Want to know why there is so much confusion surrounding thyroid medication and treatment?
You need to look no further than the reports from other individuals in the EXACT same situation as you.
In this article, we are going to explore statements from existing thyroid patients and explain why two patients can react in completely opposite ways even to the same medication.
And this should help you understand why there may appear to be inconsistencies or discrepancies in the world of thyroid management.
Are you a thyroidectomy patient struggling to feel better after your thyroid removal?
If so, then this article may help to explain why you are feeling the way that you do.
Whether you realize it or not as a thyroid patient you actually have many options when it comes to thyroid medications.
Your doctor might have you believe that the one and only thyroid medication available is Synthroid/levothyroxine but that couldn't be farther from the truth.
There are actually many different types of thyroid medications which are FDA approved to treat hypothyroidism (1) (which means low thyroid function) and available in the United States.
You are probably well aware of Synthroid/levothyroxine but others on this list include medications such as Tirosint, Cytomel, and liothyronine.
Are you currently taking Armour thyroid but not sure that your dose is where it should be?
Are you still struggling with fatigue, weight gain, or hair loss even after transitioning from levothyroxine to Armour?
Are you thinking about switching medications but not sure if Armour is right for you?
If so, this article is for you.
Tirosint-Sol is a new thyroid medication which was recently released in the United States to treat hypothyroidism.
And it is now the 'cleanest' thyroid medication on the market today!
There are a great many benefits to this medication (1) that I want to explore with you in this article.
I fear that the benefits of this new medication may be understated by doctors who don't understand that so many people have problems with thyroid medication absorption.
So let this article be a guide to help you understand the issues with other thyroid medications and why Tirosint-Sol can be a great asset to many thyroid patients.
Disclaimer: While I am writing about the benefits of Tirosint-Sol I have NO affiliation with the pharmaceutical company who produces or manufactures this medication. All of the opinions you see here are mine. All financial interests between doctors and pharmaceutical companies are made public and you can confirm that I have no affiliation with them in any way through public forms. I actually believe that this medication can provide a great benefit to many thyroid patients which is why I am sharing this information.
Are you currently taking thyroid medication but not quite feeling like yourself?
Perhaps you've heard about the thyroid medication NDT (natural desiccated thyroid) and you're wondering if this medication can solve your problems.
Before you jump into using this medication let's take an honest and in-depth look at the pros and cons.
This article will walk you through 6 problems with NDT and elaborate on several things you'll want to consider before using this medication.
This is probably one of the most common questions that I get asked on a daily basis!
And the answer is almost always yes.
Even though it may not seem intuitive, your body can still benefit from the use of thyroid-specific supplements even if you do NOT have a thyroid (or if it's been destroyed).
The reason for this is actually quite simple and it's something we are going to go into detail below.
This article will help you understand why thyroidectomy and post-RAI patients can still benefit from thyroid supplements, how your thyroid can still be slowed down by certain issues, and why just because you are taking thyroid medication doesn't mean that your body is getting what it needs.
Let's jump in:
Is it possible that using certain supplements can help improve the function of your thyroid?
Is it possible to enhance thyroid function and combine these supplements with your current thyroid medication? Is it safe?
This article is designed to help you understand whether or not you should use thyroid supplements, how they work (or if they work), how safe they are, and how to create a supplement plan structured for you.
We've been conditioned to think that we are really only allowed to get 1 month of medication at a time.
But who created this arbitrary set of time?
Why couldn't we get 3 months or 6 months worth of medication?
The 1 month time period is created as a number to keep you coming back for more medication and to keep you paying for medications each month.
But this time period doesn't necessarily serve you.
What happens if you find that the thyroid medication that you rely on is suddenly unavailable?
Pregnancy puts extra strain on thyroid function.
This is especially true if you suffer from thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's.
If you fit into this category then you should pay special attention to your thyroid numbers while you are pregnant.
This article is devoted to that topic.
I want to share with you the importance of understanding your TSH level during pregnancy, why it is different from non-pregnant women, and what factors influence it.
Let's jump in: