Why do i need to take my thryoid medicine the rest of my life?

 

If you are hypothyroid — whether due to Hashimoto’s, Graves’ disease treatmentthyroid surgery, or congenital hypothyroidism — failing to take your thyroid hormone replacement medication — i.e., levothyroxine, or natural desiccated thyroid — — can pose many risks to your health. These risks include the following:

  • Blood pressure irregularities
  • Low body temperature, feeling perpetually cold
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Memory problems
  • Elevated cholesterol, treatment-resistant high cholesterol
  • Weight gain, inability to lose weight despite diet/exercise
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • Stillbirth
  • Premature labor
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Loss or reduction of sex drive
  • Muscle weakness
  • Constipation
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Hair loss
  • Swollen hands, feet and face
  • Growth of thyroid nodulesincreasing goiter size
  • Increased risk of heart disease
  • Increased risk of infection

Ultimately, if deprived of thyroid hormone for a long period, and if your thyroid has been surgically removed, or is not producing thyroid hormone for other reasons,you face a very dangerous condition — myxedema coma — which can ultimately be fatal.

Of particular importance, thyroid cancer patients who fail to take their thyroid hormone replacement medication at the prescribed dosage actually increase their risk of thyroid cancer reocurrence.

Thyroid, Tests & Healing

image

Get a good doctor & listen to your body!  Be your own advocate!  I was low in magnesium & selenium.  I now am leveling out after 2 yrs of doctors & meds.  Thanks to It Works Global. Trial & error.  the Greens works for me! Healing one day at a time.  Bad days make us appreciate the not so bad ones.  It will get better. Hang in there!

image

A great site for thyroid patients:
OutSmartDisease.com

The Flu, Immune System & Autoimmune Disease

image

     
If you are in great health, get your flu shot! 
Most Autoimmune patients risk making their autoimmunity worse by getting a flu shot. I can cause flare ups and trigger more autoimmune attacks. Anyone who is going through or has had an autoimmune attack, it can wreck havoc on your body.  Find a product that naturally gives your immune system the boost it needs.  It Works Greens gives me just that.  There are two flavors: Berry & Orange.  Don’t wait til flu season is at its worst!  Start taking it today! Here is the lol to place an order: It Works Global. Feel free to try other products, just be sure to read labels!

image

-Stacey Lynn Jackson

Arkansas State Parks

image

image

Looking for adventure?  Arkansas State Parks is a great place to start!  From hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, breathtaking scenery, programs, tours, events & activities throughout the state, romantic or businesses retreats, and so much more!  Arkansas has it all!  Check out all of Arkansas State Parks! Go online to get a free Arkansas packet mailed to you!  Start your adventure!  Visit Arkansas State Parks Arkansas.com

image

image

image

image

-Stacey Lynn Jackson

Hashimoto’s Diagnosed….

image

Have you been told you are in the ” normal range”?  Has your specialist or doctor made you feel like you are crazy? Or told you you were?  I was told that my anxiety, heart racing and depression was not caused from synthroid or disease.  I was told to “see a  psychiatrist”.  Don’t settle! Find a doctor who will listen!  Hashimoto’s can go back and forth from hypothyroidism & hyperthyroidism!  You know your body better than anyone!  Get another opinion and start advocating for you!  For an awesome site & blog on how you can feel better, find good doctors and more info on autoimmune and thyroid disease visit Outsmartdisease.com