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low TSH vs suppressed TSH on thyroid meds

Low TSH vs Suppressed TSH on Thyroid Medication – What you Must Know

Does your TSH Test actually give you helpful information about your thyroid function?As a thyroid patient, there is no doubt in my mind that you are already familiar with the thyroid lab test known as the TSH.  It would be weird if you didn’t.  Doctors primarily use the TSH test as a way to measure how well …

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t3 uptake lab test - is it helpful or useless?

T3 Uptake: Is it Helpful & Does it Even Matter?

The T3 Uptake Thyroid Lab TestI get a lot of questions about thyroid lab tests on almost a daily basis and those questions typically include a request to help people understand what their tests mean.  The idea, of course, is if you can understand what your lab tests mean then you can start to develop some …

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should you use levothyroxine injections?

Levothyroxine Injections: Should you use them?

The Case for Levothyroxine InjectionsThere’s no doubt that if you are a thyroid patient you’ve heard of levothyroxine.  Levothyroxine is the most standard and frequently prescribed medication to treat hypothyroidism​​ of all types (and your doctor’s favorite medication to use even though it isn’t the best).  Today we are going to be discussing levothyroxine but with a …

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6 habits that damage your thyroid

6 Habits that Damage your Thyroid (That you don’t realize you’re doing)

Your Thyroid is Very SensitiveNot only is thyroid disease incredibly common (levothyroxine is the #1 or #2 most prescribed medication in the United States!) it’s also commonly ignored and/or undertreated.  What do I mean? Most doctors look at treating thyroid disease like a simple equation: Give patient Synthroid/levothyroxine + Check TSH = thyroid is good to go.  If only …

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sustained release T3: should you use this thyroid medication_

Sustained Release T3 (SR T3): Should you use this thyroid medication?

What is Sustained Release T3?You probably already know that T3 is the single most i​​mportant thyroid hormone in your body.  If you’ve spent any time researching then you probably ALSO know that you can take T3 as a medication and that MOST thy​​roid medications contain only​​ T4.  But what you may not be aware of is that …

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thyroidectomy supplements - supporting your thyroid when you don't have one

Thyroidectomy Supplements: Support Your Thyroid When you Don’t Have One

Do Supplements Help if you Don’t Have a Thyroid? If I had a nickel for every time someone without a thyroid asked me if they should use thyroid supplements… I would have a lot of nickels (I mean a lot!).  Because this topic seems to be so confusing (and believe me, I understand why) I am going …

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np thyroid facts

NP Thyroid Facts: What you should know before using it

Is NP Thyroid Any Good? If you don’t know much about NP thyroid then you are in the right place.  We are going to be talking about FACTS that you should know prior to using this medication.  If you don’t know what NP thyroid is then let me fill you in. NP thyroid is a type of natural desiccated …

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causes of high reverse t3

High Reverse T3: 6 Causes + How to Avoid them

Why You should care About your Reverse T3 LevelIf you are new to the world of thyroid problems then something like reverse T3 may be a bit of a conundrum to you.  I know it may seem confusing but we can break it down into very simple terms which will help you understand why this metabolite …

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Synthroid isn't working

Synthroid: 5 Reasons it isn’t working for you

Synthroid Can Work (But not always)Look.  Many people are quick to jump on the bandwagon and make statements like Synthroid or levothyroxine simply don’t work.  But is that actually true? Not entirely. In fact, Synthroid CAN work for a lot of people.  But it is true that there are other options which may be BETTER for many of you …

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Thyroid Therapies You can use (at Home) Without a Doctor

Thyroid Therapies You can use (at Home) Without a Doctor

One of the most frustrating aspects of having a thyroid problem is getting on the right treatment/therapy.  For most people, this includes changing up the medication they are taking to include some combination of T4 + T3 medication.  If you aren’t familiar with this idea and why it is so superior to taking just Synthroid/levo alone I …

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