Thyroid management and treatment can appear to be very confusing, especially as a patient.
Part of this has to do with the fact that no two patients are alike. It’s possible for a statement to objectively true and false simultaneously regarding treatment.
This video outlines a sample of 10 different quotes and responses from patients on a wide spectrum.
I discuss why certain patients feel one way with medication and why others can feel the exact opposite. The quotes used in this video are taken directly from a clinical study (link in the article).
You can think of these statements as a proxy for larger segments of the population and you will probably find that you align with one or more of the statements detailed here. You can find a complete list of the statements that I discuss below:
#1. “Levothyroxine was worse than nothing.”
#2. “On levothyroxine, I felt myself getting sicker and sicker every single day.”
#3. “Just please find something that gives me my life back.”
#4. “I feel good while on levothyroxine.”
#5. “Now I take T3 also and started feeling better, but I still do not feel well.”
#6. “Combination therapy changed my life and health. In my view, it is the best therapy for hypothyroidism.”
#7. “I was finally put on extract after 28 years on other options. I would never go back.”
#8. “Had a thyroidectomy many years, no adverse reaction or symptoms.”
#9. “If you find something that improves mental clarity and energy, we’ll have something to discuss.”
#10. “I am on levothyroxine and have weight gain, brain fog, and pain in my points.”
You can read the entire blog post here: https://www.restartmed.com/why-no-two-thyroid-patients-are-alike-explaining-thyroid-discrepancies/
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I’m Dr. Westin Childs and I focus on thyroid health, hormone balance, and weight loss. I write about thyroid disorders, weight loss, insulin resistance, estrogen/progesterone balance on my blog. I truly believe that hormone balance is the key to managing your weight, your mood and your quality of life which is why I’m so passionate about it.
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This video is not intended to be used as medical advice. If you have questions about your health please consult your physician or primary care provider. Dr. Westin Childs goes to great lengths to produce high-quality content but this is NOT a substitute for medical care.