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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-13-06 03:56 PM
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21. Interesting, sounds similar to mine
1. combo graves/hasimotos "we're not sure what to call it but you've got it"
2. reactions to many types of thyroid medicine. I ripped out my carpet and ran a HEPA filter 24 yrs a day, got allergy tested, talked with an "esteemed" endrocinologist and 2 pharmacists, all of whom said that I couldn't be reacting the fillers in the medicines since "that doesn't happen".

BS. My sypmtoms would change, depending on which brand rx I took. Finally I had a naturopath prescribe me natural thyroid which worked, no allergic side effects and I feel good now. None of the other docs (FP and Endocrinologist) would prescribe this since "it is not as well regulated".

My doctor, PA actually, said he'd follow me on it, keep prescribing it as long as it all worked. My original endocrinologist (insurance won't cover now) said to regulate dosage not just by bloodwork, but to get it in the right range and then go on how I feel, that this was very important. I keep a 3 month supply on hand (could live a couple months on 1/2 dose in case of emergency before dying) and remember to remind my pharmacist to use the SAME BRAND each refill, since they can differ.

Armour is the big brand name, I use another generic one that is working well.
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  -Anybody else here been diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease? StellaBlue  Apr-12-06 11:12 PM   #0 
  - Hi, StellaBlue. I just emailed this thread to a DUer who has Hashimoto's.  Fridays Child   Apr-12-06 11:17 PM   #1 
  - I've never heard of it - what is it?  MadisonProgressive   Apr-12-06 11:17 PM   #2 
  - IIRC it is an autoimmune disease which attacks the thyroid gland  KitchenWitch   Apr-12-06 11:20 PM   #4 
  - A co-worker's brother has.  frustrated_lefty   Apr-12-06 11:18 PM   #3 
  - I've been on Synthroid for 40 years or so -- apparently it turns one  Idealist Hippie   Apr-12-06 11:26 PM   #5 
  - 15 years for me too. So that's what happened lol!  Reciprocity   Apr-13-06 03:14 AM   #12 
  - my mom has it  kahleefornia   Apr-12-06 11:30 PM   #6 
  - Not sure Hashimoto's or Graves, since had signs/symptoms of both.  uppityperson   Apr-12-06 11:32 PM   #7 
  - Hashimoto's can cause hyperthyroidism  spinbaby   Apr-13-06 04:54 AM   #14 
     - I gained wt with mine.  uppityperson   Apr-13-06 03:41 PM   #20 
  - Hashimoto's Disease  shifting_sands   Apr-12-06 11:38 PM   #8 
  - My Mom is on Synthroid too  Viva_La_Revolution   Apr-13-06 12:26 AM   #9 
  - As autoimmune ailments go, this is a good one to have.  janeaustin   Apr-13-06 12:33 AM   #10 
  - It's no biggie...  Blue_In_AK   Apr-13-06 02:12 AM   #11 
  - My youngest daughter  laylah   Apr-13-06 04:32 AM   #13 
  - Interesting, sounds similar to mine  uppityperson   Apr-13-06 03:56 PM   #21 
  - Totally understand  H3Dakota   Apr-13-06 04:55 AM   #15 
  - Thanks for all the input!!!  StellaBlue   Apr-13-06 09:46 AM   #16 
  - My TSH level was 45 when I first had it checked...  Blue_In_AK   Apr-13-06 01:51 PM   #19 
  - My Mother-in-law has it.  LaraMN   Apr-13-06 10:00 AM   #17 
  - I Have It Too--It is Nothing  Hidden Stillness   Apr-13-06 11:51 AM   #18 
 

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