My name is Mazzy and I suffer with the auto immune thyroid condition Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and associated conditions. including adrenal fatigue and fibromyalgia.
I decided to make this site, so that others can benefit too and not feel alone.
There are so many methods for treating hypothyroidism and we find ourselves confused while trawling through websites: Should it be thyroxine (T4)? Natural Dessicated Thyroid like Armour thyroid? T3 (cytomel) or a combination?
With this in mind, Paul Robinson has written a book called Recovering with T3 which is about his journey to wellness using a unique method of treating both thyroid and adrenals using T3 alone and devised by Paul himself through trial and error, but his method has many success stories You can also visit his website recovering with T3 and also his Facebook page
To read more about Pauls method, please click HERE to go to a page written by Paul
There are many celebrities suffering with thyroid disease too To read about them, please click here
Also read about Ali Jagger who was recently interviewed on This morning My Thyroid Hell and the interview on This morning can be seen here
Thyroid disease causes many health problems and we need to obtain a proper diagnosis. Sadly this is becoming frustrating when we visit our GP's who do not usually point us in the right direction
It is becoming increasingly difficult to get a diagnosis in the UK and around the world for thyroid disease or other glandular conditions.
Please note that Fibromyalgia can also a symptom of low thyroid or hypothyroidism and NOT a rheumatic condition GP's however, usually prescribe strong medication and refer us to rheumatologists when what we actually need is THYROID hormones!! Dr John Lowe decd had studied many Fibromyalgia patients and discovered that many of them were markedly lacking in T3 and that when this hormone was added to a treatment protocol, many Fibromyalgia patients recoered their health in many way.
Please check out the page entitledImportant Advice regarding thyroid disease prior to visting the other pages for some vital information.
There are tests you can purchase to enable a correct diagnosis, but they are not available from our GP's. Please refer to the tests page for more on this. TSH tests are not a good indicator of thyroid function and fluctuate widely thoughout the day. Also the result depends of whether you are already medicated. The range is too wide (0.3 to 6.00 in the UK and possibly to be raised to 10!) so many are falling within the range and are still hyperthyoid but are not receiving treatment because of this.
Doctors can't agree on the correct range, nor on treatment and this is worldwide. because of this, we are suffering and will continue to do so until those of us take time to research our condition and publicize our findings. Many women are missing out on treatment that can make them well again through ignorance and failure to realise that there is life after levothyroxine.
Please note that on the 6th February 2009, the Royal College of Physicians issued a statement to say that there is no other treatment for hypothyroidism other than Levothyroxine. This is outrageous. What about all those who can't tolerate it, such as myself? What do we do - stay ill? They have also said that T3 in the form of the medication known as Cytomel or Tertroxin and also in the much preferred Armour Thyroid, can only be prescribed by accredited endocrinologists.
The war with the NHS, BTA Royal college of physicians et al continues
We present with symptoms of heart irregularities, depression, constipation, muscle and joint pain etc or high blood pressure and high cholesterol and are directed to cardiologists, rheumatologists, or given anti-depressants, blood pressure medication or statins and this is NOT acceptable as these medications worsen our condition.
When the correct thyroid treatment is administered, many if not all of these problems are improved or even erradicated.
Then there is adrenal fatigue. Adrenal problems can keep us ill as when we take thyroid medication, it will not work unless the adrenal fatigue is treated. Other conditions can prevent us getting well, no matter what thyroid medication we are on, such as candida, low iron and ferritin, low B12, low vitamin D and a dysfunctional liver. Therefore a complete Holistic approach is needed - just handing out levothyroxine will never be the answer.
Many women who had to give up important careers because of thyroid illness can return to work once they are well again.
We need to fight for better treatment in the UK although this is also a worldwide problem.
There are many Private doctors out there who understand the correct treatment for thyroid disease and can set us on the road to wellness. Sadly not all of us can afford private treatment. Why should we have to?
Great Doctors like Barry Durrant Peatfield, Gordon Skinner and Sarah Myhill are hauled up by the general medical council simply because they understand our illness and want to help us. Many doctors are losing their licence to practise because they choose to help those of us who are suffering with this debilitating illness which can ultimately lead to our death if not treatment correctly. The NHS are NOT treating it correctly and due to the current diagnostic methods, many are not diagnosed AT ALL
With perseverance, and the correct treatment protocol, we can all get well together and hopefully you will find the answers here.
Many GP's can't answer your questions on Thyroid and endocrine matters simply because they genuinely don't know. Often the patients themselves know more about their condition because we desperately try to find answers so that we can feel better. The same patients are reprimanded by their doctors because they do not like us to know "too much" but Knowledge Is Power.
