"Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease."

~ American College of Endocrinology

See Bookstore for Thyroid Health Manual

GYLB 3D cover  binder laying open

THYROID DISEASE IS KILLING US

More than 30,000,000 people in the US and 200 million worldwide have a Thyroid Disorder Most affected are women. Some estimates are over 50 million in US and over 200 million worldwide, and growing.

Estimates vary widely as most patients are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because doctors don't know what they are looking for.

Thyroid disease is also an autoimmune disease. This means that over 27 million people have one or more of the over 105 known autoimmune diseases.

Are you one?

Get My Blog Posts Immediately In Your Inbox!

Get my blog posts as soon as I click "publish" by subscribing to POSTS at the right top of this blog!

Thyroid Symptoms or Menopause? You Need To Know The Difference

tired - woman with glasses

Did you know, that out of the estimated 59 million* people in the U.S. who have a thyroid problem, the incident of mild hypothyroidism is estimated at 30% in women?

THYROID SYMPTOMS OR MENOPAUSE?

Many women, later in life, easily confuse the symptoms of thyroid malfunction with those of menopause. The problem created by this confusion and lack of knowledge about thyroid symptoms is that these women go years without a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

WHEN AND HOW TO GET TESTED

In order to stay smart and on top of your real health issues and to monitor your thyroid health, testing after the age of 35 is recommended.

DOCTOR

Visit your primary care physician regarding testing and treatment options if you are experiencing any symptoms of thyroid over or under activity. If, however, they send you home with a “lame” diagnosis,  like “You’re fine, must exercise more”, but you’re experiencing a cascade of symptoms that are depleting your health and life, you MUST find a thyroid-trained practitioner at once. The truth is that your doctor will never be able to help you and you’ll pay the price.

Go to my PRACTITIONERS tab above, or click here and find one in your area for a second opinion.

*59 million is an estimate. It is hard to know exactly how many are suffering from thyroid conditions because regular doctors, endocrinologists, etc. mis-diagnose and under-diagnose patients every day. And so, the need to find a thyroid-trained practitioner.

10 comments to Thyroid Symptoms or Menopause? You Need To Know The Difference

  • M

    I was 35 when my symptoms of hyper-hypothyroid started to get out of control. I went to so many doctors I can’t count them….I started with psychologists (low grade depression), GI (irritable bowel), GYN (changing periods), ortho (pain in joints especially hands and fingers) …by this time my emotions were on a rollercoaster ride….crying and laughing ….GYN gave me progesterone for missed periods…he told me I was going through menopause….my friends and family thought I was going nuts….but no sympathy was given to me cause at times I was a raging or crying….and finally my joints were so painful and swollen I went to a Rheumotologist….the blood test results showed a TSH – 94. I had myxedema. The the real pain started in my joints – thyroid hormone replacement can cause pain in the tissues as it is replaced. I blame the GYN. My older sister was diagnosed after her breast cancer treatments..her TSH was 190. This all hppened about 20 years ago. Thank you Kim for this website and your work in educating us about thyroid disease. The list of symptoms reassured me that I am not the only one feeling these things. I have been told..”you have too much time on your hands – you’re too sensitive”. I am following your diet suggestions in hopes of loosing weight and decreasing the inflammatory process.

    • kim

      Hi M,
      I’m so sorry for all of your pain and years of symptoms. Yes, it can really destroy our lives.

      You’re very welcome, and yes, keep on the thyroid reset diet to not only lose weight (yea!) but to rebuild your body while decreasing inflammation and so many other related problems.

      My best,

      Kim

  • Valerie Fife

    Hi Kim

    Thanks for your you-tube presentation. I had a Thryoflex test done two years ago and the result was I was hypothyroid – extremely in the red area. I’d also started menopause and I was very sick with digestive problems and lost weight. I’m slowly getting back on my feet and have put some wight back on.

    However my GP said my thyroid was normal after blood tests. If I tested positive with Thyroflex as Hypothyroid, shouldn’t I be overwight and not underweight? I’m still not 100% and I am unable to function fully like I used to, ie housework, garden, hobbies and paperwork in our small business. I suffer with bowel cramps and bloating – it’s like everything about me has slowed down and everyone around me oozes stamina! Doctors can’t find anything wrong with me.

    Should I accept the Thyroflex test that I have an underactive thyroid? Thanks.

    Valerie Fife

    • kim

      Hi Valerie,

      Clearly, your thyroid tests reading “normal” and your multiple symptoms don’t match. Thyroid problems do affect the bowel and digestive tract, as well as everything else.

