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Apr 21, 2008, 4:04 PM

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I usually try not to post problems of the personal nature online, especially on this site. However, desperation is a fucked up thing...

So, as can be gathered by the title, I am in thyroid hell. I gave birth to my daughter 10 months ago and have yet to loose a pound permanently (meaning I lost some and gained it back). Has anyone had to deal with this? I'm just looking for more ideas and options for my treatment.

So, my brief story:

I breastfeed, eat when I can and as well as I can. For months I cut out absolutely everything that inhibits thyroid function and stresses the adrenals. No response. I exercise as often and effectively as I can. Nothing works, so I went to the dr and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and referred to another dr who put my on synthroid. Not to mention the nodule and the biopsy. It has been 5 months and I have not responded to the synthroid (yes, I know it can take a long time). My dr wouldn't discuss any other treatment options with me and only looks to the labs, not considering how I feel. I also gathered up my med records and found that the cancer they told me I didn't have was still a real concern, given the types of cells present in the biopsy (fna) (love what they don't tell you) So out of money and out of patience, I stopped seeing that incompetent douchebag.

I realized that one of my good friends has had a pretty hardcore battle with graves disease and he recommended his ND. Still out of cash, I sold my old (read: skinny) clothes to my friends and came up with some money to go see the guy. Yes, I cried. I have yet to make the appointment as I am waiting until after I defend my thesis.

So basically, my question to those of you out there that have dealt with a similar situation, what worked for you? I know it may not work for me, but I'm working on getting together a bigger arsenal of treatment options to discuss with the ND.


(This post was edited by xgretax on Apr 21, 2008, 4:09 PM)

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