thyroid medication dosage chart

Thyroid Medication Dosage & Conversion Chart (For All Thyroid Medications)

Are you taking one type of thyroid medication but considering switching to another? If so, then this is the article for you.  The truth is that while many thyroid medications contain similar ingredients the switching process is not as straightforward as you might think.  We are going to talk about switching from T4 only medications (levothyroxine & Synthroid) …

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why you can't stay on the same dose of thyroid medication forever

You Can’t Stay on the Same Thyroid Medication Dose Forever

It might come as a surprise to hear that your dose of thyroid medication will probably need to be changed constantly throughout your life.  In other words, it’s very unlikely that you will be on a “stable” or “constant” dose of thyroid medication for the rest of your life.  In this article, we are going to explore …

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10 things to know about armour thyroid

10 Things Patients Should Know About Armour Thyroid (Before using it!)

I’m a big fan of Armour thyroid (and other formulations of NDT) and have used it on many, many patients.  But, like any prescription medication, Armour thyroid has some important aspects that you should be aware of as a patient.  If you are someone who is considering using Armour thyroid, if you are someone who is already …

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6 downsides of functional medicine

6 Downsides to Functional Medicine Patients Should be Aware of

Is it possible to reverse chronic disease with a new approach to medicine? Is this type of medicine better than conventional medicine? Are there any downsides to this approach? In this article, we are going to explore all of these topics while focusing on some of the downsides to functional medicine.  I make these comments as a practitioner of …

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dealing with hair loss from thyroiditis

Dealing with Hair Loss from Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s)

A huge percentage of people with thyroiditis suffer from hair loss.  Is this something that you will just have to deal with for the rest of your life? The answer is a resounding no.  In this article, we are going to explore exactly why thyroiditis leads to hair loss, what you can do about it, the complexity behind …

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Thyroid vitamins: do they actually work?

Thyroid Vitamins: Do They Actually Work?

With more than 20 million people who have hypothyroidism (depending on which study you look at (1)) in the United States, you might have asked yourself at some point whether or not you should use vitamins directed at your thyroid.You wouldn’t be alone in asking this question which is why we are going to take a …

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Ways to get your doctor to work with you on your thyroid

5 Ways to Get your Doctor to Work With you (not against you) on Your Thyroid

As a thyroid patient, it can be extremely frustrating working with a doctor who doesn’t seem to get it.  Even if you have all of the answers or at least an idea where to start, it means nothing if your current doctor is not willing to work with you.  Even though it can be frustrating, your current …

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Thyroid approved foods based on food processing: Beginner's guide + modifications

Thyroid Approved Foods Based on Processing (Beginner’s Guide + Modifiers)

I’ve spent a lot of time discussing the importance of the foods that you eat and their connection with your thyroid in the past.  Today, I want to expand on that conversation and discuss how the processing of certain foods can cause not only damage to your thyroid but to your general health as well.  This processing …

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12 Reasons Why You Still Have Hypothyroid Symptoms

12 Reasons Why You Still Have Hypothyroid Symptoms (Even on Thyroid Medications)

It’s become more and more common for hypothyroid patients to experience symptoms despite having so-called “normal” labs.  But why is this? There are actually a number of reasons for why this is the case and each one is important.  In this article, I will go over 12 major reasons for why you may be experiencing hypothyroid symptoms.  Each section …

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Why No Two Thyroid Patients are Alike_ Explaining Thyroid Discrepancies

Why No Two Thyroid Patients are Alike: Explaining Thyroid Discrepancies

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 …

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