Category Archive: Thyroid

My Genes Just Told My Hormone Story

It took 48 years but I finally got some answers. As a teen who was sure I had something wrong with my hormones but couldn’t get an answer and as a young woman who was still certain that there was something wrong with my hormones I couldn’t get an answer.  I couldn’t even get a …

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World Thyroid Day

There are so many thyroid patients around the world that the tiny little butterfly shaped gland has it’s own special day of significance around the world!  Actually it has it’s own week – this whole week is dedicated to Thyroid Awareness which is near and dear to my heart because I have subclinical hypothyroidism which …

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The Fantastical World of Hormones

It’s pretty sad of me to admit but it was a bit of a good thing for me to have gotten sick a few days ago.  Nothing major – just a really bad cold/flu that wiped me out for a few days. It’s no surprise that I’ve been burning the candle at both ends, nor …

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Scientists Avoid Using Female Rats in Research Due to Hormone Fluctuations

    The gender bias in medicine is nothing new – but did you know that researchers specifically avoid using female lab rats for fear that their hormones will interfere with the study!? Consider this – researchers who are studying a new thyroid medication, heart drug, sleeping pill or anti-depressant , use male rats. Why?  …

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Souper Star: Dana Trentini – Hypothyroid Mom

MEET DANA | Hypothyroid Mom Who knew that small butterfly-shaped thyroid gland at the base of my neck would affect my life so completely? I lost my unborn baby needlessly to hypothyroidism. After 4 years of intense research and a quest to find the top thyroid experts, I am in the best health ever and …

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Postpartum Thyroid Disorder

World Thyroid Day & Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month May is an important time of year in my circles:  May 25 is World Thyroid Day – a day to increase awareness of what I believe is a hidden epidemic.  The month of May has been declared by Postpartum Support International (PSI) to be Maternal Mental Health …

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Is Half a Postpartum Plan Better Than No Plan at All?

When postpartum anxiety(PPA)struck me after my third baby I was already on high-alert for postpartum depression(PPD). I suspected that I had suffered from some sort of postpartum mood disorder(PPMD) after my second baby but like most women never sought help and was never diagnosed.  My mood swings were extreme and, in fact, they went into …

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Screening for Thyroid Disorders Before Pregnancy

The Thyroid Foundation of Canada recommends all women get screened for thyroid disorders BEFORE pregnancy.  I agree for a whole lot of reasons besides just overall health and symptom relief – here are some of the pregnancy-specific reasons I would INSIST on proper thyroid screening before pregnancy: 1) thyroid disorders can become exacerbated during pregnancy 2) …

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A Bully in The Endocrine Olympics

Did you know that everyday you have all sorts of little receptors in your body engaged in an Olympic-level competition?  Of course we aren’t really aware of it unless it starts to show symptoms.  Once we have symptoms we go to the doctor for treatment.  Here’s the thing that bothers me – even with appropriate …

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It Doesn’t Always Take a Crystal Ball: My Explainable Miscarriages

When I miscarried my first two pregnancies I was told that most early trimester miscarriages are “unexplained”.   It never sat well with me in the first place and when I really became a citizen-researcher eventually my beliefs were validated. My miscarriages would have been explained if my doctors had bothered to spend even a …

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