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Forum: Thyroid 12-26-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,896
Posted By Shancopp
I've read ferritin needs to be around 80 to stop...

I've read ferritin needs to be around 80 to stop hair loss.
Forum: Thyroid 12-26-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By Shancopp
rule of thumb generally is free t4 in top half of...

rule of thumb generally is free t4 in top half of range, free t3 in top 1/3 to be optimzed.
Forum: Thyroid 12-26-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By Shancopp
sounds like a high dose to start at. Call and let...

sounds like a high dose to start at. Call and let them know your symptoms. Can you divide your pills? If it gets too bad, I'd split them in half and possibly in fourths, taking 3/4 of a pill. If...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-24-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,649
Posted By Shancopp
I fell off tonight after 3 weeks on too....for...

I fell off tonight after 3 weeks on too....for Papa Murphys pizza. Deep dish, stuffed crust Chicago style. :( Lots of water and back on tomorrow!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-24-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,768
Posted By Shancopp
I was buying those Dlaney! Liked them a lot, but...

I was buying those Dlaney! Liked them a lot, but my Sam's quit carrying them.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-23-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,768
Posted By Shancopp
yep, another Hoosier anxious to try it!

yep, another Hoosier anxious to try it!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-13-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By Shancopp
b.....coffee w/ liquid sweetener and hwc l....2...

b.....coffee w/ liquid sweetener and hwc
l....2 lc tortillas w/ pork carnita meat, lettuce, salsa and guac
d...big salad w/ham, cheese, tomato, cukes
lots of lemon water and 2 handfuls of popcorn...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-13-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By Shancopp
I'm 44 with an AI (Hashimotos, now with no...

I'm 44 with an AI (Hashimotos, now with no thyroid) plus prediabetes plus Growth Hormone Deficiency, all of which cause wt gain! My muffin top is so bad, it's a darn pound cake now! I'm back on and...
Forum: Thyroid 06-07-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By Shancopp
Low Ferritin can cause hair loss too...

Low Ferritin can cause hair loss too...
Forum: Thyroid 06-07-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,283
Posted By Shancopp
Anyone have hypopituitaryism along w/ hypothyroid?

I started out as a Hashi/hypo person. Nodules (6) continued to grow despite meds and labs were usually decent except TSH was always near 0. I never did understand why it was low when I was HYPO. ...
Forum: Thyroid 06-07-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,537
Posted By Shancopp
antibodies for Hashis and Graves should be done...

antibodies for Hashis and Graves should be done when thyroid disease is suspected and dx is trying to be made. If positive for one or the other, they should continued to be monitored at most (if not...
Forum: Thyroid 03-09-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By Shancopp
had to bump because I've found out I DO have a...

had to bump because I've found out I DO have a pit. problem, just as I suspected! I have adult onset human growth hormone deficiency, a hormone secreted by the pit. I had an MRI to rule out a tumor...
Forum: Thyroid 09-19-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,910
Posted By Shancopp
I don't work, so I didn't need to take time off...

I don't work, so I didn't need to take time off of work, but probably not a bad idea. Slight tenderness and to be honest, one place started to become infected within hours. (sorry, I think this is...
Forum: Thyroid 09-15-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,910
Posted By Shancopp
I had an ultrasound led FNA a few yrs ago. I was...

I had an ultrasound led FNA a few yrs ago. I was very nervous, but honestly, it wasn't bad at all. The worst part was leaning my head back that far! lol. One of the needle insertion points got a...
Forum: Thyroid 09-13-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,910
Posted By Shancopp
How did it go?

How did it go?
Forum: Thyroid 08-03-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,222
Posted By Shancopp
may i ask which ndt med are on? I would like to...

may i ask which ndt med are on? I would like to try nature thyroid. But he tells me you can have antibodies increase on porcine NDT.
Forum: Thyroid 08-03-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,222
Posted By Shancopp
thank you, I'll ask more about it

thank you, I'll ask more about it
Forum: Thyroid 08-02-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,222
Posted By Shancopp
I see Dr. Kadambi, in Ft. Wayne, IN who was the...

I see Dr. Kadambi, in Ft. Wayne, IN who was the doctor of the lady who used to answer so many people on here but left. Can't recall her name.
Forum: Thyroid 08-02-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,222
Posted By Shancopp
Yes, they compound thyroid hormones from the...

Yes, they compound thyroid hormones from the yams/beets too. Other hormones also.
Forum: Thyroid 08-02-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,222
Posted By Shancopp
found this on the compounding pharmacy website. ...

found this on the compounding pharmacy website. American Hormones, Inc. ? Healthy Aging Therapies (http://www.americanhormones.com/index.html) Found this info (using estrogen/progesterone as an...
Forum: Thyroid 08-01-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,222
Posted By Shancopp
yes, they are bioidentical thyroid hormones, made...

yes, they are bioidentical thyroid hormones, made from beets, wild yams, etc. Not porcine or synthetic. It is a compounded t3/t4 combo.
Forum: Thyroid 07-30-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By Shancopp
No, my endo did not do the TT. I was referred to...

