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I feel fantastic but don't just take my word for it!

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That being wrongly diagnosed is rampant due to the very 'validated' TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) lab test result they support, i.e. a pituitary hormone, which can be "normal" for years before it rises high enough to reveal one's cellular hypothyroid state;

That thryoxine is the medication wrongly treating thyroid patients, since it leaves most all patients with lingering hypothyroid symptoms which doctors dismiss as belonging to something else; That those natural treatments, such as desiccated thyroid like Armour made by Forest Labs of the US, are changing lives and removing those lingering hypothyroid symptoms because of the presence of direct T3; That side effects from the use of natural desiccated thyroid are due to undiagnosed adrenal fatigue and low cortisol which needs treatment, not the desiccated thyroid itself; and That the adrenal fatigue so many thyroid patients find themselves with is, in fact and ironically, due to the inadequacy of both the TSH lab test and thyroxine.

The Royal College of Physicians is not comfortable with the increasing volume of patient voices who mention the above realities in their lives. And clearly, neither are the other groups which support the guidelines which the press release is about: The Association for Clinical Biochemistry, The Society for Endocrinology, The British Thyroid Association, The British Thyroid Foundation Patient Support Group, and The British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. In the Guidelines, the creators seem to step all over themselves to dismiss Armour thyroid and T3, claiming "it is inconsistent with normal physiology, has not been scientifically proven to be of any benefit to patients, and may be harmful".
To the contrary, Armour and any other prescription desiccated thyroid gives patients exactly what their own thyroids would be giving them: T4, T3, T2, T1 and calcitonin. Granted, the percentage of T3 in Armour, which is derived from porcine thyroid, is slightly greater than human amounts, but since when is being treated with nothing more than a storage hormone (T4) "consistent with normal physiology", ask patient advocates, wise doctors, and educated patients around the world?
And to call desiccated thyroid treatment without benefit and harmful goes against the huge body of patients worldwide who have lives and quality of health completely restored with a lowering of high cholesterol, balancing of blood pressure, strengthened heart function, renewed energy and vigor, removal of certain aches and pains, warmer and more normal body temperature, softer skin, hair regrowth, a lifting of depression, better mental health, sharper thinking skills, improved immune systems, increased stamina, healthier sex hormone function, improved chances of pregnancy when it's so desired...and a myriad of other reported and substantiated benefits when on desiccated thyroid and dosing according to the free T3, free T4 and removal of symptoms. If patients have to hold their breaths to wait on "science" to prove what their treatment experience has always revealed to them, they'll die from lack of air. American thyroid patients send their condolences to UK thyroid patients. Janie A. Bowthorpe, M.Ed. is a thyroid patient activist, author of the book Stop the Thyroid Madness: a Patient Revolution Against Decades of Inferior Thyroid Treatment and owner of the website www.stopthethyroidmadness.com


I feel fantastic but don't just take my word for it!Dynamic Neural Retraining Program (DNRS)


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  • Ps she nearly foamed at the mouth when I asked about natural thyroid replacements:(

  • Such a comfort to read, I feel I've been poisoned on Levothyroxine I'm trying to get it out of my system now Doc said there was no side effects: she took it and it replaced a natural hormone, but I feel so Ill and depressed, supposed to hang a degree show next week......Doc said they were only treating me because I had antibodies not because my thyroid was dangerous guess what 125 of levothyroxine later bloods are worse and I'm on the floor :(

  • Hi Tina,
    Well I've been taking the Nature-throid for 1 week now! I do seem a little bit more tired than when I was on Armour otherwise no side effects, I have 140 of the Armour tabs left so I am going to go back to taking them as from tomorrow, as they have a much earlier use by date! That should take me to beginning of Jan 2010, when I will review the Nature-throid situation. If you try the Nature I would love to hear how you get on with them don't do my mistake and take too much. Take care Denise

