Yikes! I just read that a low TSH means a longer life-and feeling better as you go.
Since my pituitary gland remains on a perpetual strike, it doesn't do the TSH thing. My TSH, then, is almost invisible.
So I plan to live really long and prosper.
But don't count on joining me if you put yourself at the mercy of an endocrinologist.
The Grand High Poobahs of Endocrinology have decreed that TSH levels should be maintained at high levels except in the case of thyroid cancer. Which has nothing to do with anything, TSH-wise, but there you are.
So their ideal of a high TSH means you're hypothyroid forever-brain dead, hairless, cold and with no energy. Are we having fun yet, kids? Don't you just love doing your beached whale impression day after day while life passes you by?
So maybe it's a blessing that their plan bumps you off early.
And if an endocrinologist one day realizes he has a heart and wants to do the right thing, the rest of that miserable bunch will rat him out and drive him from the practice of medicine.
And what they're doing to diabetics could break a heart of stone.
"First do no harm" now translates to "Don't do any good, or we're gonna git you."
I can make light because I used to feel bad every day, all day, but now I don't. Join me.
God is good,
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P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She's a patient who's been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, "Moving to Health" about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don't, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.