And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Unfortunately the gout comes with that honor

Time for an update. Bette went and saw our regular doctor on Monday (of which she was very apprehensive). He thought that the diet was an issue, but it was really her new thyroid medication that was triggering an allergic reaction. Fortunately she has enough of the old replacement (Thyrolar) to last until her other doctor comes back from vacation. Unfortunately it has become increasing difficult with every passing year to get enough Thyrolar to last. So her other doctor had recommended switching to Armor Thyroid (which is a natural product, made from pig thyroids).

Now a few days down the road we still notice the level of sugar in the food, but there is much less of a reaction. It also helps that she hasn't taken the Armor Thyroid since Sunday. She's feeling much better. So I think we have a winner.

Thanks for everybody's prayers and well wishes. It all helps.

Now it remains to be seen if we can find a good formulation of thyroid replacement (we've already been through Synthroid). Yes, we both need to lose the weight. If we're both on a restricted diet it helps.

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