Your “Head” is Fine… Your Thyroid Isn’t! -
Your “Head” is Fine… Your Thyroid Isn’t!
Posted by admin December 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm
It’s a quiet epidemic affecting millions of men and women. No matter how much you sleep, you’re always waking up exhausted. You’ve been watching your diet, cutting out the junk food, exercising.. and not only haven’t you lost anything – you’ve gained even more pounds! 1
Thinking you may have to go out and buy a new scale, you look in the mirror – running your hand through your hair. Does it just seem thinner – less robust lately – or is it really falling out?
When cleaning out the shower drain, it hits home. The stark truth is staring you right in the face… clumps and wads of hair… and all of it yours.
You’re tired – all the time. You just about drag yourself through the day on sheer willpower. When even that starts to dwindle, it’s coffee, coffee and more coffee. Anything that will give you the caffeine buzz you need to function.
Trying to shake the cobwebs from your head, you step on the scale. What! It just can’t be true.
The same holds true for all those so-called energy drinks. Basically super-charged caffeine hopped up with sugar and other ingredients, at up to $4 a pop it’s a mighty expensive way to fight fatigue and keep your body moving.
You go through the day in a brain fog. It doesn’t matter how much coffee you drink, or how many overpriced caffeine saturated concoctions you gulp down, nothing seems to clear your head or give you the healthy energy you’re desperately seeking.
Then there’s that secret fear – the one you keep hidden away deep inside. You see yourself in the mirror, you see that ugly fat and that tired face staring back at you. Your husband sees it too. How long before he stops noticing you and starts looking at other women?
Maybe yes, maybe no. But that figure in the mirror sure doesn’t look very sexy or alluring to you, so how can it be doing anything for your man?
You ask yourself… is all this normal? What we should be expecting from Mother Nature? Slowly, inevitably, unavoidably winding down as the years go by?
Well….there’s good news and bad news.
First the bad news: All the symptoms above – and a host of others – are caused by an under active thyroid, what the medical world calls hypothyroidism.
It usually starts when we pass our middle 20s, getting progressively worse as we age. Many women really dont notice their symptoms until after childbirth… when it just hits you, seemingly out of nowhere. That “baby weight gain” isn’t lost. Depression and exhaustion are constant companions, and you just don’t feel “right” in your own body anymore.
If you try talking to your doctor about it, you’ll be humored by being given a thyroid blood test. Of course, when it comes back it’ll say you dont have hypothyroidism your thyroid is normal. You’ll then be told it’s “all in your head” and be given a prescription for an anti-depressant.
But the fact of the matter is this… Your “Head” is Fine… Your Thyroid Isn’t!
Heres a dirty little secret most doctors won’t discuss with you. When a medical test is done, any result within a wide range is deemed normal. Your thyroid could be functioning at 30% of peak efficiency, but your tests will say that’s fine.
Well, it’s not fine youre hypothyroid. And you have the hair loss, the lethargy & fatigue and the weight gain to prove it.
Taking an anti-depressant won’t do a thing for your symptoms or your hypothyroid condition. But it will make the big drug companies very happy in having yet another long term customer hooked on their products.
If you keep insisting, you’ll probably be told there’s nothing else to be done. Since your tests are normalyou won’t be given the one prescription that would actually help: The actual thyroid hormone.
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Perhaps you’ve heard me on the radio or seen me on television – addressing my millions of listeners regarding the serious health issues facing us today.
I constantly stress the need for proper nutrition and healthy, holistic living. Avoid ALL Genetically Modified Foods (GMO’s). Since the Mid 90’s, the percentage of American’s who have developed cancer, tumors, hypothyroidism, obesity, etc. has literally grown 10,000%. This is especially important in the “modern” environment we now live in – an environment filled with toxins, chemical residues, and rogue hormones – a virtual cornucopia of health damaging substances.
Whenever I get the chance, I try and spread the word about the poisons finding their way into our daily lives, our foodstuffs and our bodies, and what we can do to lessen or even reverse their ill effects.
But as I said, when it came to your thyroid, there was good news and bad.
You Can Now Boost Your Thyroid Function, Eliminating Your Most Troubling Symptoms… Without A Prescription and Without Begging Your Doctor!
Could you, a friend or a loved one be a victim of this poor thyroid treatment? You betcha.
The Non-Diagnosis Club: This huge global group consists of those with genuine or unrecognized hypothyroid symptoms, yet no accurate diagnosis. Why? Because of well-meaning but clueless medical professionals who not only fail to note the entire cluster of your hypothyroid symptoms, but rigidly rely on the TSH lab test, which is a blatant failure. You are then proclaimed “normal”.
The T4-Only Club: This huge global club consists of those diagnosed with a thyroid problem, but treated with Synthroid, Levoxyl, Oroxine, Levothyroxine, Eltroxin, et al, T4-only thyroxine pills. But we found that hypothyroidism and the body is not meant to live on a storage hormone alone, leaving many patients with their own brand or intensity of lingering hypothyroid symptoms.
My name is Diana, and I am a thyroid patient activist, author, blogger and creator of this informational, educational patient-to-patient site—DR. FRANKENSTEIN’S THYROID MONSTER™ for short. It’s meant to be helpful and empowering information based on the experience of patients worldwide to inspire, educate and be taken into your doctor’s office.
Dr. Frankenstein’s Thyroid Monster™ It’s not working. It never has! It still doesn’t.
