TBAb hypothyroidism diagnosed in a mother and baby

In this post, I'd like to share with you a real-life story, suitable for the holiday season, that might warm your hearts as much as it warmed mine. And by the end, it might even motivate you to learn more or take action. Newsflash from 2016: A newborn baby's hypothyroidism with a TSH of 117 … Continue reading TBAb hypothyroidism diagnosed in a mother and baby

Caution: Doctors perform T3-ectomies without our consent

We all know a "thyroidectomy" is the surgical removal of a thyroid gland. Nobody removes a vital gland without a patient's informed consent. If your medical system and doctor are ethical, you as a patient have the opportunity to weigh the risks and benefits of the procedure and give signed consent. We need to consider … Continue reading Caution: Doctors perform T3-ectomies without our consent

Thyroid therapies: What my life is like in the T3-monotherapy wheelchair

Here, I'll use my own personal example to discuss a few dimensions of T3 monotherapy, which I envision as a "wheelchair." I'm drawing on the fictional analogy I developed in an earlier post, where I imagined thyroid disease like crippling foot disease. The therapy of 100% T4 can be seen like a walking stick or … Continue reading Thyroid therapies: What my life is like in the T3-monotherapy wheelchair

Digby Thyroid Clinic patients plan a meeting to be held May 9th

Dr. Ron Matsusaki's patients have set up a meeting on May 9th to plan the next steps forward for approximately 350 patients affected by "forced patient abandonment" from the Digby Thyroid Clinic's closure. This is the announcement shared on our Thyroidpatients.ca Public Group on Facebook today by Rob Fadelle, one of his patients. See our … Continue reading Digby Thyroid Clinic patients plan a meeting to be held May 9th

Gisele’s thyroid therapy journey

This guest post is authored by Gisele Gautreau, a Canadian thyroid patient who has given us permission to share her image and story. Gisele: For those questioning the plight of thyroid patients in this country, the following is my story: I'm in New Brunswick, and I was diagnosed with a thyroid autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's … Continue reading Gisele’s thyroid therapy journey