. Can't wait till I can get back to exercising again....it's driving me crazy!!! Lol

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Toni...

Oy... daycare sounds like lifting small children and bending over a lot to me... is that okay this early on? Or can you get someone else to do that for you?


Hi Anna!
I'm still caught up with the mouth, throat and ear nonsense. Apparently I don't get sick like normal people, I have to have something weird.

White tongue doesn't sound good.
In addition to drinking more water, you might want to use a tongue scraper.
I found I didn't have a film on my tongue, once I gave up milk in my tea.
Now I put in chia seed and blueberries, so my tongue is often black from the berries, like a Chow Dogs!

Off to yoga!
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Thanks, feeling much better and but back to doing daycare for me today. I'm keeping my number down for the rest of the week so I don't over do it.

Have a great day all:)

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Hope you are feeling better Mzz. I have had this for a week now and I just
have to have patient. Tongue is so white and checked that I may be dehydrated.

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Good advice from Mzzchief Toni. Do as your surgeon recommends.

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hi Toni!

Wasn't able to get on the computer this weekend, but I did think of you on your surgery day... actually I mentioned you to one of my friends who had hers out years ago.

SO many people I know have gall bladder problems, thank goodness it's something we can live without!

Glad it's over and you are on the road to recovery, please follow your surgeon's directions about activity, what you can and can't do. Very important for proper healing.

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Good news Toni. Get lots of rest. Lovely to have Grnadkids around for hugs.

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Thanks! My surgery went well but I'm still in lots of pain. I guess I have to be patient and rest till I get to feeling better. It's always nice to see my grandkids cheering me on to get better, I have 5 of them....they are so sweet!!!



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Praying for a good outcome when you have surgery Toni.

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Toni, hope everything came out ok. Thinking about you. Good luck!

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Going in for surgery tomorrow at 5:45...quite earily I'd say but Im hoping for a good outcome. Just can't shake my nerves thought. Thinking possitive:)

Hope you are all having a great day!!!

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Kitten, I am back on Levothyroxine. Went on Synthroid for a while because I thought being on this was my problem. Did not change much so went back on Medicare covered pres.

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Mizz could shed some light on your question. I read about doing this with Armour and didn't try it because I didn't want a mouth full of yuck ... but I can tell a difference. I don't chew it all the way up ... but bite/crush it with my back molars and then drink 8 oz of water.

What meds are you on???

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MTN-Kitten, Does that work with all brands?

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This was talked about a long time ago ... but I started biting into my Armour before swallowing it with a full glass of water. It has made a difference!!!

I waiting a long time before trying this because I was afraid it was gonna taste really nasty.

You guys are sooooooo smart. I learn something allllll the time.

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Gluten Free Pizza substitute!

My 10 year old loves it just as much if not more than regular pizza.

I took an Eggplant and sliced it up. Put the slices through a Egg wash then dunked in Gluten Free Italian Bread crumbs OR Crushed Cornflakes with Italian seasoning)

Lay flat on cookie sheet spray with PAM and bake at 425 for about 15-20 min until they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Spread some sauce on it.

Sprinkle cheese.

Toppings of your choice.

Put back in the oven until cheese gets bubbly.

ENJOY!


Mzzcheif - I haven't had real pizza since the thyroid swelling. It used to happen to me a lot but not so much since I went GF. Used to have to take 800 dose of Motrin to deal with in now I just take an herb packet and the swelling reduces quickly.

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Thanks Anna,

Have a great weekend all

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Good luck Toni.
Mzz, Thanks for telling me the difference about gluten intolerant and celiac.
i will not be having the genetic test. I monitor what I can eat and have
a pretty good idea of what upsets me. Know thyself.

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Good deal, Toni!

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Yes the surgeon said it would be laparospically.

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Hi Toni!

yes, you can pretty much bank on not feeling yourself until they get that infected gall bladder out! Miserable thing, it can be!

But help is on the horizon, so you have that to look forward to.
One more week to wait.

Are you having it removed laparoscopically?
I've heard that decreases recovery from surgery time, since they don't have to cut as extensively.

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You did good not smoking, that's for certain!

Its very very hard for people to quit.
My sister used to sneak them, even after all the surgeries.

Coffin nails, that they are!
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Good morning all!!! Thanks for the support:) Not been feeling so good these days but keeping positive:)

Let's all have a great day!

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i hope he is okay,too, goanna2.