      I highly suggest the following:

      1. DOCTOR
      You’ll need to find a “thyroid trained” practitioner. Any “regular” doctor/GP won’t have been trained or understand the depths of this condition, what tests to run or how to read them – as you’re very aware of by now.

      You can take the lab tests you have now and get them to a practitioner who can help you immediately by reading them differently and correctly. Find a new one close to you at my site page: http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/

      If you can’t find one close to you, use one of those on the list by phone #. You can email or fax your test results to them and/or they can tell you which tests to have done and get the results back to them. Many will work with you by phone/Skype.

      2. DIET
      Diet is the BIG solution that you can start right now no matter if your weight is up or down.

      You’ll need to change your diet and take the necessary supplements (from your thyroid trained practitioner) to help your symptoms reverse.

      You can get started on this right away by yourself. The Thyroid Healing Diet is in my Get Your Life Back! Manual plus the Checklists that will help you help your doctor help you better.
      Order here: http://thyroidu.com/bookstoreresources/my-thyroid-health-plan-manual/

      Or, my 6 Module Audio Home Study Course which has even more information and includes the Get Your Life Back! Manual and Checklists.
      http://thyroidu.com/get-your-life-back-reset-your-thyroid-health-home-study-course/

      My thoughts are with you for the right practitioner and return of your health,

      Kim

  • dr kim,doctor say i hav a thyroid sickness,i cannot stand infront of the guy i got nervous n somtime i cant look the people n i cant open eye properly.my body temperature always hot ,i cant stay without air condition.i becom fat aswel.the main prblm is i cant face with the man pls advise me

    • kim

      Hi Beaunah,

      I’m so sorry for your health problems. Thyroid programs can really mess with your brain function and create panic attacks as well. I highly suggest the following immediately to stop the symptoms from stealing our life.

      1. DOCTOR
      You need to find a “thyroid trained” practitioner. Any “regular” doctor/GP or even specialist won’t have been trained or understand the depths of this condition, what tests to run, how to read them and the supplements you need to rebuild your body and brain health.

      You can take any lab tests you have now and get them to a practitioner who can help you immediately by reading them differently and correctly. Find a new one close to you at my site page: http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/

      If you can’t find one close to you, use one of those on the list by phone #. You can email or fax your test results to them and/or they can tell you which tests to have done and get the results back to them. Many will work with you by phone/Skype.

      2. DIET
      Diet is the BIG solution that you can start right now to loss weight.

      You’ll need to change your diet and take the necessary supplements (from your thyroid trained practitioner) to help your symptoms reverse.

      You can get started on this right away by yourself. The Thyroid Healing Diet is in my Get Your Life Back! Manual plus the Checklists that will help you help your doctor help you better.
      Order here: http://thyroidu.com/bookstoreresources/my-thyroid-health-plan-manual/

      Or, my 6 Module Audio Home Study Course which has even more information and includes the Get Your Life Back! Manual and Checklists.
      http://thyroidu.com/get-your-life-back-reset-your-thyroid-health-home-study-course/

      My thoughts are with you for a speedy return of your health,

      Kim

  • Allison

    I am 43. The past year I have had symptoms such as anxiety, muscle pain, constipation, irritability and a “visual” perception of not feeling like I am all “clicked in.” All tests come back “normal.” At my last physical a few months ago my doctor wanted to do a T4, T3 and Free Thyroxine Index test b/c my heartrate was above normal. The Free Thyroxine test came back just over normal so she had it retested and it fell back into normal range. I seem to be more at risk for hyperthyroidism based on test numbers – which surprises me b/c I am overweight and I am not losing any weight and I have constipation rather than diarrhea. I’ve been told my physical symptoms are “stress related” – and/or perimenopause. Should I have my thryoid tested again? And if it still comes back normal what things can I do to help balance my system? Thanks.

    • Allison

      also meant to ask whether it makes a difference re: Thyroid test if you fast or not fast…and if you should fast before a Thyroid test.

    • kim

      Hi Allison,
      I’m so sorry for your health struggles. You problem is your doctors. They have no idea how to help you. This, unfortunately is normal.

      Do this:
      You need to find a thyroid trained practitioner in your area. You can go to my PRACTITIONERS tab on this site http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/ and find one close to you on the lists.

      If you can’t find one close, contact #1 on the list, Dr. Jared Allomong, who is my practitioner. He can work w/ you by phone/email easily.
      He can start w/ your current lab tests to read them correctly for your condition and move directly into your thyroid and other health needs.

      And, if you do have a thyroid condition, you’ll need to follow a Thyroid Health Reset Diet. The diet is in my manual, see more here: http://thyroidu.com/bookstoreresources/my-thyroid-health-plan-manual/

      My good thoughts for your best health are with you,

      Kim

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>