    Comment last edited on about 8 years ago by Maff
  • I canĂƒÂ¢Ă¢â€šÂ¬Ă¢â€žÂ¢t believe it just as I am feeling great I get this awful, totally devastating E-mail bulleting from Mary !
    They have changed the formula of Armour and itĂƒÂ¢Ă¢â€šÂ¬Ă¢â€žÂ¢s making people ill, not working as good, apparently the new tablets are crumbly so when I get home from work to day I am going to see which they have sent me. I will cut them in half and see if they are the same, they also have distinctive smell.
    God this stinks! I will now have to look for an alternative, I could cry I feel so well and they are taking my health away from me God dam Forrest Laboratories!
    May be not everybody has the same reactions, but I don't want to risk going back to what I was before. I will let you know tomorrow if I have the old version and you let me know if yours crumble when you cut them, I know my first lot didn't because the first week I only took half a tablet.
    It's seems to me that the big guys may have got to Forrest making them deliberately changing the formula, I do hope not.

    When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this ĂƒÂ¢Ă¢â€šÂ¬Ă¢â‚¬Â you haven't, I will find an alternative if I have too! Denise

    Comment last edited on about 8 years ago by Maff
  • Right ok, I'm glad you told me that, you know what if my bloods come back normal, I am not going to tell him that I am taking Armour, until such a time when things start to improve within the NHS, regarding prescribing it. I know I will have to pay for the Armour but I don't care! its not really that expensive. I am in the usa quite a lot, so eventually i will tell him that I got it over there.

  • My bloods came back normal, but then they struck me off their register because they said I had no confidence in them. I would put it much stronger, absolute garbage and a few expletives.

    I have not joined another doctors yet as I donĂƒÂ¢Ă¢â€šÂ¬Ă¢â€žÂ¢t really see the point, but I suggest you tread carefully when you tell your doctor what you are doing, They told me Armour was dangerous but it the best thing since sliced bread, it is all a controversy to make money out of synthetic rubbish, because Armour is natural you can not put a patent on it so therefore not make lots of money out of selling it!

    I would love to get some suggestions here as to where to go and what to do next, it makes me very angry that so many people are suffering needlessly because DoctorĂƒÂ¢Ă¢â€šÂ¬Ă¢â€žÂ¢s are taking back-handerĂƒÂ¢Ă¢â€šÂ¬Ă¢â€žÂ¢s from Pharmaceutical companies. Denise

    Comment last edited on about 8 years ago by Maff
  • Hi guys,

    I want to apologise for the comments system currently only allowing around 20 comments on each blog. I will have this fixed within a few weeks.

    However, I have rearranged the forums this week and created a forum specifically for thyroid disorders where you can reply as many times as you wish (I promise!).

    Here it is: [URL=http://www.ei-resource.org/index.php?option=com_joomlaboard&Itemid=6&func=showcat&catid=25]Thyroid Disorder Forums[/url]

    (or you can access it from the main forum link at the top of every page).

    Glad you're doing well Denise and good luck with the treatment Tina :)

    Comment last edited on about 8 years ago by Maff
  • Hi Tina
    Hope you get this message seems other blog is full up?
    So glad to hear you are feeling better. I think you may take a little longer than I did to seem the real benefits, because you took that Levothyroxine poison for 4 years, I could hardly breath on that stuff, it has to get out of your system to make you feel better, also it starves your body of T3 and makes your adrenals work much harder, from what I have learnt you may need to take additional T3. please keep at it, if you want an extra boost you could take Q10, I have found it gives you that little bit more get up and go!
    I had a wonderful holiday thanks, take care Denise

    Comment last edited on about 8 years ago by Maff
  • Have a great time in Cornwall Denise. Brilliant news that you can now enjoy your holidays due to Armour thyroid :)

  • I am off on my holidays, I finish work in less than two hours and I have energy now to enjoy them, I want eveyone to get out of the black hole they call Levothyroxine and experience the blue skies and the mind clarity that Armour thyroid has given me, and stop this thyroid madness. Yipee, I am back and Cornwall here I come! Denise

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