Thursday, March 4, 2010

Death of a Dream

Well Armour died! They had some kind of problems keeping up with orders. So I'm back on Levothyroxine but I've found a new wonder drug for me Topamax. That'll take the weight right off you. But most people can't handle the side effects. I have a very high tolerance to side effects so it doesn't bother me except the word recall and the memory thing but I already couldn't remember anything anyway.I really need it right now because I'm back up to 160lbs.
I lost my job and I found this great way to make money. It's a lot of fun. I made fifty dollar the first time I did it! It's called Project Payday It's so exciting I love all the action and the people are so nice and helpful. Now I'm starting to think about what I'm getting everyone for Christmas next year! Well I have to get back to work at Project Payday! I'll probably post tomorrow.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

An Answered Prayer

I finally got to see my doctor and he switched me to Armour Thyroid. I am praying that this will help all my thyroid symptoms. I will get my THS tested in 6 weeks.

I have been loosely following the South Beach Diet. I am basically just cutting out sugars and processed foods and counting caloies.

I have not had much time for anything the last two weeks as I have been doing nonstop research on thyroid issues so I would be prepared for my doctors appointment.

I began a part time job cleaning vacant apartments and I am very glad about that since it will get me moving more than I have been. We keep a pretty fast pace and do a lot of sweating so I'm expecting some weight to start coming off soon. The combonation of work, diet, and new thyroid meds should finally bring about the results I've been praying for.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Under Active Thyroid and Rapid Weight Gain

When someone is suffering from hypothyroidism the thyroid gland is impaired, producing too little thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism is primarily due to a dysfunction of the thyroid gland itself. If you have hypothyroidism, you can start taking control with thyromine. Act now to work towards looking better and feeling better.

Thyroid Gland and Hypothyroidism. The thyroid gland makes four hormones: Thyroxin (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), diiodothyronine (T2) and monoiodothyronine (T1). The hormones contain iodine, and the figures tell about the number of iodine atoms in each hormone molecule. T3 is not made directly, but is produced from T4. T3 is a more efficient hormone than T4. Therefore this conversion is important. The hormones produced by the thyroid gland control the body’s metabolic rate and a dysfunction to this gland can affect every organ in the body.When the thyroid is under-active it creates a general depression of many of the cellular systems and oxidative processes in the body that are needed for energy production. This can cause the metabolic activities in the cells to decrease. Metabolic wastes can then filtrate into the organs, causing them to become sluggish. Thyroxine determines how quickly nutrients are converted into energy and how efficiently food is burned within the body. Hypothyroidism is a condition that occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce sufficient amounts of thyroid hormones, specifically thyroxine. There are several symptoms, which can indicate a thyroid condition. The most common indicators of an under active thyroid are unexplained weight gain, moodiness, fatigue, constipation, sensitivity to cold temperatures, sudden clumsiness, fragile hair and nails and many more. An under active thyroid undermines your whole life. Thyromine can help give you your life back.

How Thyromine Works?Thyromine ingredients consist of L-Tyrosine, Bovine Thyroid powder, Bovine Adrenal Powder, Guglipid, Nori, Piper Longum Extract and Ginger Extract. Thyromine works very well for people who have hypothyroidism. For example L-Tyrosine works to stimulate the metabolism. Guglipid works to lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. Adrenal Powder from Bovine helps regulate your body's stress levels. Piper Longum Extract increases the production of thyroid hormones and stimulates the immune system. Finally, Ginger extract works to prevent blood clots and is used to treat digestive problems. Thyromine can make your life come together because of its combination of natural ingredients that help your thyroid to perform normally.
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Thursday, May 31, 2007

South Beach is the Way to Go!!

After endless research the general consensus on the best diet for people who are hypothyroid is the South Beach diet. Finally I think I have found a way to success. I started yesterday and already I'm feeling better and noticing a lower number on the scale. Of course that could just be water weight but at this point I'm willing to take any encouragement! I have some errands ton run but I wanted to get a post in before I went since it has been several days. I will post some of my findings later today.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Trying Combination Therapy For Hypothyroidism

After all I've read yesterday and today on Hypothyroidism I am kicking myself for waiting so long to educate myself. I have always just went along with whatever the doctor told me. I never even asked what my TSH levels were.I just took the medication the doctor prescribed and tried to deal with the symptoms that never went away or improved as best as I could. I am now learning that it is very possible that I have never been on the correct dosage of levothyroxine and that I may even need what is called combination therapy.

Combination therapy is a combination of synthetic levothyroxine T4 and synthetic liothyronine T3. The traditional treatment of Hypothyroidism is T4 only. That is what I have always been on. I tried to get one doctor to prescribe T3 about a year ago after reading an article in Fitness RX but he said no. My doctor now is more open to patient imput and I believe he will actually prescribe me a drug called Armour which is a combination drug containing both T3 and T4. I am going to make an appointment for this week and see if I can get this thing straightened out.

