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 September 22, 2013 9 Comments
    Sea Salt Instead of Iodized Salt Led to Thyroid …

    Q. I have spent the last several years slightly overweight and in a mental fog, with no energy.  Last year I looked in the mirror and realized the outer third of my eyebrows were gone. I seldom felt …

    By: Terry Graedon February 21, 2013 28 Comments
    How Does Coffee Affect Thyroid Medicine?

    Q. I was alarmed to hear about the interaction of coffee and levothyroxine. I take this medication daily "upon rising" as my doctor instructed me. I usually have a cup of coffee after 30 or 45 minutes…

    By: Joe Graedon December 10, 2012 4 Comments
    Did Cabbage Damage Thyroid?

    Q. About six months ago, I started eating large amounts of raw cruciferous vegetables, unaware that this affects thyroid levels. Yesterday, I went for an annual physical with blood work, and the docto…

    By: Terry Graedon April 2, 2012 14 Comments
    Treating Thyroid Problem Thoughtfully

    Q. At 40, my health, weight and energy were all normal. Then I began to feel tired all the time and suffered with constipation, very dry skin and puffy eyes. My elderly family doctor ran a blood test …

    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 4 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…