AnonymousNovember 6, 1996 at 11:52 pmPost count: 93172
Dave. . .welcome, and thanks for sharing that information! I had the RAI and am on synthroid (4 weeks now), improving, but worried about all the problems people are having long-term (feeling hypo when levels are “normal”), and have been quite interested in the testimony of people who feel better on Armour Thyroid or some other supplement with T-3 AND T-4. Since our thyroids produce some T-3 as well as T-4, it seems reasonable to think there’s a purpose. Most information I read says that since our bodies convert T-4 to T-3, there’s no reason for us to need both. Nancy, does the NGDF have any new information on this subject? Thanks!
Dianne NAnonymousNovember 7, 1996 at 4:41 amPost count: 93172
Hi to everyone! I’ve been reading the message board. It’s been
interesting reading it. I thought it was about time for me to
say hello. I’ve had Graves for 3 1/2 years. I feel fortunate
that I don’t have the eye problems like some of you have. I can’t
say it’s been a breeze. I’ve had to fire some doctors, which
turned out to be a good decision. I went to Mayo Clinic for a
second opinion after my endo where I live suggested trying anti-
viral drugs. Why??? was my response!! I’m glad I made the trip!
It turned I had thyroid regeneration and I had a second dose of
I131. This made a big difference!
I am now looking for any research and have come upon some interesting
studies done. One particular article I found in Medline. The title
was “Only the combined treatment with thyroxine (T4) and
triiodothyronine (T3) ensures euthyroidism in all tissues of the
thyroidectomized rat.” THE CONCLUSION WAS: “If pertinent to man,
these results might well justify a change in the current therapy
for hypothyroidism.” I find this interesting considering there are
alot of people who are taking synthetic T4 (Synthroid, Levoxyl,
Levothroid) and are still not feeling well. I know we’re not rats,
but isn’t tissue, tissue? Aren’t all drugs tested on animals prior
to being tried on humans? I’m not trying to say people should take
T3/T4, but if they are not feeling well, maybe they need to look the
article up, print it and talk to their doctor about it. I faxed a
copy to my endo at Mayo Clinic and asked for his opinion. I have
not heard anything but if I do, I will let you know.
I thought long and hard before I said anything about this article,
and thought maybe I should keep my mouth shut so that no one jumps
the gun and decides to change their treatment. And then it came to
me a saying I once heard “SILENCE IS GOLDEN, BUT KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!”
Good luck to all of you and hang in there!
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