18 February 2011 ~ 14 Comments

Dr Jacob Teitelbaum and his Multi-Pronged Treatment Strategy for CFS, Fibromyalgia and Thyroid Disease (Part 2 – Interview)

For Part 1 of this article, please click here Sarah: Let’s talk about antibodies, an important but vastly misunderstood topic. For instance, my Hashimoto’s antibodies were positive upon diagnosis, but soon afterwards (once I began treatment with thyroid hormone) they turned negative and have been that way ever since. Could it be because my thyroid […]






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25 January 2011 ~ 6 Comments

To Sleep Perchance to Sleep Some More or How to Sleep and Still Wake up Tired

Today, I’m writing a poem about tiredness. As many of you know from my recent article, I recently went off the birth control pill (after being on it for 15 years), which really tends to throw your hormones out of whack, causing symptoms such as temporary exhaustion and it can take between three and six […]






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16 August 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Ode To My Thyroid

http://dearthyroid.org/thyroid-poetr-by-sarah-downing/ You crept up on me you SOB Destroyed my life as it used to be Accused of laziness because I’m tired A symptom that this illness has sired Accused of greed because I’m overweight But I’m hardly ever hungry; I just caught you too late! Thanks to you, thyroid, I have Epstein-Barr With you, […]






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