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He was a heavy smoker Mzz. Good news on Friday was that they removed
most of the cancer but there are still 2 dots that they have to check out. He also
has lung disease, so I hope he is OK. I am so grateful that i never smoked.


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HI Toni!

Will be thinking of you on that date!

You will prolly not feel so hot after surgery.
Surgery isn't fun... tissues don't like being cut into.
And it takes a couple of months before your body learns to deal with no gall bladder.

BUT when its all said and done... say 6 months from now when you are healed up and your back to your normal routine... you will be SO happy you had your surgery!

My sister, my mom both had theirs out and were so thankful when it was gone.
You gotta just look at the surgery as a necessary evil to get you where you need to be.

I'm pretty sure the inflammation and simmering infection from your gall bladder is taking a toll on your energy! So yes, your thinking is correct!

That said... an infected gall bladderdoesn't have much to do with your thyroid.
If you need thyroid hormone, you will still need thyroid hormone once its out.
Especially while you are healing from surgery.

Everything is going to be just fine.
You will be so happy when its over and you are healed.

Have a fun day!
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Welcome to our team!
Let us know what we can do to help you.

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I don't think its worthwhile for you to take the celiac genetic test, if your antibody test comes back negative.

here's why.
Genes need to be turned on in order for something like celiac symptoms to manifest.

When you have celiac, and are still eating wheat, what happens when the celiac gene is turned on, is that anitbodies be created against gluten.

And you've already had your antibodies tested... the test came back negative.

Which means even if you tested gentically positive for celiac, that gene hasn't "turned on" yet... and you won't develop antibodies until you do.

Does that make sense?

Plus there's another whole set of people, who have gluten INTOLERANCE, which means they just don't feel good when they eat wheat. These same people will go get tested for celiac, come back negative and be convinced they don't have a problem with gluten when they obviously do if symptoms when they eat it are any indication.

Sooooo... I have said this so many times you guys are prolly sick of hearing it... the best thing you can do for yourself is pay attention to how you are feeling.
If you eat wheat and other gluten containing products and feel awful, have gastic upset... then stop eating it.

No matter what the test says.

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Hi Dette

If your thyroid is swollen, I'd say no pizza for you, girlie!

I have been having Pizza thoughts, myself.
They do have frozen gluten free ones, but most of those have beans in the flour, which I also can't have. UGH
And the carbs make my blood sugar spike.
And the whole time I am eating them, I am aware its not the real thing, bc there's such a difference in the texture between gluten free dough and a nice yeasty wheat pizza crust...

RRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!

I'm going to make some lovely cod and put tomatoes on it.
That will have to do!

What I do in times of temptation is remind myself that I had 52 years to eat exactly as I pleased. Unfortunately I didn't eat much pizza in those 52 years, either, bc I've always been a bit of a health nut! hahaha

O me, just gotta keep on keepin on, eh? ha

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hi Ladies!

Been off Spark the last week or so, hope everyone is doing well.
Terrible about your friend's husband's bladder cancer, Anna.

My youngest sister passed away from bladder cancer.
There is more than one kind, some of them are more aggressive than others.

What causes bladder cancer?
Mainly... tobacco use.
We always think of the lungs and oral cavity as a place where cancer hits smokers.
But the other site cancer develops is the bladder.

Sometimes the cancer developes decades after tobacco use has stopped.

There's a variety of therapies and surgeries that can be done.
Its not something you want to fool around with, bc bladder cancer goes to the bones when it metastasizes.

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TONI501 - Good luck with your surgery.
Someone mentioned bladder problems and My friend's husband has
just been diagnosed with bladder cancer. Anybody know what causes it.

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Hello KIM22211, I was put on thyroid meds about 2 months ago and after about day 7 I felt so much better. I hope you will get to feeling better soon:)

I have my gallbladder surgery scheduled for March 12. I just hope this will help me feel better. I don't know but I'm wondering if having a bad gallbladder is why i don't have much energy and feel tired all the time.

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hello all. new to this team. Just got put on meds for my thyroid. Never before have I had issues. But aging will do it I guess. Well, I am 5 days in to taking it and don't know what to expect. Hoping it will help matters! Hope you all had a great weekend

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My sister has been diagnosed as celiac and she had the genetic test. When I
asked my GP, I had the medicare test and was told I'm not celiac. Was told
that for me to have the genetic test, it will cost over $400. He has given me the
name of the specialist so will talk to him and see what I have to do.
I really must say again how much I loved that article. I hope you had a great
Valentine's Day everybody.

