Stop the Thyroid Madness: A Patient Revolution Against Decades of Inferior Treatment Paperback – 1 Apr 2008
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Read this book, do what it takes to get yourself better, and then make your voice heard by joining me and many others online - if we shout loud enough, we CAN stop the thyroid madness!
This book is a must have for anyone who is hypothyroid and feels that their health is still suffering even if they have decided that they will compromise because the Dr says 'it is not your thyroid' the common mantra by the health professionals of today. It is a book written by Janie a patient advocate with input by patients for other patients based on what they have learned during thier long journey to wellness by employing treatments which have been lost because of the lack of training Drs now recieve in clinical assessment and their being controlled by the insurance and trained in colleges funded mostly by pharmaceutical companies.
Try it you will be very surprised and it might be the new beginning you are looking for. It is for many of us.
(Although mine have always tested very low since I became ill, this isn't the case for many).
As the `Stop the thyroid madness' website explains,
"The theory was that T4 would convert to the T3 needed for the body. But in nearly ALL patients on T4 meds, the T4 does NOT convert into an adequate amount of T3, leaving you with symptoms that neither you OR your uninformed doctor realize are related to inadequate treatment. In other words, healthy thyroids are NOT meant to rely solely on T4-to-T3 conversion!
But there's even more to the problem: it's called the TSH lab. Around 1973, the TSH lab test was developed. Based on a sampling of several volunteers, a so-called "normal" range was established--.5 to 5.0 (recently lowered to 3.0). But volunteers with a history of family hypothyroid were NOT excluded, leaving us with a range that leans towards being hypothyroid! In fact, the TSH RARELY corresponds to how a patient feels. There is a large majority of patients who have a "normal" TSH, even in the "one" area of the range, and have a myriad of hypothyroid symptoms.
So what's the solution? Patients and their wise doctors are returning to a medication that was successfully used from the late 1800's onward: natural desiccated thyroid hormones, more commonly known as Naturethroid, Erfa's Canadian "thyroid", Armour, etc. They are made from pig glands, meet the stringent guidelines of the US Pharmacopoeia, and gives patients EXACTLY what their own thyroids give them--T4, T3, T2, T1 and calcitonin.Read more ›
As someone who was born with congenital hypopituitarism, resulting in hypothyroidism, and who has lived 32 years with the symptoms of these conditions, it's incredibly disheartening to read a book singing the praises of a treatment and then doing research and discovering that treatment is not available to you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent and much needed book but it is a bit of a complicated read even though I am in the health service and know many of the termsPublished 1 month ago by Gnome
This book is a revelation. Really important information for all thyroid patients, plus anyone who has the symptoms of a thyroid problem and has test results that are... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kate