Thyroid peer support: Reasoning carefully

This post provides a tutorial for thyroid patients who want to analyze their own and each other's health data without leading each other astray. Our Thyroid Patients Canada peer-led private support group, recently launched in April 2020, is built on three basic principles (besides the obvious one of compassion and kindness): Share wiselySeek evidenceReason carefully. … Continue reading Thyroid peer support: Reasoning carefully

Thyroid peer support: Sharing wisely and seeking evidence

We recently began a new support group on Facebook called "Thyroid Patients Canada Support." It's a private, patients-only group, with international members, peer-led by thyroid patients. As a patient, if you'd like to join, you must answer 2 questions and permit us to view your Facebook profile (make it temporarily public). Join on Facebook In … Continue reading Thyroid peer support: Sharing wisely and seeking evidence

Welcome to our new Support Group

Patient-led online peer support is a lifeline for many thyroid patients, providing information and shared experience in a conversational, individualized, and timely manner. We as thyroid patient peer-leaders have decided to establish a new private Thyroid Patients Canada Support group on Facebook. Please learn more and click to join below. Welcome overview slideshow https://youtu.be/gdk7sfiufUg We … Continue reading Welcome to our new Support Group

The TSAb stimulating antibody can lower TSH despite euthyroid status.

According to scientific research, the Graves’ TSH receptor-stimulating antibody (TSAb) can directly manipulate the TSH—independently of thyroid hormone levels. For many decades, scientists have been very puzzled by the fact that “TSH can remain suppressed after treatment for Graves’ disease, even in the setting of biochemical and clinical euthyroidism” (Yu & Faranhi, 2015).  In other … Continue reading The TSAb stimulating antibody can lower TSH despite euthyroid status.

The Spectrum of Thyroid Autoimmunity

Let's get to know what many of us thyroid patients have in common, and what makes each of us unique. Are you an autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) patient? If so, what kind of autoimmune thyroid disease do you have? How do you know for sure? I ask this final question because very few of us … Continue reading The Spectrum of Thyroid Autoimmunity