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Mzzchief - GREAT article! I'm giving the link to a friend of mine who has Celiac. I fell off the wagon last night and had some pizza.....It was soooooo good. BUT today my Thyroid is swollen and uncomfortable. That has not happened in a long time. I thought I could sneak a little gluten but obviously I was wrong. Should have read the article before ordering the pizza. ;-)






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I'm not sure why, but the gall bladder tends to cause problems for us as we age.

I'm so happy you have located the source of your tummy woes.

Let us know when you have your surgery so we can think good thoughts.
Those surgeries are lifesavers for sure and we can all live happily without out gall bladder.

That said no surgery is fun!
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Thanks Mzz, I am very interested in the article re: Celiac/Thyroid.

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I've been so sick lately and ended up in the ER last night. Found out I have to have surgery to have my gallbladder taken out. They did an ultrasound and found multiple stone in my gallbladder. Just came back from a consultation with the surgeon to schedule my surgery. It seems like when I had surgery before, which was just 4 months ago, it threw off my thyroid I think??? Has that happened to anyone?

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HI Dette!

Here's an article for you that goes into greater detail, does a much better job of answering your question than my less complicated response.

www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/
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Sounds familiar. I have IBS and Lactose Intollerance. I've been on a probiotic regimen and have found I'm tolerating small amounts of lactose that I could not before. I'm pretty strict about the Gluten but I don't get stressed about crosscontamination like a celiac. They actually tested me for celiac a few years ago because I break out in rashes that get infected and do not heal.

Right now. I do not have rashes. My IBS is under control. I'm tolerating small amounts of lactose found in other products (not a glass of milk or anything silly like that) and I have not had a significant Thyroid flare for awhile.

So Yes I think they are all related. That is what originally propelled me to see a nutritionist and start looking into natural ways to regulate my body and make myself more healthy. So far so good. Now to loose some considerable weight. It has taken me a year to get the other stuff under control.

Mzzcheif - Thanks for the Gluten lesson. I had not realized it could be related to leaky gut. Don't worry I'm not eating bread and I'm still pretty much Gluten free. I was just wondering.

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Mzzchief , I found the Celiac reference interesting. My aunt and I both had thyroid problems. My son was diagnosed as having Celiac disease as a 2 yr old. He says he does not have it now, but I doubt he ever told a doctor that he had it. Can't do anything about it because he is 50. He definitely has stomach problems. I do too. They diagnosed mine as being IBS many years ago. I do know I am lactose intolerant, Do you think all of these things are connected?? Seems interesting.

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Hi Dette!

I've been gluten free since 2007, which is fine, bc its lead to healthier food choices, mainly more fruits and veggies.

As you know, autoimmune disease is when the body damages its self.
Its thought that its a mistake in the body's pathogen identification system.
Bacteria and viruses have proteins that are foreign to our own bodies... that's how the body identifies them and creates antibodies specific to them.

The thought is that gluten(a protein) resembles thyroglobulin, a protein made only in the thyroid, that is necessary to make thyroid hormone... its the "T" in T3,T4.

The body mistakes thyroglobulin as gluten and attacks them both.
You will have high anti TgAbs on your antibody test if gluten is a problem for you.
It was for me... my anti-TPOs were fine but my anti-TgABs were NOT!

I have never consciously eaten gluten until last summer when my daughter was here for a visit, and again at her wedding dinner.

I was fine, but I did not make a habit of it... I went back to my gluten free world.

This is my thinking:
All protein is broken down into amino acids, before being absorbed into the bloodstream.
Whole, intake proteins are unnatural, the body sees them as bacteria or a virus, something to be attacked.
The way gluten, or any other protein molecule, gets into the blood, is when the "tight junctions" between enterocytes(the cells that line the gut) are loosened. This is called "leaky gut".

Based on these thoughts, my speculation is that a small, one time portion of gluten containing food for a person with Hashi's (which is just about everyone here on this team), is not going to loosen the junctions enough to allow gluten into the bloodstream and trigger a thyroid flare.

By small I mean a slice of cake or bread once a month, not a whole loaf and not everyday.

UNLESS you are Celiac in which case I would not risk it.

Once again, this is my speculation.... I may be wrong.

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Hi Gang! Sorry I've been a bit MIA.

I've been Gluten free for a year. I'm not celiac. I went Gluten free because my nutritionist mentioned it helps control Hashimoto's disease. I am no longer seeing the nutritionist because of a change in health insurance. I'm wondering if anyone one knows the relationship between Gluten and Hashimoto's. I am wondering if a little Gluten here and there, maybe once or twice per month, would be detrimental.

