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Originally posted by Lulzaroonie
reply to post by Julie Washington
I've been following the threads, though not really actively participating in them since right now, financial situation, while stabilizing, doesn't have much leeway for extra purchases.
I don't really take any vitamins and I probably should, though I don't see much point if the absorption rate isn't as good as the liposomal stuff
Originally posted by michael1983l
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
What is Rx, I am very interested?
Originally posted by Bedlam
The reason I was asking about the weight - I have a buddy whose thyroid gland just quit, due to something called Hashimoto's Disease.
No symptoms really, you just kill your own thyroid, more or less totally. With your thyroid out of the picture, you start gaining weight, but you also lose interest in, well, pretty much everything. And you get this flat, monotone thing, and his IQ dropped like a bomb. Turned into this round faced thicko in about two months. Right after exercise, he was less thick. But when the exertion stopped, his metabolism shut back down, thicko.
Now he eats one pill a day, cheap as dirt, he's my old friend again. It might be just that simple.
edit to add: it's more prevalent in women in their late 20's early 30's...edit on 22-1-2013 by Bedlam because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Bedlam
reply to post by Lulzaroonie
There's a specific test for Hashimoto's...you can also develop an auto-immunity to your own thyroid binding protein, in which case you have to take an AWFUL amount of thyroid to compensate. You can have what seems a normal thyroid level and no way to get it into the cells.
Buddy takes several hundred mikes a day to saturate what binding proteins he has left, it would kill a normal human.
Originally posted by wjones837
Reply to post by Lulzaroonie
I hate to hear you're dealing with this, but I have seen, and and experienced this same thing, but and chronic emotional distress can cause the same thing.
Depression can sneak up on you, and if you don't have to feel that way, and so can stress. From your posts it appears as if you financial are really stretched, please believe that these things can cause a huge burden.
Bitterness, un forgiveness, and despair, over time can cause one to emotionally "shut off", just as you describe.
When you bear a pain to for so long, your body acclimated to it and you don't notice what the cause is. Could this be it? Now I'm no expert please take my words with a grain of salt, but from my few years experience in the ministry, I've met a lot of people who appear to behave in the same way, and I even in the past I have described myself in the exact same way, just numb.
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