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11/26/07 1:59 P

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My gyno just happened to run across this in my bloodwork as she was actually checking for iron deficiancy which I typically am anemic. She referred me to a endocronologist or my general practicioner whom she felt could better assist me. I'll be seeing them both within the next week.

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11/26/07 5:51 A

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Hi,
I just read your string. I think the normal range is 0.4 to 3.0. The highest my level has ever been was 10.1. My endo told me with a TSH level that high, I would not be able to loose weight. That was the most discouraging thing he could have ever said. I had lost 15lbs and was at a plateau. That comment sent me going the opposite way. Recently I started seeing and endo that specializes in women and reproductive health. She is very nice, but she does not specialize in Thyroid problems. I have been looking for a way to stimulate hair growth, so my have will grow in thicker. I have very thin hair. I am trying to increase my folate. Thyroid blocks certain nutrients, I can not remember exactly which ones at the moment, but taking vitamins helps. You just have to stick with it, and have patients. Lots, and lots of patients. It may take 6 months to a year to get you regulated on thyroid medication. It will also take a few weeks, before you feel better after you start taking medication. Can I ask why, the doctor did not prescribe thyroid medication?

 
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11/25/07 1:50 P

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Hi I just put myself on this team. I was just recently told that during a routine blood exam that my thyroid levels are at 6.97 and the normal range is between 4.0 to 5.0. I believe she indicated it was hypothyroidism, however I am not scheduled to see a endocronologist until next week. I've had few symptoms, one very annoying being significant amount of hair shedding. Does anyone have any suggestions or did anyone experience this. I am not currenty taking anything besides a natural herbal supplement for thyroid until I see the doc!! Help!! Believe it or not I have still been able to lose close to 60 lbs.

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I'm new to this forum and would love to ask you all questions regarding your thyroid problems. I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid a couple of years ago and have struggled with diet and exercise. I take synthroid .125 and struggle with losing weight. Does anyone have a set menu that has worked for them with low carbs?

 
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I copied and pasted that addy (www.stopthethyroidmadness.com ) to a new browser window and it worked, or at least i think it worked. I got alot of info on what to ask for and expect. I've been on Synthyroid or it's generics all of my life because of congenital hypo. I did a doctor search from there and found my doc on there so i'm going to ask on my next visit.

 
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many of you may have read the article about coconut oil being good for thyroid. I tried it and although it hasnt had that miracle effect I did notice the first time i took it my body sort of went into a high gear like when you take a strong cup of coffee.

I have added it to some of my receipes.

The traditional dr stuff on thyroid only assures that you test well not that you feel well.

Right now with cytomel twice a day my cold hands and feet have stopped but i still get muscle soreness.

Great receipe for spinance is sautee in a little olive oil with onions salt, pepper and add chopping walnuts as generous garnish at the end. yummmmm!

if you like feta cheese that added to the garnish is also yummy.


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I was told a couple of years ago to take my thyroid medication at night - I didn't lose any weight because then the medication dose was reduced! At least it stops me from snacking before bedtime!

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Hi There!
I have been taking Levoxyl for soooooo many years that you get so used to doing something and just keep doing it. I get checked yearly and get adjusted accordingly and that's about it. This forum has been great for the extra tips and tricks and hearing about others like me. Glad I found ya'll!!
I don't know if ya'll have been out to Mary J Shomon's sites but they are very informational and interesting too. emoticon

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Hi. My understanding is that you are supposed to take it on an empty stomach and then wait an hour to eat. I think that's why they recommend taking it first thing when you wake up with water. Typically to get an empty stomach you shouldn't eat 8 hours before taking it...


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11/19/07 1:10 P

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I have a question about taking your levothyroxine at night. Do you still wait 3 hours after you eat? That would be hard for me, but if it might help, I am willing to try.

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raw foods, I have a friend that was a raw foods enthuesiast and she turned me onto several excellant receipes. We had a class here for our local gals and the people were totally in love with the taste of the foods. Some were frightened of using coconut oil and palm oil because of doctors warnings about saturated fat. you can google and find tons of receipes.

I don't think I will go entirely raw but i certainly will add some favorite receipes to my love to eat list.

As for thyroid. I am taking the levothyroxine at night because one of my friends lost 25 pounds just making that switch. So far i am not noticing any difference. I also take cytomel twice during the day. Does food interefer with cytomel as well as the levothyroxine?

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Thanks for all the great info!

