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Re: [IP] Re: Thyroid



The result of the lawsuit was everyone who was signed on to the class
action..got $19.-James
----- Original Message -----
From: "J Hughey" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2000 9:53 AM
Subject: [IP] Re: Thyroid


> > Lauren started showing a small goiter on
> > her Thyroid about two years ago. In the past nine months it has grown
> > considerably -- you can actually see it sticking out on her neck. Six
months
> > ago her TSH was 2.8. Two weeks ago it was 4.9 but the endo (whom I
respect
> > immensely) said it's still fine and within range. She has not been
feeling
> > her beast and her #'s have been kind of crazy. Could she be hypothyroid
now?
> > He said she would stop growing and her hair would stop growing when she
> > truly was. I'm curious: should I push him to look closer at this?
> > Moira, Mom of Lauren, 9, who will be pumping in Jan
>
> Moira,
> She is young, but DM is supposed to hit *old* people, too. In '78 (and
before)
> my neck was so large I couldn't button a size 16 blouse. I was choking in
the
> middle of the night - sitting bolt upright in my sleep to get air. When I
had
> my 2nd baby in '62 they began *watching* my thyroid. I insisted on a test
in
> '78. The GP I had then, said I was within range. I couldn't go on like
that
> for fear I was going to die in the middle of the night from choking. At my
GYN
> app't I mentioned it to him. He said it wouldn't hurt to put me on
Synthroid -
> but ask GP again. If he wouldn't, GYN said he would. So I said that to GP
and
> I was put on Synthroid (Levothyroxin is the generic). Within a short time
I
> had no problems buttoning the neck of a size 14 (very small size for any
men
> who don't know women's sizes) within a short time.  DMers have weird
bodies,
> and if she requires this hormone supplement, get it for her from someone
who
> can Rx it.  Dr. Spot says the tests are wrong - the patient is right!
>
> I've heard others say, "When you start taking that, you have to take it
the
> rest of your life!" Well, I have to take insulin the rest of my life too.
If
> you need it, you need it. (~_^)
>
> BTW, has anyone heard anything about the Synthroid lawsuit (or whatever
that
> was) outcome - about overpricing or something?
>
> Jan (61 y/o, T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) & Bluda Sue (MM507C 3/99)
> http://maxpages.com/bludasue
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