By: Joe Graedon November 13, 2014 5 Comments
    Natural Approaches or Pharmaceuticals for What A…

    Q. For my entire life I have relied primarily upon vitamins, herbs and a variety of dietary supplements to stay healthy. I have avoided most drugs, except aspirin. Now my doctor is telling me that I r…

    By: Terry Graedon December 19, 2011 12 Comments
    Overcoming Symptoms of Underactive Thyroid

    Q. Before I was put on levothyroxine for underactive thyroid I was irritated by even the smallest things. I felt so tired and depressed that I was always crying. I couldn't sleep or lose any weight an…

    By: Terry Graedon February 18, 2010 10 Comments
    Thyroid Problem Complicates Treatment

    Q. My doctor recently told me that my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is high and that this means I have hypothyroidism. She wants me to have more blood work done to measure my T3 and T4 levels. I h…

    By: Terry Graedon September 14, 2009 14 Comments
    Low Thyroid Hormone Leads to Fatigue

    Q. I am bone-tired all of the time. I also have really dry skin, dry brittle hair and nails that break easily. (Even my toenails are brittle). I take vitamins and fish oil every day as well as red yea…

    By: Joe Graedon September 10, 2008 6 Comments
    Will Natural Thyroid Hormone Help?

    Q. I have an underactive thyroid and take Synthroid. After three years I do not feel any better. I asked my doctor if I could try an alternative to Synthroid like Armour Thyroid. She told me she prefe…

    By: Joe Graedon July 9, 2008 15 Comments
    Could It Be Your Thyroid?

    Q. I have taken thyroid medication for decades. In addition I take amitriptyline, calcium, multivitamins, Prempro and aspirin. My eyebrows have become so sparse that I need to use an eyebrow pencil to…

    By: Joe Graedon December 19, 2007 0 Comments
    Looking Out For Low Thyroid

    Q. I have just begun treatment for hypothyroidism and for the first time in over 20 years I feel like I'm emerging from a fog. I was diagnosed with depression and attention deficit disorder for years.…

    By: Terry Graedon May 30, 2007 3 Comments
    Armour Thyroid Helps Some Patients

    Q. I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. I was taking Synthroid for an underactive thyroid, but I just didn't feel well. I found a doctor who prescribed Armour Thyroid instea…