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Hi NCWoman. Taking supplements can be a real art. I learned that it is also important to take iron and Vit E as far apart as possible, because they counteract each other, but both are necessary to the body. Four to eight hours between is best. I take my Vit E in the evening, and anything with iron in it about noon.

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I had a terrible time getting my thyroid levels right after many years of taking meds. They would go up, then down yo yoing and making me crazy. I had been on a maintanence dose for several years. I went to a new endo and she asked me if I took vitamins and I told her, yes, sometimes. She then told me that iron in suppliments, if taken within four hours of your thyroid meds will bind to the thyroid and keep your body from being able to absorb the meds. I stopped taking the vitamins and my levels stabilized.

 
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One thing that has really helped my weightloss was the food combining approach.

There are a ton of resources on the internet if you google food combining and it has helped me to lose extra pounds just by changing the way I eat.

Just wanted to share. Good luck! It can be so frustrating being hypo-thyroid!

 
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Hi all,
I take my calcium at night. I also take it in the liquid gel cap form seems to get absorbed better that way. It has Vitamin D in it too. I had a vitamin D deficiency when I first got diagnosed with osteoporosis. Of course being a drug addict and not taking care of myself for years probably had as much to do with the deficiency as Thyroid or osteoporosis or anything else. Anyway they put me on a high powered D supplemnet for about two weeks until my blood test showed normal results. I can't remember the milligrams but it was alot more than I take with my calcium now.Love the info i get from you all.
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In the recent Life Extension Magazine there is an interview with the beautiful supermodel Carol Alt called "Let Food Be Your Medicine" which I read with interest. Carol says she healed herself of many problems by going on a 95% raw vegetable regimen. I was particularly interested since I knew a scientist at the Tullahoma Wind Tunnel in 1978 who cured himself of rheumatoid arthritis (went from a wheelchair to being fully functional) by eating a natural diet he found outlined in a book called "A Doctor's Proven Home Cure for Arthritis". As I read further in Ms Alt's interview, I was shocked to read that she takes 192 supplements a day! Nope, that wasn't a misprint! Wow - I'll bet the cost of that many makes $75.00 seem like small change! :) No, the scientist did not take ANY supplements. Carol Alt is a beautiful woman, and has more determination and dedication than I could ever dredge up. Just thought it was pretty fascinating. Thanks.

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Yeah, no doubt. It wasn't too bad, about $75. Hey, I have a question and I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this. I read in one of my books or online someplace(I can't remember which) that it is better to take calcium supplements than to try to get all of one's daily calcium through the diet. I guess this is because milk can be rough on your immune system and if you have Hashimoto's like me, your immune system is already a bit wired. Has anyone heard anything like that? Or did I read something bad?

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You bought out the place. I hope your hubby changes his mind about the walnuts and spinach when he sees how good both of you feel.



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Thanks Sunpet.

I ended up going over to Whole Foods. They told me people with Thyroid should take:

Really good multivitamin that has more than 100% of B complex vitamins, plus at least 100% of everything else including copper, zinc, iron, manganese, etc. I bought the Blue Bonnet brand since it's supposed to be the highest quality and have the best absorption rates.
150-200 mg selenium for T4-T3 conversion
1000 mg Omega 3-6-9 formula for heart
500 mg Tyrosine for energy
Kelp for iodine
Co-Q10 for antioxidant support
Ashwagandha for adrenals

Crikey, that's a lot of vitamins, but I guess if it helps, it's worth it. We shall see!

The other thing I read yesterday on Dr. Oz's site is to eat more walnuts and spinach. I bought some of that, too. (My poor husband is already groaning).


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amino acid. Get a good brand.

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I've never heard of Tyrosine, is that an amino acid or a vitamin? Thanks very much for the detail - I am going vitamin shopping after work.

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vitamins for thyroid are: Tyrosine with some iodine,

Selenium & zinc, D, E, A, Omega3&6. good if zinc has some copper to level it out.(will not take much) be careful with iodine

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Thank you Appealstome! I will look forward to what you find out. Really appreciate your help.

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MAHJARUNNER

The site Dr Oz recommended to check vitamins is
www.comsumerlab.com

I am still searching for the name of the vitamin that supports thyroid functions.



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Thanks!

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Ellen, if you want to go WAY in depth about RDAs- go to www.ASK.com and search "RDA" - you'll see the link to "Dietary Reference Intakes..." from the USDA. They have indepth information, and if you're willing to take some time and wade through some tables, it IS possible to make sense of it all.
In the blue vertical 'bar' on the right side, you'll also see "Additional Information" at the bottom of the "Daily Ref. Info." section. Click that and check out the third one under Add. Info - "Most Frequently Asked Questions about RDAs and DRIs"

Make sense? Hope it helps!

