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Postby Dolly » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:34 pm

Hi Maria,
thank you for the information. I'm already a member of Mary Shomons forum and I get her newsletters sent weekly and I also bought her book The Thyroid Diet. It basically tells you to eat a little from every food group to lose weight and stop cravings, which is what I more often than not do.
A year ago I checked up on those two locations for endocrinologists the one in Mt Lawley didn't exist anymore and my husband told me with two children going to uni and our daughter planning to get married, we couldn't afford a specialist. so I'm stuck with the GP for another couple of years.
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Postby Tas » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:40 pm

Hi Dolly, that's ok, you are welcome :)

I qouldn't be surprised if you can actually just order the meds from an holistic practioner?

I know this is not really a comparison but I have an holistic practioner looking after one of my dogs (a maremma sheepdog) and she gets me in chinese herbs for her). I have never met her as such, only on a phone call or two.

I can ask around a few contacts for this if you wish?

Just let me know ok?

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Postby Dolly » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:51 pm

Unfortunately I don't believe in many chinese medicines especially as they believe that grinding the horn from a rino and consuming it in tea will make you more virile.
However I do believe in Naturopathy. I went and saw a naturopath for two years (when I could afford him) He gave me kelp as it contains iodine the main ingredient that is dieficient in hypothyroids.
At the moment we can only afford a GP (if that) but I still consume a little kelp. Doctors forbid kelp consumption as it can alter the thyroxine medication levels.
There are slso goitogen foods to watch out for that prevent my medication from working http://www.ithyroid.com/goitrogens.htm.
Being hypothyroid sucks.
I know two aussie ladies with hypothyroidism and they both respond well to the synthetic meds and are managing to lose weight.

I think I'll look into the goitrogen foods again, I think I may have taken some too close to the time I had my meds therefore cancelling it's effectivness

Thank you for caring and sharing, when even my own husband doesn't have time to listen.
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Postby Tas » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:58 pm

Dolly, I have PM'd you.

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Re: Thyroid discussion cont..

Postby marlina » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:41 pm

What is the normal thyroid level for a man about to have brain surgery?
I went to the Dr. yesterday and I have a huge Pituitary tumor. He said that we had to do some lab work to make sure my Thyroid level was normal, That if it wasn't I would need to take medication to get it where it needs to be befor surgery. I guess it is not good to have surgery if the Thyroid is low or high.
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Re: Thyroid discussion cont..

Postby Gordz » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:44 pm

wow, four yearold thread! can't help you re: the topic though marlina
Aussie Male, 26, 194cm.

Start date: 12/8/2013
Highest - 144.8kg

Current - 141.3kg

Goal - 110kg

3.5kg lost

31.3kg to go
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