Wednesday, November 10, 2004
... Supplementing the body's own thyroid hormone during a critical phase of multiple sclerosis may help repair the damage caused by the disease, according to new research …
(click on blue headline above for full story)
Patti does not have the type of MS, 'relapse remitting' tested in this study and she is past the 'critical phase'
What is however interesting is that Patti prior to MS was diagnosed with Graves' Disease. She had her thyroid gland surgically removed and has lived on synthroid (synthetic thyroid hormone) ever since.
Years ago, Patti ‘discovered’ that tinkering with synthroid (at great risk to herself and unknown to me) to deal with MS that she could feel ‘better’. Patti’s own ‘Dr. Jekyll” self experiment fortunately ended without catastrophic results but MS can drive people to desperation. It also began a new age of home caregiving when doctors written orders prohibited Patti from access to administer her own medications.
There are so many mysteries involved in MS. Now the role of the thyroid hormone certainly strikes home with us.