I always knew that it took a lot for me to lose weight after I became Hypo but I didn't think there was anything I could do about it. I have been reading and it seems that I am going to have a more difficult time than the average person to lose weight, but I have always known that. I tried to tell my Dad this but he thinks that I just eat too much. I may not make the wisest food choices but I do not eat a lot.

In the past every time I began a new diet or exercise program I would get real excited that THIS time I will actually lose weight. Three times in my life I have had to lose weight that I gained from being sedentary and I did not lose any weight until I got a job that was very physical. I had to be moving for eight hours a day to lose the weight. I love working physical jobs. I am good at it but right now my husband and I have decided it is best if I stay home and work form here. We can' t afford the extra gas, insurance and car payment. I do admit that since September I have not excercised like I promised myself I would but I should not have gained 46 lbs. I just didn't eat emough. I am praying that this new medication will help me to lose this stupid weight.

I am going to be doing more research about Hypothyroidism and become as proactive in my treatment as I can. There has got to be a better way than just settling for being fat!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Can Anything Be Done About Hypothyroidism Weight Gain?

Hypothyroidism weight gain is caused by an under active thyroid. It afflicts millions of people every year. It is a result of a decrease in the production of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). The pituitary is the gland that produces this hormone. The thyroid regulates the metabolism which helps to control weight. Without TSH in inadequate amounts, weight gain occurs. Often hypothyroidism weight gain is overlooked or attributed to some other underlying ailment. During my bout with hypothyroidism, I actually gained 20 pounds in 2 months.

Although hypothyroidism is easy to treat, losing the weight is sometimes difficult. The symptoms of gaining weight are often very subtle. As a result, physicians do not look to the thyroid first as the cause of weight gain. Sometimes the weight gain is so out of control that people take drastic measures to lose weight because they don't know they have a thyroid problem.

In order to get weight gain under control, you will need to work with your doctor to develop a medication, diet and exercise plan. The three are interconnected, meaning that one will not work without the other. The good news is the symptom of weight gain is one of the most treatable afflictions of the disease. It is just a matter of finding the right medication, diet and exercise program.

When you suffer from hypothyroidism weight gain, it is possible to lead a normal life. Your doctor will order blood tests usually every month for the first six months, then after six months and at one year intervals unless there is a change. This will help to make sure that the disease is being properly controlled. So it very important to stick to your diet and exercise program and take your medication as prescribed.

I normally recommend walking for exercise and a low carb diet. Walking is a very good way to increase metabolism and distribute the use of carbohyrdate and fats that are burned for energy. A low carb diet also increases metabolism because it takes more calories to burn protein and fat then to burn carbohydrates. Increasing the metabolism is the key to losing weight caused by hypothyroidism.

It is important to notify your doctor if you experience any sudden weight gain as it could be a sign that your medication needs to be adjusted. It is important to notify your doctor if you feel that you are loosing too much weight, as this could be an indication that your medication dosage is too high. This is also very dangerous to your health.

So in looking at the whole picture hypothyroidism weight gain can be controlled. The complications associated with hypothyroidism such as high cholesterol could lead to a heart attack or stroke. So therefore be sure that to follow up on regular blood tests, take your medication as precribed and follow your diet and exercise program because weight loss is possible.
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Friday, May 25, 2007

Ups and Downs

Well, I don't even want to write about good days like yesterday because it seems the very next day is blah! I woke up sore from the workout I did yesterday so I knew I wasn't going to be doing any today. I got on the scale and it was up another pound! I hate that scale! And I looked on the calender and realized I didn't pay a fine for an expired inspection sticker so now my license is suspended! That's $85.00 that we definitely do not have!

I felt so good yesterday. I got things accomplished that needed to be done. Today I feel like I have just backslide into my old cruddy life. I just thank the Lord I'm not depressed! I feel like crud but I'm not in depression. Anyone who has ever been depressed knows what I'm talking about.

I've been doing a lot of research on hypothyroidism and weight loss for my new website and I believe that my medication must be very low. I mean I have been restricting calories and somewhat attempting to exercise and I cannot lose weight! I'm gaining still. That is a sure sign that my medication needs increasing. I plan to post a few of the articles after I get a chance to read them.

I was going to give up on my diet this weekend, it being Memorial Day weekend and all, but no I think I am going to stick to my program as closely as possible. I do plan on having country style pork ribs on Monday but if I don't gorge myself I should be fine. Tonight I'm having BBQ chicken and pasta salad.

I plan to enjoy this weekend no matter what!