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Old Wed, Aug-20-03, 17:15
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Jeanne Sch Jeanne Sch is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 206/183/145 Female 5' 11"
Progress: 38%
Location: Northern Arizona

Hi Lissame:
I have a couple of suggestions for you.

If you can swing a doc's appointment (don't be shy about calling around and finding a good price) and then try to dicker on the fees at the blood lab too - you would be SURPRISED how they are often willing to help.


Find out if you can be covered through the county health department for those who don't make a lot of money. I know the counties usually have testing for those that qualify for diabetes, so they may have it for things such as thyroid disfunction as well.

Ok- with all that said, after you get tested, you can get your drugs, prescription free from Mexico...right on the web.

Ask the doc to give you an idea of what volume you need for say:
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Old Fri, Sep-19-03, 23:13
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delia delia is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 98/90.5/65 Female 64
Progress: 23%
Location: Sunshine Coast Australia

I was diagnosed with it when I was 9 years of age and I have struggled with my weight most of my life. I am now 54.
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Old Mon, Sep-22-03, 20:02
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 280/235/160 Female 5'8"
Progress: 38%
Location: Kansas

I really appreciate all the wonderful information posted here!!

I'm happy as cream to say it's been 3 months now and I'm wonderfully lowcarbing - successfully!!

Still no medications, however I noticed a terrific improvement with the addition of B-complex and Fish oil supplements, as advised to help control hypothyroidism. I feel absolutely wonderful!

Again, thank you all for your input!!
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Old Wed, Oct-02-13, 11:39
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 182/182/165 Female 57.50 inches
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I am very newly diagnosed and this seems so much bigger than me right now. Any words of advice on going lo carb? I have done atkins back in 97 and lost a considerable amount. I lost my youngest in 2010 and haven't had any weight issues esp bc of stress. I knew something was up bc I have gained 12 lbs quickly and I am not eating enough to gain. Usually you know if you are having too many sweets, etc.
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Old Wed, Oct-02-13, 12:06
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Nancy LC Nancy LC is offline
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Plan: Paleo 99.5%
Stats: 210/170/160 Female 67.5"
Progress: 80%
Location: San Diego, CA

Sorry about your loss.

LC is fine for hypothyroid, although losing weight with any diet is much more difficult for most hypo people, however not doing anything usually leads to weight gain.

Some people do better keeping their carbs to around 50 total. I would suggest if you do, make it on-grain carbs like fruit, sweet potatoes, etc. Eating grains can make autoimmune conditions worse.

The wonderful book "Wheat Belly" discusses grains and hypothyroid. I strongly recommend it.
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