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Anna,
You want the bib to come up to where your jaw meets your neck... have your entire throat covered! Yes that can be done with a standard bib, if they don't have one with a collar... you just have to pull it up.

Good luck!
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I am sure last time I went it was a bib that came all the way up to the neck.

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Hey Ladies!

The amount of radiation one gets from dental xrays, especially the new modern "digital" xrays is very small, however xray exposure is cumulative. In my opinion it's best to err on the side of caution, and use protection whenever it's available.


the collars come either attached to the apron they place over your torso, kinda resembling a turtle neck bib. Or as a separate strip. Technicians often need to be prompted to use them, as many patients don't ask, and it's just one more thing for them to fetch.

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Thanks for that info about hyper and hypo....makes lots of sense. And glad about the info on wearing the thyroid collar aspacially when I'm going to the dentist next week Tuesday.

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Thanks for the tip about the thyroid collar. Am due to go to the
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HI Mylo!

You may be warm for other reasons.
But I think its safe come wintertime, you are the envy of most of us here!

Low vitamin D and poor iodine status can cause one to feel cold as well.
I will be interested to see what your vitamin D status is when you test it.

Yes, you can overdo it with Probiotics for certain.
The key in everything is taking not to much or to little, to get things just right.

I think its a good idea for anyone who is on any sort of drug, to do some research not only on the short term side effects, but longterm symptoms. Congrats for doing your homework and sharing your results with our team!

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HI Toni!

Hashi's in hypothroid (low) and Grave's is hyPERthyroid (high).
Two sides of the same autoimmune coin!

You can also go hyper with Hashi's.
For example if one of those "lumps" aka nodules in your thyroid is filled with thyroid hormone, and it starts leaking (which sometimes happens after a needle biospy), you will temporarily become Hyper.

Yes, thryoid nodules can decrease in size... go away, the body sometimes reabsorbs the tissue.

The incidence of thyroid nodules is fairly high in the general population and are not cause for alarm in the vast majority of cases.

If nods are pressing on your windpipe of esophagus, then you might want to talk to your doctor about having them removed. But I would give it about a year on thyroid replacement hormone, to see if they shrink, which is often the case.
Here's an article on the subject:

www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p559.html

Just a note for everyone... when you go to the dentist for Xrays, make sure you ask for a "THYROID COLLAR" in addition the the apron. Most prep techs don't offer them, unless you ask. Keep this collar tight around your thyroid as thyroids are not fond of radiation.

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Thanks MzzChief...I was tested for all those antibodies and I do have an autoimmune. I thought that if you have Hashimoto's disease that you would be hyperthyroid and not hypothroid. i also have 2 lumps on my thyroid gland one on each.....just found out 2 weeks ago. Do you know if they can go away on there own or not???

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MzzChief...yes, thanks for responding. There exists a chart with details about which meds contribute to mental decline. Claritin is ranked LOW...thankfully, but noticed many other products are highly suspect! Who knew?

I take PROBOTICS a very low level. Started out with the higher numbers but having too much can create issues as well. I switched to some base-line of 4 billion.

VITAMIN D...I take daily...especially living in cloudy Cleveland, Ohio! But when I get my blood work done that will part of the testing, too.

As for THYROID...one of the markers is being cold? I am, if anything, always warm! I'm sure all these puzzles will be revealed and corrective advice provided by the good DOC!


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You might want to try some quercetin instead of Benedryl. It has mild anti histamine action.

Have you had your vitamin D status checked recently? This time of year is when many of us are low, bc of the lack of sun on bare skin.

You might also try a probiotic?


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Toni, hey!
Welcome to our team!

Thyroiditis means swollen thyroid.

Most of the time, it has an autoimmune cause. If you want to find out, you need TWO antibody tests. The anti-TPO antibody test AND the anti- TgAb test. Many Doctors will only test for elevated anti- TPOs, and can miss an autoimmune diagnosis.

That's why you need them both.
It's good to know for certain if your thyroid disease has an autoimmune cause, bc if you do, you will have to be careful with iodine. Too much iodine (from seaweeds like kelp and other sources) can make your antibodies flair, attack your thyriod.

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Read today a Report that anticholinergic products like Benadryl lead to Dimentia.

Now, I take Claritin which isn't outlined in the details. I don't have Alleriges but seem to have a KLEENEX in hand 24/7!

So I am reading about chronic rhinitus and note that it is a marker for hypothyroid!

