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HypothyroidMom: Dana Trentini Focuses Efforts on Thyroid Patient Advocacy

By December 18, 2012

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Dana Trentini has recently launched a new blog, called "HypothyroidMom." Dana has been doing terrific advocacy work, researching and writing helpful articles, and helping get the word out about the connections between thyroid disease and fertility, miscarriage, and pregnancy problems. I had an opportunity to do this Q&A interview with Dana to learn more about her HypothyroidMom blog and mission.

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December 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm
(1) Katumba Olende says:

Oh this is so exciting to see !!! Hypothyroidmom and Mary Shomon together. Two of my favorites. This is like watching a rock concert for me. Good for you both. I so love reading your blogs. Keep it up!!!

January 5, 2013 at 10:08 pm
(2) Gloria says:

I am glad that Dana is able to get the word out to more people about the dangers of low thyroid during pregnancy. I am lucky that my daughter’s doctor checked her TSH during each trimester — maybe it wasn’t optimal, but she seemed to be making enough thyroid hormone. She also checked Vitamin D levels and told my daughter to take more. My son’s partner was diagnosed a couple of years ago and it took awhile to conceive as it took a long time to get her to an optimal dose. Now that she is pregnant, her doctor is checking her thyroid levels every month and last month her thyroid dose doubled!!

It burns me that the docs check TSH — Wikipedia informs us that our body needs to have adequate levels of 218 amino acids in order to make TSH and I believe that only a small number of people are actually able to make optimal levels of TSH!! I was one of those lacking MANY of those amino acids, and with alternative therapy, I am now able to make better levels of TSH and have been able to reduce my thyroid dose SIGNIFICANTLY!!

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