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Mary Shomon

The Best Advice for New Thyroid Patients

By December 3, 2012

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I asked veteran thyroid patients to share the one piece of advice they wish they'd been told right from the start of their diagnosis. And hundreds of patients to share their very best advice, ideas, and information. I've summarized some of the best ideas and highlights here.

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December 4, 2012 at 12:25 am
(1) Tonya says:

That armour thyroid treatment is bad for hushimotos patient. Also iodine is important careful not to over do it but its important..and also if you are allergic to the binders in the meds you can always get a natuarl binder to be mixed in your meds…and also to keep your vitimin d up also theres a suplement called evening primrose oil to help with cronic fatigue and inflimation its good for your hair skin too..most of all good luck on fighting a good fight…lastly stay awayyy from sodas and becare mixing antibiotics can decress your meds..and never forget nothing is imposibel when you have jesus christ as lord an saviour he is the greatest healer and doc.amen

December 4, 2012 at 1:12 am
(2) Heather says:

If the comments continue such as this, we will all surely be confused…

December 4, 2012 at 5:14 am
(3) Nikki says:

Stop eating gluten.

December 4, 2012 at 8:06 am
(4) Marissa says:

Be patient. Get educated but do not run out and do whatever the next ‘expert’ says. Spend time finding a doctor that you trust and believe listens to you and follow their path. Seriously. I ordered too many books, too many supplements, too many exercise videos and made myself worse. (Note, T3 should not be a free choice to use…it can mess you up). I have probably set myself back by 6 months, half a head of hair, 10 pounds and a few hundred dollars. Be patient.

December 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm
(5) Trish says:

I am 62 and been on thyroid meds for probably 30+ years.
Synthoid, Armour (old formula), Armour (new formula was like taking NOTHING)
I have NOT felt NORMAL FOR YEARS!!! UNTIL NOW!!! on Acella NP
I learned about it from my sister who was recently diagnosed, and put on Armour, but received Acella at Wallgreens, and never had to experience any of the trial & errors of meds that I went through. I feel SO NORMAL again, I could not wait to tell my Doctor.
She was VERY HAPPY for me and I think will now be recommending Acella to her patients.

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