Comment Of The Day, April 10, 2010
Flying With Broken Wings: Difficult Diagnoses, Dimwit Doctors and Tricky Treatment, another outstanding installation from Editor, Flying with Broken Wings, Sarah Downing. The title speaks for itself, of course. What you don’t know, if you missed it, is that this article, like many of Sarah’s, offers interviews with patient’s. We encourage you to give it a read.
Thank you to everyone for sharing so much of yourselves with us and for making today’s conversation lively and special, as always.
Today’s comment of the day…
Vicki says: April 10, 2010 at 10:20 am
After years of misdiagnosis and stupid comments from doctors, I began researching and treating myself. Depression symptoms were treated with antidepressants, which never worked. I asked my doctor how to lose weight, he told me to “stop eating… Doh, you think there’s any nutrition there? My lab tests were in the normal range right up until my goiter was so large I could no longer breathe or swallow. After “treatmentÃ¢â‚¬ consisting of left hemi-thyroidectomy, and Synthroid supplements, I continued to gain weight and feel horrible. The heart symptoms were ignored, instead I was given generic version of Toprol which sent me into heart block. After chucking all meds in the toilet, I noticed I felt surprisingly better. I may need a Thyroid supplement, but I don’t need idiot docs. My recent, current regimen is vegetarian, organic, no soy, no goitrogens, and exercise. I feel better. Blood pressure is now in normal ranges. I’m still fatigued but I will beat this.
Thyrants and Thyraves is a compiled weekly post and discussion about life in the Gland Canyon. This week’s were no different, lots of action. If you haven’t checked it out, give it a read.