Re: What happens if I stop taking Synthroid totally after having had a total Throidec
I worry, too. Not about not taking synthroid but about not having my thyroid removed because of an inconclusive whatever is on there. I am on iodine and supplements. I was even afraid of the iodine! It is a big mess between the doctors that only know synthetic meds/ and those that want to handle it nutritionally, holistically, naturally. (Sometimes when I am at my most crazy, I believe the surgeons were told to remove everyones thyroids no matter what to get rid of the evidence of our fluoride poisoning in our water. Sorry. I feel this is part of my thyroid/adrenal issue and all they want to do is cut out thyroid...give synthroid...I will be ok like the THOUSANDS of their other patients! What?!!? Thousands?)
You may even have a bit of adrenal fatigue but good luck having any type of md test for it. Only for Addisons. Only. Other than that? You're just nuts. I know about this. (Been tested for food allergies? They are usually hand in hand with thyroid probs - BIG TIME. Gluten? And, will the labs that make synthroid tell anyone if gluten is in there or not?? )
Anxiety is one of the symptoms of adrenal issues. I know. As well as salt cravings.
I know a woman that wrote a blog about HER issues: Thyroid Cancer and THREE RAI ablations and it kept coming back. She claims there is a Synthroid lie - she is on a natural thyroid and iodine *while going thru radiation which almost killed her (with two brand new babies! and she had to quit her job), she went to school to become an ND which she is now.
Ladybugsandbees is what I googled to find Stephanie Buist. She has alot of information and I would like to get my daughter off of Synthroid as soon as possible for her Hashi's, hypo, pcos, gluten intol etc etcetc. The doctors she has seen have pretty much handed her a script and never said a word.
Nerb - I would DEFINITELY try to find someone to get you OFF of that synthroid - syntheticthyroid - and onto Natur-throid or something similar. My daughter was on the generic form for years after her lobe was removed - in 2005. She went from 140 pounds to 210, acne, depression, mouth sores, etc. Up and down the dosage went until she finished school, got divorced, moved back home and I found her a doctor to take over.
She is on Synthroid AND cytomel and iodine protocol. She has lost some weight but the issues with pcos are overwhelming her. She is 25 years old. No children.
Me? Still waiting to hear from my very overpriced endo (the fourth in the group) on my blood work completed over two weeks ago. I don't see him until after another FNA - which I am just going to cancel--what's the point? So, I am getting ready to call his office pick up my tests and find a NEW doc. Maybe the one my daughter sees to treat my goiter and possible CANCER oh my. My daughter's was NOT cancer either. Surprise!!
I may just hire Stephanie. Good luck to you on your quest with your thyroid. I hope all gets settled for you.