So now my list of conditions is EIGHT (8)

Vertigo
Nail flaking
Constipation
Dry eyes
Hair loss
Eyebrow hair loss at edges
Low energy
Chronic rhinitus

Hmmmm. Guess I really need to get that blood panel testing to happen!!

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Glad I found this site! I have been reading all the posts and now I know someone out there can finally relate to what I have been going through for so many yrs. You all have lots of good information. I finally found a Dr who will listen to me and my symptoms. And I just found out that I have Thyroiditis. Does anyone know if it's Hastimoto's Thyroiditis or could it be autoimmune Thyroiditis. When the nurse called me with the news she just said that I have Throiditis.

Hope everyone is having a great day😀

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All labs came back "normal". Doc suggested that I switch to a synthetic med ... but I am staying with Armour alternating with 120 and 90 every other day.

Doc is more concerned about my insulin resistance ... and me trying to dump 75+ pounds. She wants me to stop walking too fast and walk steadily for longer.


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FERAL...I hear you and thought about that! My plan is to get tested end of next week. I'm only taking a couple things like KELP and a few other things.

Honestly, I do feel so much better since beginning supplementation. One was too strong and I will mention brands and components on my next post.

I hesitate to be a "pusher" for self directed homeopathic options. Especially after reading the posts from many of you dealing with really critical health compromises. Definitely needing a Doctor with a serious background in understanding this Medical issue.


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MLO, If you are taking stuff for your thyroid, won't it throw off the tests.

Edited by: FERALAUNTIE at: 1/21/2015 (12:14)
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January is Thyroid Awareness Month...y'all probably know already.

I do need to get TESTED! Keep putting off...now, my excuse is "Don't want to get exposed to flu in waiting room."

BOO HISS! Need to schedule and stop trying to solve on my own!~mlogal


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OK ... what do y'all know about adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism??? I read and article about hypothyroidism and waking up in the middle of the night ... which I do on a regular bases. The article went on to say this could be caused by adrenal fatigue.

The only solution they spoke to was eating something when you wake up ... NOT. I am struggling enough as it is to lose weight ... I don't want to eat at 2-3 in the morning.

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Greetings mates,

Read a bunch of the posts. Some very knowledgeable members here!

My story: short version

2010
Doc visit to complain about hair loss and get referral for dermatoligist.

2011
Next visit complain of constipation. Doc orders thyroid ultrasound. Tests normal

2012
I do study on my own because nails are flaking. I read about compromised Thyroid but, Hey! Mine is normal? Plus a marker is chronic coldness...I'm always too warm?

Last week when I was reading a researcher with NIH she reveals a bunch more symptoms that I am "enjoying" NOT!

Dry eyes...I use Soothe PM every night
Vertigo...comes and goes..I use DiVertigo drops and they solve the problem.
Eyebrow Wax every 3 months...I look in mirror last week and notice loss of hair in corner of brow.
Low energy...which I have always blamed on the aging process but it has accelerated since my birthday 7 months ago. To the point that I am in constant stress over the fact that I don't have enough ambition to grocery shop unless I handle first thing in the morning.

I will get more testing done in couple weeks. In meantime I have started on Homopathic supplementation with Tyrocine, iodine, etc.

I can't believe how this whole dynamic has slowly over-taken my world? How could I miss the conclusions?

Right now, I'm down with a cold but will review current posters BioPages to get to know everyone better.~Mellowgal (MLO for short)



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Well, I have been arguing with my Doc's nurse. I asked for labs to include:

TSH - brain
Free T3 - blood
Reverse T3 - cells
FreeT4 - inactive
Antibodies

Nurse doesn't want to ask Doc to write a script for all these ... all I need is TSH. NOPE!!! I have been at this awhile and it's not her decision it's mine. So I guess we will see what happens.

Start the New Year on the right track.

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My doctor checked when i am due for a bone density and he said not till July. He said my 2013 reading showed a 16% improvement from the 2008 and he mentioned magnesium and I said that I take magnesium with calcium and Vitamin D3 and eat a lot of calcium rich foods. He said keep doing what i am and i was pleased about that. I had the chest X-Ray and yep, I have 2 fractured ribs. I knew that 4 weeks ago today. Will just take time...Hurts to take a deep breath.

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Grrrrr! Now I think I have a bladder infection. I am sick of being sick, ya know. Up until this thyroid thing I never got sick. Now I'm looking at borderline diabetes, IR, infections, ... It is frustrating!

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