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Re: Help Understand Thyroid Disorders.

Re: Help Understand Thyroid Disorders.

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Posted by Tina on August 13, 2000 at 16:17:10:

In Reply to: Help Understand Thyroid Disorders. posted by Anon on August 13, 2000 at 11:12:23:

: Hi
: I am newly wedded guy. My wife has thyroid disorder.
: Can you please advice me how I can be of any help to her. I am new to this country (US).
: I would like her to take advantage of any advanced technology this country might have in this area.
: Please also advice any other aspects a husband has to be aware of.
: Thanks in advance.

Hi Anon,

I want to be the first to let you know that you are every person with thyroid disease ideal mate! Too often getting a spouse or other family members to understand what some of us go though is like pulling teeth. Having someone close to us that understands can be half the battle for us. Since it often affect our emotions causing depression or anxiety until we are adequately treated it can seem that we are on a mean roller coaster ride that we can't get off. There is also what we refer to as "brain fog" that some of us get real bad.
My husband learned how to finish most of my sentences and darn near how to read my mind when it was real bad for me. I don't know if I could have survived without his help in this area, I was sure that they were going to tell me I had Alzheimer's before I found out that it was caused my under-treated thyroid disease.

A good starting point to understand some of the things she may be going through or feeling would be to read a good book on it. I can recommend "Living Well With Hypothyroidism: What your Doctor doesn't tell you that you need to know" by Mary J. Shomon as a good starting book. To me, it is the most information packed. It deals with all forms of treatment from conventional to Alternative treatments and gives all the latest studies in all of them. It is not a "one size fits all" approach since she has literally talked to and heard from thousands of people with TD and found that while many share similar symptoms we truly are each unique in how it affects us and what treatment works for us.

Other books that I'd recommend are: "The Thyroid Solution" by Ridha Arem M.D.
And "Hypo-throidism: The Unsuspected Illness" by Broda O. Barnes M.D and Lawarence Galton. This last book was written in 1976 but it was a true then as it is now and a lot of people are feeling that we need to get back to some of the original treatments and ways of testing. The new technologies have left a lot of us without proper treatment and we feel better only when we go back to treatment with the natural thyroid product.

All my very best to you and your new bride! Tina
P.S. What type of Thyroid disorder dose your wife have?





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