05 June 2012 ~ 22 Comments

Interview with the Initiators of the Petition “Patients with Thyroid Dysfunction Demand Better Care”

In May 2012, thyroid patient Michelle Teresa was sick and tired of suffering and watching the suffering of others, so decided to do something about it by launching a thyroid petition in the hope that it would bring about change for thyroid patients and attract the attention of the medical community.  A little later, fellow […]






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17 June 2011 ~ 25 Comments

Gutted and Galled about my Gut! Food Intolerances: A Mixed Blessing

My friend Krista compared it to giving up smoking and my friend Michele compared it to a vision quest, a life-changing rite of passage in some Native American cultures. When my food tolerance test results came in and I realized that from one day to the next I would have to stop eating many of […]






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04 March 2011 ~ 8 Comments

Doubting Thomas

I’ve been writing a lot recently about the fluctuation of my thyroid levels. Since going off the pill, my thyroid levels have plummeted and I was told it would take three to six months for my hormones to adjust. Because I have been continuously on the pill for 15 years, I seriously doubt tapering off […]






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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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14 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

FWBW 17: Desperately Seeking Dr. Jekyll

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-desperately-seeking-dr-jekyll/ One of the comments on my last column inspired me to write this article. The commenter opined that she feels that the doctoring profession is subjected to witch hunting and saber rattling on Dear Thyroid™. She believes that this is because patients get angry and lash out at their doctors. It concerns me that […]






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