 
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Thanks for the website. I like Oz, also. The last work I was in we were told that by law vitamins only have to contain 38% of what the labels say they contain, unless they are pharmaceutical grade, in which case the percentage is much higher - I believe something like 97%. (Explains part of why the cost of vitamins can vary so greatly.) How neat to have a place to discuss such things, and to learn new things. My thanks to all of you!

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Yep, I found this site today. Here is the link for other interested parties. I gotta say that you have to love Oprah at times. She can spotlight an issue faster than anyone I've ever seen.

http://www.oprah.com/health/oz/programs/
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I like is Sunny California and live for sunshine. I do not use sun screen and was surprised my vitamin did was on the low side. I do not consume milk products often.

Dr Oz recommended a website where we can check if our vitamin contains what is listed on the bottle. He and others warned most vitamins do not. If I find the site and name of the vitamins others take for thyroid I will list it here.

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Just a thought - As I understand it, RDA is supposed to be the required daily allowance of a nutrient, but isn't that for a person in good health? And should it be the same for someone who weighs 90 pounds as for someone who weighs 250? Or the same for an 18 year old as an 80 year old? I am personally not convinced that RDA has much meaning. I'm interested in what others think about it, and especially the answer to your question about the link between Vit D and Thyroid issues (if any). Keep on keeping on! We're on our way to vibrant health (I really LIKE those two words)!!!

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Thank you for letting me know that. I checked my multivitamin which says it contains 100% of my RDA. Does anyone know what the % should be for those people who have a thyroid issue? I would assume that perhaps the RDA isn't enough for us... Thanks!! This group is fantastic.

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Mahjarunner, I grew up in Colorado, but since moving to Washington state 3 years ago, I learned that 'up north', from mid-fall to mid-spring, the 'strength' of the suns rays are not enough to gain the benefit of Vit. D, and supplements are recommended. In fact a friend emailed me yesterday and said its anyone 'North of Atlanta'...
Has anyone else heard this?

 
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Thank you Msellen1 and Appealstome. You'd think my Endo would have told me this. Scary. I will check out these books and start looking at my Vitamin D. I live in Colorado, and I guess we get the most days of sun comparatively speaking, so I should be making sure I get out in the middle of the day for a bit. That and drinking my lattes a little bit more often. Thanks again.

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Dr Oz gave a lecture on it on Oprah last week. I am sure he mentions it in his new book on staying young. I know he has a thyroid section in this and his other books. I also noticed there was a video link to what he said on the show on the aol toolbar.

We only need 15 minutes of sunlight without sunscreen to get our daily allowance. I live in a sun state and am exposed to sunlight for that long daily and still have a shortage. Dr Oz said the reason skin cancer is higher on the left arm is because that is the arm that is exposed to the sunlight while driving. Tinted windows do not keep out the harmful sun rays when we drive. You might find out more about it in Dr Richard Shames book feeling fuzzy, fat and frazzled or Mary's website.

I never realized the importance of vitamin D until he explained it. I am the type of person that will not take a supplement unless I know why it is necessary.

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Whatever you do in life, think higher and feel deeper. C. Artias

Your personal history is not your true identity. Don't let the past define who you are.. Eckart Tolle

You are the architect of your actions, words and voice. What an opportunity for love, truth and purpose to shine. Sister Andrea Jaegar

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About Vit D - I've been studying nutrition and health since 1970, and in the last year have read more about the importance of D in preventing and/or healing almost every condition. Think about it - we get D from sunlight on our skin - but to do that we need to get out in the sun without sunscreen (during the non-hurtful hours, before 11, after 2 I think it is) - and then we are told to stay out of the sun and to use the most potent sunscreen! Most articles say to take at least 400 IU to 1000 IU daily. Interestingly, the inclusion of Vit D in the daily regimen is also reported to help sleep patterns. And of course D is important for strong bones.

It is so funny how the medical world will come up with something like iodizing (adding iodine to) salt to prevent goiter, (which was very effective), and then taking most folks off salt without recommending an alternative source of iodine (like for instance, kelp tablets). Iodine directly affects the thyroid, and thyroid conditions are rampant in our world (even including Oprah!). No wonder we get so confused and so sick! Our bodies are so fearfully and wonderfully made, and when we take excellent care of them they serve us well.

Wishing you vibrant health!
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I understand that about the scales. It is hard to stay off them!!

