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low TSH vs suppressed TSH on thyroid meds

Low TSH vs Suppressed TSH on Thyroid Medication: Is It Dangerous?

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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should you use levothyroxine injections?

Levothyroxine Injections: Are They Better Than Tablets?

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 (Avoid These!)

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): When to Compound Your T3

What is Sustained Release T3?You probably already know that T3 is the single most important 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 thyroid medications contain only T4.  But what you may not be aware of is that …

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thyroidectomy supplements

Thyroidectomy Supplements: Why You Still Need Thyroid Support

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 …

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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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