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Getting Over an Underactive Thyroid

At 16 years old, when the doctor said, “I can’t believe you’re not falling over right now,” I was immediately scared and angry. Why me? What’s going to happen now? 862 more words


No thyroid uptake....hmm

A 64 year-old man was referred for a thyroid scan. He had Graves’ disease diagnosed 5 years previously which had been treated with neomercazole. He had seen an endocrinologist who had repeated his thyroid function tests after ceasing treatment: TSH, <0.02 mIU/L (o.o5-4.o) and FT4, 29 pmol/L (10-20). 262 more words



Dr Holick, endocrinologist and mineral metabolism specialist from Boston University, gave us a rousing Grand Rounds about vitamin D deficiency. The recommendations for vitamin D supplementation, which Dr. 415 more words


Progress every day 

It feels like as good a time as any to put it out there. Things are pretty good these days. I still hold my breath every time she bends over or stares into space, but our little warrior defies the inevitable. 707 more words

Living With Epilepsy

PCSK9 Inhibitors - Just Around the Corner?

We know PCSK9 inhibitors can dramatically lower LDL cholesterol, but does it affect one’s actual health? Through extensive research, including at UT Southwestern, PCSK9 has become a potential target for lowering cholesterol with the hopes of reducing risk for stroke and heart attack. 146 more words

New And Interesting

And Lightning Strikes Twice....

For those of you who have been following my blog you will know that I have only recently been diagnosed with diabetes.  Now that was a literal bolt from the blue and it really rocked my world….you can read all about it in my post  1,327 more words