Hi All - I've been looking through some of the much older posts this morning - there is always something new to learn from experiences of those who've gone before us - age before beauty and with age comes wisdom, we hope so
1. how relevant is maintaining temperature to Thyroid treatment , given that even having a cold or infection can make the temperature fluctuate, and may have nothing to with the thyroid.
2. Given even older, as well as current, statistics say more females (young/old?) have thyroid problems than males, don't you think it would be good if all children had a TFT - thing is though, what age would be a good age to do a check? I don't know! Perhaps school starting age?
musing now........... - given my own known history with a neck '?Gland' op as a baby, either the diseas or the op the could have interfered with my Adrenal axis.
I'm assuming that could have been why at various baby/childhood stages, old photos show I was always inclined to be chubby and a little overweight. There is of course also the genetic factor for thyroid and other health issues/problems!
From 5-12 I was mostly at boarding schools/convents, so didn't have the opportunity to overeat or pig out on snacks, sweets, biscuits etc. We had a strict mealtime regime in those days in the 1950's.
My weight increases started in 3 stages, possibly earlier - 1 late puberty - 2 - after having 2 babies in 2 years in my early 20's and 3 when I started the menopause in my mid 40's All 3 also involved hormones whether for males or females - Oestrogen/testosterone - oestrogen mentioned on this community before by 'a doctor'. It all bears thinking about.
We ladies have our menopause - some men have a mid-life crisis, as its termed!
In between those times, especially the latter, I tried and failed with several diets - because their successes were always short lived! As we know and learn from others , managing our thyroid conditions starts off very often in a trial and error way - till we all find our own optimal doses for managing our Thyroids'.
An extremely complex health subject, that certainly could do with more research by the medical profession!