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Comment Of The Day: September 2, 2010

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Today was a good day, like all days. Whenever we come together as a community and share our stories, and connect in comments, I think we learn a little bit more about ourselves and our diseases. As a result, I do think we create awareness. Our words. Our terms. How can anyone not see the TRUTH staring them in the eyes?! Every word is incandescent, regardless of love or hate.

Thank you.

Hello: Family and Friends, Am I Not Suffering Enough For You To Feel Strong Enough To Catch Me?

Excerpt: “Every time I think things are “normal” something else happens. So it’s been one year since you were buried somewhere in thyroid-land but my body can’t figure out how to regulate its levels. I had such hopes when the doctor told me no problem, we have a pill that will substitute for your missing thyroid. Bullshit!”

Comment of the day…

KLHall says:

You wrote: “I had such hopes when the doctor told me no problem, we have a pill that will substitute for your missing thyroid. Bullshit!”

Boy, did THAT resonate with me! I have one of the classic by-the-numbers endos, and I’m at the end of my rope with her.

The only advice I feel qualified to offer you myself is that as shitty as this non-stop suffering and frustration and worry are, they’re still boatloads better than the alternative. There will always be people here (people who GET IT!) to listen and to help you. Please use us as much as you need to in order to cope. The people closest to you in your everyday life don’t always understand, and that’s okay. Turn to us instead.

Ayurveda? For My Thyroid? What Is It & What Does It Have to Do with Me?

Excerpt: “Let’s circle back to the practical info on the thyroid and what Ayurveda offers. One Ayurvedic herb I use a lot in my practice is ashwagandha, which regulates both the adrenals and the thyroid. It is known as an adrenal double adaptogen, meaning that it helps tonify your cortisol levels – so that your cortisol doesn’t get too high or too low. Ashwadandha can make your thyroid make more thyroid hormone, and in folks who take thyroid aumentation, particularly Synthroid, I recommend starting with a quarter- or half-dose.”

Comment of the day…

Monica says:

Dr. G,

I am a follower of both TCM and Ayurveda practices. Since Ashwadandha can make your thyroid make more thyroid hormone, can that affect the TSH levels while also taking Synthroid or Armour? Ashwadandha is one of the herbs in a concoction that I was prescribed to take from the Ayurvedic Institute.

I ask because until my levels/numbers are stable to my western doctor’s satisfaction, my meds are continually being tweaked and honestly, I am getting kinda tired of going to the doctor’s office every 6 weeks. I’m wondering what role, if any, the Ayurvedic herbs are affecting my numbers.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge on this obscurely known practice!

Thanks,

Monica

Thyroid Queen Contest Entry, By Debbie Greene – If you haven’t cast your vote for Debbie’s entry, please do. Beautiful imagery.

We kicked off the “Bringing Sexy out of the Thyloset Blog Tour” and today’s first poster was by Jennifer Bridge. Check out her read and her beautiful post.

If you want to get involved in awareness for thyroid cancer, here’s the link to see everything we’re doing, SO YOU CAN DO IT, TOO.

Thanks to our FB community member, AD, we are cooking something up for invisible illness week, which should be a month, by the by. A week? Really?

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