Tired Thyroid: From Hyper to Hypo to Healing-Breaking the TSH Rule – Barbara S. Lougheed

Follow one woman’s journey as she seeks her optimal thyroid medication dose after radioactive iodine treatment for Graves’ disease left her hypothyroid. The medical dosing guidelines from doctors did not agree with the recommendations from fellow thyroid patients on the internet. To find the truth, she performed exhaustive research and concluded that there were misconceptions on both sides. She uses charts, graphs, analogies, and over 900 medical journal references to explain thyroid physiology in plain English. Do doctors and patients realize there are three different types of prescription thyroid medication, but that no one medication by itself replicates what a normal thyroid gland produces? Learn why patients still don’t feel well when doctors use only one lab test called TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) to determine their dose (The TSH Rule).