I've had 4 caffeinated beverages today, and none of them helped me.
When I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, I originally went to have my blood sugar tested, because I could tell something was off with my metabolism compared to other women my age. I was only slightly overweight, and that was not at all my concern. I was concerned that I was so hungry all the time, and my coworkers flat out told me to seek medical attention if my lunch break was so important to me.
I am grateful for those harsh coworkers.
Hypothyroidism isn't an issue of women having trouble with natural aging. I was 24 when I was diagnosed, so you can't say I was anywhere near old or aging. I felt old though.
This article makes me sick. It's one of the reasons I try not to talk about my heath problems with anyone other than close friends and family.
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I am furious after reading that article! How dare they publish such nonsense. I, for one, would have been lost without all the information online that has helped me to work out why I have been feeling so terrible and insist on proper treatment from my doctor.
One of the things I find most offensive is the insinuation that people seeking treatment for their thyroid are people who are just looking for a quick fix for weight loss. This makes me so mad because for years I blamed myself for not being able to keep my weight under control - accusing myself of being greedy and lazy, when the whole time there was a medical reason for it. I went on diet after diet and now realise that I was actually working twice as hard as anyone else to lose weight only with only half the success. This seems like just another case of 'those fatties are too lazy and greedy to bother to lose weight properly, so they look for a quick fix'. I think anyone with a thyroid problem has had more than enough of that attitude to deal with already without this silly woman adding to it.
Despite all that struggle to lose weight, I never went to my doctor about being overweight, it was the fatigue, depression, anxiety, chills, aches and pains and countless other symptoms that sent me to my doctor desperate for help. Regaining my health and happiness is far higher on my list of priorities than losing the weight. How dare this woman suggest that me and the countless others like me are just lazy people who can't be bothered to go to a spin class to lose the weight. Grrrrr!
She's going to feel very stupid when her thyroid problems escalate and she has to get some proper treatment.
I just read the good housekeeping article thank you for sharing . A very old doctor told me once when I quoted from a health book about weight , said you can't believe something because it is in print , just because it is published doesn't make it true.
The Darwin Award goes to this statement (top line, second page):
"Untreated subclinical hypothyroidism with a TSH of 10.0 or higher is associated with a 60% to 90% increased risk of heart problems, a study found last year".
Right. Two problems though: 1. Subclinical hypothyroid disease is a TSH between 5 -10. 2. Why would you want to put yourself in a risk group where the chance of heart problems increases to 60%-90%, by not taking thyroid replacement hormone?
Girlfriend has her facts mixed up with some fantasies. Just sayin! : ) Mzzchief
Never underestimate the value of getting out of your own way.
I found out about this from Mary Shomon's post on Facebook. It's infuriatingly misleading, and could really hurt some people. The woman who wrote the article talked to some doctors who think having a TSH under 10 is fine, and since she liked the sound of that, she's not taking any meds! The article ends with her saying she'll drink more coffee for energy, do crosswords to help her brain fog, and join a spinning class to lose weight! What a moron!
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