No, my endo did not do the TT. I was referred to a surgeon (specializes on thyroidectomies/parathyroid surgeries) for the actual surgery.
Forum: Thyroid 07-30-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,222
Posted By Shancopp
My dr said no to animal based meds, because of...

My dr said no to animal based meds, because of antibodies.... I still have them, even after surgery. I have Hashis. He did double my meds tho, and says they will increase 3fold and maybe 4fold in 6...
Forum: Thyroid 07-20-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By Shancopp
After thyroidectomy labs.......whoa! BIG change!!!

Just got the results from first post surgery lab draw. :( Draw was 4 weeks post surgery. No wonder I've felt like heck and gained 14lbs!

This labs were the last before surgery.....(well,...
Forum: Thyroid 07-10-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,222
Posted By Shancopp
yes, doing ok. having many hypo symptoms...

yes, doing ok. having many hypo symptoms sneaking back in. :( wt gain, carb cravings, fatigue, swelling, stiffness, facial puffiness, heavy period, numbness in hands, low libido, headaches, brain...
Forum: Thyroid 07-03-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,222
Posted By Shancopp
ok thanks! I am feeling some symptoms of hypo...

ok thanks! I am feeling some symptoms of hypo sneaking back in, as I'm only on a 1/4 grain of BHT. But, my dr is on vacation until 7/15 or so. Think that's when my appt is. Afternoon naps are now...
Forum: Thyroid 06-26-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,222
Posted By Shancopp
Had my surgery and pathology found a small cancer...

Had my surgery and pathology found a small cancer in the largest of the nodules. I'm on the mend and beginning to feel run down, tired, etc....my thyroid dose is very small. Will be going to my endo...
Forum: Thyroid 06-13-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,222
Posted By Shancopp
Thyroidectomy on Monday.......

Dr. thinks it is now time to get thyroid removed. 3 or so yrs of medicating and nodules are continuing to grow slowly. Both sides will be coming out, as the largest on the right side is now at 1cm....
Forum: Diabetes 11-27-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,983
Posted By Shancopp
I am not diabetic, prediabetic with elevated...

I am not diabetic, prediabetic with elevated blood insulin levels.
Forum: Diabetes 11-27-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,983
Posted By Shancopp
Victoza shots??

I'm on the middle dose (1.2). Was on .6 for a month. Will be on this one for 2 months. Dr says it will help w/ wt loss. I'm also on Metformin ER 1000 x2 a day. No wt loss. (I am hypothyroid w/...
Forum: Thyroid 11-14-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By Shancopp
Need a dr. recommendation in Jefferson City, MO for daughter stationed w/ DH there...

My step daughter recently moved to Jefferson City for a brief time while her DH is at an AF base there. Her symptoms have gotten bad again and she would like to get to an Endo. Any...
Forum: Thyroid 08-04-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,803
Posted By Shancopp
Dr. Kadambi Ft. Wayne, IN Very big on BHRT...

Dr. Kadambi Ft. Wayne, IN Very big on BHRT and optimal levels vs. "normal" levels. He goes by symptoms, not lab results.
Forum: Thyroid 05-06-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By Shancopp
I'm sorry to hear that...it is working well for...

I'm sorry to hear that...it is working well for me. Though he said it is not a long term med. I think I'll have been on it about 6months total after 2 more refills. It is a wonderful appetite...
Forum: Thyroid 05-04-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,361
Posted By Shancopp
I had eye twitches for years and later read that...

I had eye twitches for years and later read that they can be a HYPO symptom.
Forum: Thyroid 05-04-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By Shancopp
bumping for answers for ya......

bumping for answers for ya......
Forum: Thyroid 05-04-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By Shancopp
I'm finding I have to be very low carb (under 15)...

I'm finding I have to be very low carb (under 15) and very low cal (under 1000) to lose. And I'm on meds from my endo to help (Metformin and Phentermine and of course, my thyroid hormone (small dose...
Forum: Thyroid 04-21-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,796
Posted By Shancopp
How many IU of Vit D3 are u taking? My dr put me...

How many IU of Vit D3 are u taking? My dr put me on 10,000IU daily to get mine outta the toilet...it did and quick. Got a little too high (he likes it to be between 100-200 on labs) and he had me...
Forum: Thyroid 04-17-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By Shancopp
Vertigo was one of the symptoms I had too. Now...

Vertigo was one of the symptoms I had too. Now that I am medicated, it rarely happens. I'd feel like the room was spinning and I was still seated!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-17-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,113
Posted By Shancopp
there's a sticky at the top of the page for...

there's a sticky at the top of the page for budget ideas too!!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-17-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,189
Posted By Shancopp
love to scoop tuna salad onto them!

love to scoop tuna salad onto them!
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