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9/30/12 5:59 A

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Zinc caused my sister and my tongue to swell.

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9/30/12 5:57 A

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YIGOBUTTERFLY,

I have broken bone in ankle that was never fixed and noticed that shoes I wear make big difference as to whether or not it become painful upon standing, walking, etc. My physical therapist recommended I buy/wear cross trainer sneakers so my foot does not roll from side to side as I walk. She recommended running shoes second if I can not find cross trainer. No pain when I wear cross trainer. Pain when I wear sandals, closed shoes, etc.or try on more than two pair of shoes. emoticon

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9/28/12 10:47 P

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At the first sign of a cold start popping zinc. I took a lozenge every hour....many time I can entirely prevent it that way.

If you get stressed out eat some catnip and go to sleep

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9/26/12 6:08 P

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Mzz, you asked a question about what I was doing that makes my ankle hurt. Walking... Some days I end up walking more than I should. Our KMart is BIG, I think the biggest in the world, or was when built. I can use the cart but if I forget it seems whatever I want is on the far corner and sometimes I have walked a lot before I finally ask where something is.

The pain is not that bad so I will just suck it up and elevate my foot as soon as possible.

It has just been a little over three month since I broke my ankle (two major bones) and I am doing great but I am going to stay off the pain pills if at all possible. This has caused my blood pressure to be elevated and so the doctor may have to increase those meds. grrrr



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9/26/12 8:00 A

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Can anyone recommend an over the counter adrenal support supplement? The supplement doctors and druggists recommend is too expensive for my pocketbook.

Tee

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I increase the amount of vitamin D I take daily at first sign of cold, flu, etc. along with using nasal irrigation ( saline solution, Afrin ( nasal spray for only three days) and taking Advil. Advil relieves nasal swelling without hyper response of over counter cold medication. Vitamin D works to enhance immunity and fight cold, flu, etc. I usually take 2,000 IU daily and 4,000 IU when ill.

I take Ibruprofen for joint pain. My children's doctor use to say animals are smarter than people bc when animal hurts him/her self, they rest until they feel better. While humans keep going in spite of injury, pain, etc. My ortho doctor recommends increasing amount of vitamin C taken daily for sprains and injuries for faster recovery along with moving joint. I found attending arthritis pool classes extremely beneficial in helping me recover fast. I was told I needed surgery on both knees and ankle a few years ago, but attending arthritis pool class works best. Icing injured area no more than 20 minutes every hour and wrapping with elastic support also helps. Swimming in cold pool also relieves my pain and swelling.

Hope both of you feel better soon.

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9/25/12 11:47 A

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Ps.
Jane... what are you doing that makes your ankle hurt?
Whatever it is, the pain is your body telling you to stop it!

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Hey Jane!

That's a hard one to call for another person.
I'd wean myself off any sort of analgesics ASAP.
My reason being I don't want to put anything except (maybe some wine on occasion!) into my body that's going to tax my liver. I think pain is there for a reason... it helps set limits, prevents you from doing anything too foolish.

If I really needed something I'd try Ibruprofen (Advil, Motrin) first as that doesn't seem to effect the TSH/thyroid as much.

If I had to stay on the Tylenol because of the pain, I'd get a thyroid test run and see if my levels had changed... if I needed an increase in thyroid hormone.

After I no longer needed Tylenol, I'd get my levels tested 8 weeks out, to see if I needed a decrease in thryoid meds.

But that's me!
Everyone has to decide what's right for them... there is no one right way.

And I'd rest that ankle, keep it elevated. Exercise the rest of my body to prevent blood clots from forming and me strong. There's a link to a wheel chair Spark team on my homepage, if you're interested.

Take care of youse!
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9/25/12 8:19 A

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Mzz, I was not aware of Tylenol being a problem for hypo's! That is what the last orthopedic doctor recommended for my ankle. Actually Tylenol 3. Bummer! Actually had gotten off of pain pills in case I needed surgery. Took a couple today but I guess no more.

Now what do I take when the ankle hurts too much?

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9/24/12 2:04 P

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PS Tylenol will mess with your TSH/thyroid numbers as well.
I can't remember the last time I took an aspirin or Tylenol, its literally been decades... I don't even have them in the house.

Here's something for reference, so that you don't have to take what I say on faith:


thyroid.about.com/b/2004/01/15/can-i
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profen-and-aspirin-affect-your-thyroR>id.htm


I haven't tried it but Purrballs swears by a cayenne pepper nasal spray. I looked online for one, here's an example:
www.naturaltreasure.net/sinus_buster
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asal_spray.htm


Zicam is excellent too, but be aware it can have a permanent effect on your sense of smell. Its rare but it does happen.... I would think that not over doing it would be key:


well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/17/dr
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-linked-with-loss-of-smell/


As for vitamin C increasing the absorption of your thyroid medication, that's true. I've made that suggestion to members on our team who are having a problem absorbing their medications, to put a bit of powdered vitamin C or a squeeze of lemon in the water they take their thyroid medication with. If you are worried about absorbing too much thyroid medication, just keep the C away from your thryoid meds for 4 hours... which is what the usual recommendation is for vitamins, minerals, other meds.

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9/24/12 1:52 P

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I really like hot ginger root tea.
I make it with about an inch or so of ginger root chopped up in my mini blender with a whole washed lemon. Rind and all. Add to 2 or so cups of water. Bring it to a boil. Steep.

You can add a few tablespoons of this to hot tea and add honey to taste.

This is a good recipe for upset stomach as well... something that frequently comes with colds.

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At first sign of the sniffles I jump for my Zicam. I like the oral mist. Use it all day as directed and wake up the next day with no symptoms. Haven't had a full fledged cold for 4 years now.

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THANK-YOU GILDENSTAR!!!! I feel better already just reading your reply - Tylenol, Advil, Hot Showers & Hot Tea!!! If only I had time for a Warm nap as well!! I Appreciate your Response!!!

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Thank-You!! I do have a problem with the pulse race as well!!
I will look into this!!

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9/24/12 8:59 A

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I have a cold as well and asked my pharmacist too because I noticed a lot of decongestants say for thyroid patients not to use them. Pharmacist said to call the dr if I need something and not to take decongestants if you have a thyroid disorder because they cause your heart rate to increase. The one thing I was told I could take is Coricidin which is prescribed to a lot of people with high blood pressure as well. I skipped that and just took regular tylenol (to reduce fever) and advil (to reduce inflamation) alternately along with a few hot showers a day and lots of hot tea. It seemed to work fairly quickly because my nasal and chest congestion were gone within a day. I still have the remnants of the achy body, feverishness, and sore throat but my congestion is no where near what it was. Hopefully this is somewhat helpful.

Maybe try supplementing with some Zinc if you aren't already. A lot of people say to take high doses of vitamin C. I would be careful with that as I've read taking Vitamin C increases absorption of thyroid meds which could be dangerous if you are a hashimoto person, borderline hyper and taking something like synthroid, as extra T4 absorption could push you into hyper mode pretty quickly.

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I take OTC's for colds with no problem. The one I take is the one for people with high blood pressure because some of the cold meds makes my pulse race so look for the one that is
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My first year on Thyroid Medication I was told by the pharmacist that the olnly thing I could take for my cold symptoms was nose drops. I am wondering what others do for a cold - runny eyes & nose, sore throat, cough, etc.? It's that time of year again, and I have a head cold - I don't do nose drops and I'm tired of feeling yucky!! I've been drinking alot more and trying to take it easy, but it's been a long week!! Any help would be Greatly Appreciated!! emoticon

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