• thyroid issues

    Thyroid Optimization or Confusion?

    I just saw 2 patients this past week with the same exact problem: both had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, also known as underactive thyroid, and were taking synthroid for several years to treat their underactive thyroid. Yet when I asked them how they felt they both used the medical term – lousy!

    The first patient was a man who ate a healthy diet and was disciplined in exercising; but ever since he started taking synthroid his energy levels dropped. The endocrinologist he went to for treatment continued to increase the Synthroid dose as his treatment plan and kept telling him your thyroid function tests look fine except they weren’t fine. They were in fact way off!