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Thyroid Awareness Month

Posted 9 years, 6 months ago (2 comments)

January is Thyroid Awareness Month!  The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) estimates that 30 million Americans are living with a thyroid disorder, with over half of these cases currently undiagnosed.  For more information and resources from AACE, please visit www.thyroidawareness.com.


  • Maggie Michelitch 9 years, 6 months ago

    Thank you! For years since I was a child my mom said there is something wrong with her thyroid Drs. said no her test is fine. I went on gaining weight the whole time thru my 40's . Often reading what I could about thyroid conditions. I was seeing a physician asst. she did two test T3 T4 and sure enough something wasn't quite right I felt better until I had my.hysterectomy and things went really out of whack . Long story short this past year after waiting 12 years I had Radiation on my thyroid and we are adjusting meds accordingly I just wish I had had the courage to challenge the status quo a little earlier. I am not fighting so much depression and generally I feel so much better. My mind is clearer. Thank you for getting the word out!

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  • Amanda Blackburn 9 years, 6 months ago

    Thank you so much for raising awareness for thyroid diseases. After many years of being misdiagnosed with everything from 'panic attacks' to 'PMS', a nurse practitioner noticed my shaking hands and tested my TSH levels. I was finally given the right diagnosis: Graves' disease. I had a resting heart rate of over 145 bpm, and was very, very sick. Shortly thereafter, I chose RAI therapy to ablate my thyroid and get my symptoms under control. Eleven years later, I take a thyroid replacement pill each morning, but it's a small price to pay to live free of Graves'. I hope your effort raises awareness for all those living with thyroid disease and helps them find treatment!

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