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Thank you! i needed to hear that. I need a new attitude! Maybe that should be my goal! :-) Honestly I had to put the scale away because I was getting on it everyday, if i didn't see it going down, then that would set my tone for the whole day. I know that is the worst thing to do that is why i finally put it out of sight!

 
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If anything, being on the meds will help you lose weight...at least, that's what they say. Think of your thyroid medicine as hormones rather than medicine; that's why there aren't the side effects associated with most medication. Until you're on the right dosage (and that can take months to get right), if you're maintaining your weight, then you're doing pretty good. Even when your levels are where they should be, you may or may not have trouble losing weight. DO NOT LET THAT GET YOU DOWN!!!! Focus on all the great new habits and health you're gaining. Trust me on that one...you can see from my ticker that I haven't exactly lost a lot of weight in the 11 months I've been here;) but I am getting healthier. I am exercising a lot more and that is building muscle and keeping the heart strong. I'm also *slowly* learning to eat better. By focusing on the positive things you're learning and not beating yourself up because you're not losing weight, you'll feel better about yourself...and attitude is everything. Make your goals reflect things not weight related. My new goal is to get 1 cup of fruits in each day and 1 1/2 cups of veggies. Be patient with yourself and rejoice in the small victories...and most of all, have fun and go out and live life passionately:D

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Appealstome,
This is the first I've heard of the Vitamin D connection. Wondering if you know how that affects the thyroid or where I can refer to get more info?
Thanks!

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Any help is greatly appreciated with this. I have just been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and am still not feeling up to par. They uped my med dosage at my last med check. My next one is in December. Can being on this med hinder you from losing weight. I just do not feel i am losing weight as well as the last time I put my best foot forward. I mean I know it causes you to gain weight but with all the dieting and exercising i have been doing, I just feel a little disappointed.

 
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Don't know if I mentioned this here but taking Vitamin D is a must for people with Hashimoto or other auto immune diseases. Two endos recommended it I take 1000 mg since my levels is a little on the low side. Dr Shames recommends selenium to help convert meds into Ts, proper muscle function and sleep.

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Thanks for sharing all this helpful info - I'm new to thyroid problems so everything I can find out is helpful. Jenna


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I love Mary Shomon's book and advice column. One thing that has really helped me is to journal. I keep track of my food, how I feel each day, whether I had particular symptoms, patterns in my menstrual cycle, etc. This is the kind of information that is useful to my doctor and it helps me to be specific about what is going wrong. I find that I have a crazy menstrual cycle and being able to prove the patterns has helped them to adjust my meds.

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JOSIE

I keep track of food, meds, exercise, stress, amount of sleep in my symptom journal since all affects pain, weight gain, loss, etc. Then I can look back and see what worked. I just lost 2lbs after no weight loss for a year and found that eating and sleeping more resulted in the loss. I also determined that an aerobic class caused leg pain and swelling.



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Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.


Whatever you do in life, think higher and feel deeper. C. Artias

Your personal history is not your true identity. Don't let the past define who you are.. Eckart Tolle

You are the architect of your actions, words and voice. What an opportunity for love, truth and purpose to shine. Sister Andrea Jaegar

Accept each moment as if you had chosen it. That frees you


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If you have a bad experience with your doctor, consult the list of recommended doctors at thyroid.about.com!

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Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

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Josie,
That's exactly the type of tip I was looking for! That's a great idea:D
My belly dance teams gave me this idea, btw...I figured it would be particularly useful to have something similar for us:D

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great idea!

One thing that I did after RAI was to keep a daily journal of my "symptoms"...this for me included about 25 things that hurt, felt different, or changed in me after the RAI. These things ranged from a red, swollen spot on my ankle to not being able to concentrate long enough to read a book. I rated these things on a daily basis from 1-10..added when new problems started up..(skin felt hard, gained 35 lbs.) and dropped some off when they went away or got down to minimal.
Hope that is what you meant for sharing!!
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Great Idea!

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I think it's about time we have a place where we can post useful information for those of us dealing with thyroid issues.
So...if you have any great websites, things you've learned that help you, information on what to eat/not eat, books, exercise videos or shows that have helped you, whatever you have that might help someone else, post it here.
Hmmmmm...as of 10/30/07 the website www.stopthethyroidmadness.com isn't working...looks like the domain name has expired...so we'll have to keep an eye on that one.
Mary Shomon wrote The Thyroid Diet and she has a lot of info on About.com. http://thyroid.about.com/


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