Membership quota: a global mass of medically-duped individuals
Dues: increasing symptoms of hypothyroidism paid in full
Length of membership: a few years leading into decades for some
Mottos: “Your TSH is normal. It’s not your thyroid.” “You need to eat less, exercise more.” “Everyone needs to nap” “You need to see a therapist.” “Your problems are due to being a mom/stress/genetics/your job.” “Here’s a script for your anti-depressant/statin/blood pressure med/psychotropic.” “Your hair loss is due to being a mom/stress/genetics.” “It’s just Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/fibromyalgia” “I don’t know what’s wrong with you.”
Enlightened thyroid patients all over the world report going years while coping with the pesky flies of hypothyroid symptoms, sans a diagnosis. And it’s all because of the inane and lousy TSH lab test (below left) with its dubious “normal” range, or the doctor’s failure to notice clinical presentation of the cluster of hypothyroid symptoms rather than simply an ink spot on a piece of paper which can mean squat.
As years go by without a diagnosis, the adrenals can take the hit trying to keep you afloat, resulting in high or low cortisol symptoms including anxiety, fear, difficulty coping, sleep problems, not waking up refreshed and other symptoms of an adrenal beating. (click on Adrenal Info below)
How to stop this “unclassified madness”? Work with your doctor with the right lab tests and how to read them. If all else fails, find a much better doctor for thyroid treatment (below right). And P.S. whatever you do, think twice before obtaining membership in the T4-only club with the use of a thyroxine medication like Synthroid, et al.
Think you are doing fine on a T4-only thyroid med?
Think again! Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothyroxine, Eltroxin, Oroxine, Norton and a host of other brand names for synthetic T4-only are simply giving you a thyroid storage hormone, meant to convert to the life-giving and active thyroid hormone T3. But a large and growing body of patients in the T4-only club, as well as many wise doctors, have discovered that the body is not meant to live on conversion alone, no matter how “normal” your TSH lab result is or how fine you feel.
As a result of being in this club, your stress-busting adrenals may be kicking in big time with cortisol and adrenaline to keep you going on a treatment which may be inadequate for you. Over time, there’s a high risk of those adrenals becoming sluggish, presenting a much more complicated problem to treat. Low ferritin, aka storage iron, can also raise its ugly head. (Click on Adrenal Info below)
As one ages on T4 like Synthroid, doctors find patients with continuing hypothyroid symptoms of a poor treatment, including rising blood pressure, a buildup of cholesterol and lipids, increased depression, fatigue and/or a myriad of other inadequate side effects of a poor thyroid treatment. (See Symptoms below)
According to the experience of a large body of patients worldwide, T4-only meds do not do the job, any more than an elevator which only rises to the fifth floor of a 50-story building “does the job.”
Sure, you may feel better with good results. But many report being left with their own brand and intensity of lingering symptoms of an inadequate thyroid treatment that can get worse as one ages.
For more than 100 years, there has been a hypothyroid treatment prescribed by doctors and used by their patients that always was a cut above: natural desiccated porcine thyroid.
And today, there is a growing body of thyroid patients and their wise doctors worldwide who have discovered the far superior treatment with Naturethroid, Westhroid, Armour, compounded desiccated thyroid, Erfa’s “Thyroid” or other brands, plus T3-only. (see Natural Thyroid 101 below)
All the desiccated thyroid brands contain the same hormones as your own thyroid: T4, T3, T2, T1 and calcitonin—all working synergistically and harmoniously in removing lingering symptoms of hypothyroidism: depression, aches and pains, easy weight gain or fatigue, dry skin or hair, high blood pressure or cholesterol, weak heart function or bone density, and a host of others.
Additionally, patients on desiccated thyroid are being guided by wise doctors to dose according to the elimination of thyroid symptoms, better temperature, continuing healthy heart rate, and paying attention to superior labwork like the free T3 and free T4, and not the TSH (see below).
As thyroid patients on the desiccated thyroid path, we have learned what works, as well as mistakes we and our doctors have made or overlooked that need correction. (see both below)
Dr. Frankenstein’s Thyroid Monster™ ™, both website and book, were created to educate you, the patient, about patient experience with desiccated thyroid and treatment. In turn, you are meant to carry this information into your doctor’s office and press for change in your thyroid treatment. It’s time to Dr. Frankenstein’s Thyroid Monster™ ™!
NOTE: Go here to discuss good thyroid treatment alternatives with your doctor, including T3.
In 2005, I watched a doctor advising on a popular health website. And I also saw patient comments removed simply because members dared to tell of their life changing experiences with desiccated thyroid contrary to his T4-only Synthroid advice. It was disheartening.
But the straw that broke the camel’s back was “miserable mom”, pleading for help because of clear hypothyroid symptoms. His advice? Stay with the amount of thyroid medication (that was clearly under-dosing her); her TSH was too low (as if an ink spot on a piece of paper is more important than clinical presentation); and from a thyroid standpoint, he concluded, there isn’t much more to do. Informed patients knew he was completely wrong! She never posted again—miserable.
And from all the above started a seed in my mind. Namely, a website had to be created to educate the patient, who in turn can take life-changing information into each and every doctor’s office and press for change.
Dr. Frankenstein’s Thyroid Monster™ is a website not based on “my opinion”. It is almost completely based on successful and learned patient experience around the world, as well as good information from wise doctors. Patient lives are changing once they take this information into their doctors offices.
And you may ask: where’s the science? My answer to you is simple: if patients had waited on science to tell them what they already know by repeated and shared experience, we’d ALL still be sick. Some research which backs us up is here.
So, may I respectfully ask that if you consider yourself to be a caring and wise physician, listen listen to your patients, both in your office, on this website, and in more detail in my book. Because if you do, you just might become quite wiser than the average duck… and patients will adore you.
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