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Thyroid Support Ireland

News, information and support for people with Thyroid conditions who live in Ireland

Shan Patricia Kelly

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Joined Mar 15 2010
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Dublin, Ireland
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The Windy Arbour Playground Campaign
Windy Arbour Village Association
TED Ireland
Thyroid Support Ireland
Freedom from Fluoride
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Reply Shan Patricia Kelly
6:23 AM on April 23, 2014 
April 2014 now and I'm feeling good. My eye surgery last year was declared a success my the opthamologists who are treating me at Dublin's eye and ear hospita. I got some new glasses and I am trying out a few new kinds of eye gels and drops. Which ones work for you? MY eye disease still means my aches ache a lot, even though my hormone levels have been in the normal range for a few years now.
Reply Michelle
4:09 PM on April 1, 2014 
I will have operation in eye and ear hospital in Dublin. My thyroid levels are all over the place so it won't be happening anytime soon. I am now on 200mg of eltroxin as I had aches in all my joints, I still have no energy, is anyone here taking an alternative to eltroxin?
Reply dublin
8:05 AM on March 8, 2014 
I have been trying to reduce my med s(neomercazole) and now I am down to 2 a day but I now face a big decision i would like to know if anyone has been overactive and got the radioactive iodine treatment and is now better !!! :)
Reply Trish fox
6:20 AM on February 14, 2014 
Hi. Thank you for your advice on the honey and Chamomile...... Believe me I am trying everything!!!! I find Liquorice helps the inflammation and pain. In Chinese medicine Liguorice tea and sweets are very good for the Thyroid.
I hope to make it to your meeting in Dublin in March,
Thanks again, Trish.
Reply Annalin
6:13 AM on January 26, 2014 
Concerns for all on appropriate treatment, am writing letter to Endocrinologist Association about T3 availability and assessment for medical card holders. Can't see any availability of T3 in your stats, for medical card patients.
Reply Indis
2:14 PM on September 7, 2013 
Hiya, and thanks for the comment. Yes, they removed half of the thyroid. That was just to remove the suspicious nodule. Since last year i am trying to find a specialist who understands that there are "normal" readings that are still not MY normal readings. The last endo I saw did not want to give me thyroid hormones because he considered my TSH of 4.64 and my T4 of 14 normal, despite the really severe symptoms of under active thyroid I am suffering from, especially drastic weight gain, and didn't want to tamper with it. Yet he wanted to give me a medication to lower my blood sugar, as some people have lost weight on this. But: my blood sugar is in the lower third of the normal range, perfectly normal and healthy, yet he was wiling to tamper with that!!!! How stupid is that? It is so frustrating. Thankfully my GP, bless her soul, has started me on Eltroxin, but only 25 mcg every second day...sigh...
Reply Teddy
3:05 PM on June 22, 2013 
Thanks for the comment. I have tried increasing the eltroxin but I was told it was too much and it was reduced. In all other ways she has been a great GP except that she gets a bit irritated if one says one has read something on the internet. I don't really want to change GPs though.
At the moment I am taking Kelp, magnesium, selenium. I feel a bit better on this and my hair seems to have stopped falling out.
Do you find that it is impossible to buy iodised salt in Ireland? I am surprised as there are sites saying the Irish population does not have enough iodine in their diet.
Reply SeŠn ” B
9:39 AM on May 13, 2013 
Hiya - I don't drink tap-water. Only bottled, even for cooking veg + cups of tea :) But yes - I don't think our water source should contain fluoride.
Reply Shan Patricia Kelly
2:00 PM on February 13, 2013 
I have heard lots of talk onlne about compounding pharmacies too, so now know they wanted to get sustained release T3 from them. I think the UK pharmacy used by Thyroid uk is a compounding pharmacy
Reply SnowyRobin
11:49 AM on February 13, 2013 
Thanks for the feedback. I tried T3 liothyronine with my doctor but I had a negative side effect which resulted in a worsening of headaches and new carpal tunnel symptoms. I had to stop taking it but had heard in in the U.S. it is possible to get a compounding pharmacy to make up sustained release cytomel/liothyronine and hence wondered if anyone here had tried it. Many Thanks again for your reply.
Reply mary o sullivan
6:58 AM on January 13, 2013 
Yes I write all about my eye operations
as soon as I memorize it as it was nearly 20 years ago Wish I had this website then....
Reply PurrJones
5:26 AM on January 13, 2013 
And a happy 2013 to you, Shan!
Yes, indeed...If anyone wants to know the how's and why's I went natural, there'll be a little article coming shortly.
If they're too curious to wait, p.m me and I'll be there for a little chat.
Reply Georgina
5:57 PM on November 15, 2012 
Can anyone tell me what treatment they had for their TED and how effective it was???
Reply Sandra
2:24 PM on November 15, 2012 
I was struck on the back of head/ neck by alarg tile falling off awall 4ft approx. Websites and The Thyroid Diet book list this as a possible cause of Hypothyroidism. Where can I get written proof of this link?
Reply Sandra
2:17 PM on November 15, 2012 
Seemly alot of people who have been on medication for years...not just for thyroid...have been given new prescriptions stating it is the same medication but is under anew brand or meant to be the same medication from a different manufacture find the medication now doesnt agree with them.I recently was given medication with 'IBRUFEN' written in brackets but it doesnt agree with me now under the different brand.
Reply green therapy
2:12 PM on November 15, 2012 
hi to everyone
Reply mary o sullivan
10:23 AM on September 12, 2012 
HI. Dont worry about the eye surgery its quite easy really just takes a day or two to get over it.... you will be delighted with the results...Good luck
Reply martina
7:36 AM on July 28, 2012 
hi yes i am still getting treatment in august, i have to meet with the consultant in st lukes on 1st august, and second week i am up for treatment aimnig to kill it off, really not looking forward to it, my daughter is going away for a week that week, their is alot into it that i didnt realize hopefully it will be worth it,
Reply David
4:45 AM on July 10, 2012 
Thanks for that. Heard of others importing meds - may look into this.
Glad to hear your of your balanced state!
Reply Mia
11:32 PM on June 6, 2012 
I am very interested in your story of changing diet and starting supplements. I have been doing a lot of research in the same area of the past few weeks. I am vegetable juicing twice a day and have cut our gluten, alcohol, caffeine and sugar. I am currently living near a farm so I also drink raw milk... straight from the cow and free range eggs from grass fed hens. I am only in my first few weeks and I hope it makes the difference.

I am taking cod liver oil and enchinea but If you had any advice on supplements I would be very grateful.