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SandyR
05-05-2010, 07:52 AM
As some of you might know, I am in the process of being diagnosed with a thyroid condition. I have been been trying to bulk up my understanding of the thyroid and the many tests/symptoms for and of thyroid disease. I know many of you on here have a thyroid issue. Some of you may have been tested and told your thyroid was normal but may still have an issue they don't realize they have, so I want to share with you all some of the best sites I have found to help me clear up my confusions on this issue that so many of us share.

http://thyroid.about.com/cs/testsforthyroid/a/labs2003.htm - an explanation of the new test TSH range and what you and your doctor should know before a TSH test.

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/thyroid/ - this is a site similar to WHL but this thread is all about the thyroid.

http://blog.healthcheckusa.com/stop-the-thyroid-madness/ - this is a pharmeceutical lab site and a list of the tests they recommend for thyroid screening and disease management The list breaks down what each lab does and also cross references other diseases known to impact thyroid tests. The list was updated May 2010.

http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/ - a patient advocacy site that is chock full of info, way too much to describe really. There are also many links to other thyroid sites.

http://www.drrind.com/therapies/metabolic-temperature-graph#model - a good explanation of the metabolic temperature tests and how to interpret it.

http://forums.realthyroidhelp.com/index.php - a thyroid forum similar to WHL

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/NaturalThyroidHormones/ - group discussion of natural thyroid hormone therapies.

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/thyroidless/?yguid=279936468 - a group for those who had their thyroid removed.

SandyR
02-18-2011, 09:36 AM
Bumped for all the recent thyroid questions.

BonusMom
02-18-2011, 10:04 AM
Thanks for posting (and bumping) this great info Sandy. My docs finally ordered thyroid testing. I'm hoping that this will explain my hair loss.

serand4
02-18-2011, 02:58 PM
Just a quick note...right before my Lupus came to light, my thyroid numbers went crazy. I've had hypothyroidism since my son was born 16 years ago but in the past year I've changed drug strengths probably four or five times. And yes, hair loss is definitely a sign. When mine first started to grow back in after my dose was adjusted, it looked like I had a new set of bangs.

tgal
02-18-2011, 03:38 PM
Thanks for bumping and for all the great links!

Nonna
02-19-2011, 02:59 AM
Questions? The links are great, i've been dealing with thyroid problems since my son was born in '77. Best to have an endocrenologist, GPs trust too much on the ranges of the tests. Some patients require levels higher than the norms.
Nonna

lovehubby
02-19-2011, 08:42 AM
I have had Hashimotos thyroiditis for 18 years it is very hard to keep my tsh in a good zone and on top of that I have to be very careful about my TSH not getting to low or it will cause be to have more heart papitations and SVT( tachycardia) So that site about new quide lines on TSH levels I don't agree with, Just like Nonna said everyone is different some people can't do the lower levels'

Nonna
02-19-2011, 01:50 PM
I have had Hashimotos thyroiditis for 18 years it is very hard to keep my tsh in a good zone and on top of that I have to be very careful about my TSH not getting to low or it will cause be to have more heart papitations and SVT( tachycardia) So that site about new quide lines on TSH levels I don't agree with, Just like Nonna said everyone is different some people can't do the lower levels'

I have hashimoto's also. I didn't think much about it; I just dealt with it. When the Lupus diagnosis came along I discovered that it is also an autoimmune disease. Hashimoto's attacks the thyroid. Those of us who have this also need to be aware that the other glands are also subject to this. I have lost both ovaries also and we are watching the pancreas.

Another thought, your breast are glands also. I have spent a lot of time in the cancer section for further tests and biopcies. BE AWARE

nonna

jmail
02-19-2011, 04:09 PM
... BE AWARE
Ditto...

For me, the adrenals take a bad hit when the thyroid is off.

Nonna
02-19-2011, 05:42 PM
Forgot the adernals; anyone know of anymore to name

SandyR
02-21-2011, 12:07 AM
I cheated - google is great - and the glands in the human body are the hypothalmus, pineal, pituatary, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, adrenal, pancreas, ovaries/testies.

Nonna
02-21-2011, 01:08 AM
Good for you Sandy, so we all just need to be aware of these glands, I know that without my parathyroids I can't keep my calcium blood levels up. I have to take medicine and a lot of calcium plus "D". The thyroid controls metabolism. Pancreas generates insulin. And so on....... These tiny "organs" in our body are important ... So as I said before ........
WE NEED TO BE AWARE