As you know, Fluoride is bad for the thyroid and the endocrine system in general. The government is planning to add even more fluoride to our water supply in the UK. Please sign the 10 Downing St petition to object to this by clicking, HERE
We need to be aware that chemicals in our water supply, food and personal care and household cleaning products contribute to endocrine illness as well as many other conditions.
Chlorine and fluoride are poisons to those with hypothyroidism. They are poisonous to ANYONE. They mimic iodine at the receptor sites because their chemical composition is similar. By using fluoride products we are helping to destroy our thyroid. Chlorine is in our water supply and in some areas of the UK, also fluoride. check whether your provider adds fluoride. Be aware. USE FILTERS.
Calling All GP's. Why are women with thyroid conditions, CFS and other chronic illnesses treated so badly by the NHS? Why are so many women with thyroid conditions told that they don't have one? Why are women with underactive thyroids not given a choice regarding medication such as slow release T3 or Armour thyroid? Why is synthetic T4 (L-thyroxine) the standard medication for hypothyroidism even though it does not suit many women? Why isn't there more dosage choices such as 85mcg? Why are we just told to "get on with it?" or "there is nothing we can do"
Thyroid Disease is the underlying factor for many serious killer diseases including colon cancer, heart disease and mental illness.
And why do so many women have to seek private treatment because their GP and the Endocrine consultants are failing their thyroid patients? Some of us can only hope to get well this way and if we can't afford it what hope do we have? Many are not working because of their condition and have to rely on benefits. What hope is there for them?
Please let me know. Websites like this exist purely because GP's and consultants are not caring for their patients, recommending products, supplements etc to help them, giving them a choice in how they are treated or monitoring them throughout their illness.
Basically, GP's are not listening.....AT ALL. And we are ill because the medical profession are brushing us off time and time again and relying topo much on the TSH blood test.
We are having to do your job for you by trying to make ourselves well and in doing this, sometimes making ourselves worse.
The NHS are failing us because there are mandates in place that they have to adhere to set by the GMC and other such authorities.
It seems to us that they are trying to keep us sick by dealing out pointless medications such as anti depressants, statins, sleeping tablets etc that in the long run will just make us more ill.
Then there are those who have Scoliosis and feel alone. What choices are there for us? Do we have to have surgery to correct our spine or is there an alternative? What happens are we get older? How can we dress to improve our self esteem?
Check out Bipin's story - he is an inspiration
Did you know that there may be a connection between scoliosis and thyroid and endocrine problems? Please see my scoliosis page.
It is my aim to research and document regularly on this site, the best natural effective products for improving and maintaining your health, and wellbeing as well as up to date information on thyroid treatment so that you can make informed choices and feel better about yourself. Thyroid disease robs us of our life, our health, our looks and our confidence. It ages us prematurely and sets us up for a whole host of other conditions.
Only you can do it. We are all responsible for our own destiny and we are wasting precious time by leaving it to the medical profession alone. By providing you with plenty of solutions, you are then equipped to help yourself to total wellbeing. You do have a choice.
Self help is necessary and ultimately can result in much improvement but only if you are totally committed to getting results and being committed and disiplined enough to make the changes required.
Read through this site for solutions and ideas to send you on the road to better health now and in the future. You are best off using the sitemap button on the Nav Bar for instant access to all pages written for this site
Totally Natural and organic food and products are the key to better health and we need to return to simpler lifestyle choices
Simple food without additives, paraben and other chemical free beauty and cleaning products and chemical free household products such as paint and varnish. With many supermarkets now realising that we need the choice in healthy products and providing organic foods, things are starting to change for the best but this will take a long time before a complete choice is available.
In this respect, the internet is a goldmine.
When we are ill we certainly don't want to look ill too and sometimes when we look better, this can help us feel better too.
I have provided many natural sites throughout these pages so that you can access them without having to do lots of searches and they are at your fingertips.
Only the most valuable and beneficial websites are mentioned.
Please see the valuable links page for important and valuable websites which will enhance your research into thyroid illness as well as many other worthwhile links.
Check my well-women blog for updates and subscribe to my RSS feed so that you can keep up to date with my discoveries. I have personally tried and tested many of the products myself,.
When we have thyroid illness we need to be careful about taking many supplements. However there are also many nutrients we are deficient in and which will help us regain our health. Some of these deficiencies actually contribute to our illness, so it is important to make sure we are supplementing.
For more information about me, please click on my “about me” page for details about my own story and experiences with the above conditions and how supplements, avoiding chemicals, changing my diet and natural bioidentical progesterone cream have helped me so very much.
Please use the buttons on the left to navigate through my site or better still, use the sitemaps buttons at the top of the navbar which detail every page on the site,
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