Having your thyroid removed due to cancer or autoimmune disease demands a life long regime of medication. With this, there are side effects that prevent you from ever feeling like your normal self ever again: fatigue, depression, weight gain, mood swings, aches and pain, memory loss, hair loss, etc. Just because it's treatable doesn't mean you're cured!
Love these! I used to get the funniest looks when people first saw me after my 2 surgeries. The question "what happened" left me wondering if I should tell the truth or make up some crazy story like these. :)
Thyroid infographic. If you ever thought that little gland didn't do a whole lot for you....AND if you are on thyroid meds and still have hypo symptoms you are probably being under treated or your body isn't converting your T4 (Synthroid) to T3 which is the active form that your body can use. Your FREE T3 needs to be in the top of the range!!
What a pain in the neck this thyroid disease can be! If you have hypothyroidism and/or autoimmune #hashimotos you know very well how hypothyroid symptoms can put your life on hold and slow your down. For many patients the solution is not as easy as just taking one pill a day and feel cured. In fact many struggle with these 4 symptoms even on medication http://outsmartdisease.com/hypothyroid-symptoms-solution/
Thyroid Cancer Awareness - There is no good cancer Poster design, Mary Anne Pennington, 2014 Sources: UCSF Medical Center, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, University of Maryland Medical Center