She Told Everyone I Got Her Pregnant

Fibromyalgia ThyroidWell let me tell you, it was without a doubt, one of the most embarrassing moments of my life. But, it’s not what you think. But it is what everyone who heard Jan, thought. My wife and I were at church talking with our minister and a group of friends, when one of my former patients came bounding up and said “Your husband is the best. I’m so happy he got me pregnant.”

You could have heard a pin drop. My wife, immediately got a strange look on her face. And I, even though I knew I’d not done anything wrong, turned red in the face.

Jan realizing she had dropped a bomb, and quickly explained why she was so happy.

She went on to say that a few years ago she had worked with in my fibromyalgia get healthy program. At that time she had been suffering with fibromyalgia for years. She was rundown, in chronic pain, and trying to make it through each day. Fortunately she had a very supportive husband who understood her situation. They had only been married a few years when Jan had gotten so sick. Both had wanted to start a family, but Jan couldn’t get pregnant. She was too sick to get pregnant.

She had been to numerous doctors before consulting me. After doing thorough blood and functional medicine tests on Jan I found she had a low thyroid function. Low thyroid is a common cause of infertility. She had been tested for low thyroid numerous times by numerous doctors, yet they all told her thyroid was normal. It wasn’t.

I found that Jan had elevated thyroid antibodies, a sign of the beginning of an autoimmune disease known as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Conventional, routine thyroid blood testing won’t reveal this condition until the patient’s thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is elevated. But it may take years before someone’s TSH is elevated. They can have all the symptoms of low thyroid and Hashimoto’s, fatigue, anxiety, depression, weight gain, hair loss, cold hands, cold feet, tingling pains in their arms and legs, high cholesterol, PMS, and of course infertility, for five, ten or more years before a routine thyroid blood tests will ever be positive.

Once I found Jan was suffering with the beginning of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, I was able to get her on the right protocols to fix her poorly functioning thyroid. Of course finding and fixing her low thyroid was only part of her problem. Special testing also showed she had adrenal fatigue, food allergies, and other conditions that were contributing or causing her symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.

Jan did great in my Fibromyalgia Get Healthy Program. Within a couple of months of starting my program she was sleeping through the night, enjoying a drastic increase in her energy, and reduction in her over all pain. She was able to slowly wean off 7 different medications.

And one month after going through my program she and her husband were ecstatic to learn she was pregnant. Her husband even sent me an email thanking me for helping to get Jan well enough so she could get pregnant.

Fibromyalgia and Your Thyroid

I go into detail about finding and fixing low thyroid conditions in my Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome book

Low thyroid is common in fibromyalgia patients and symptoms include low energy, brain fog, anxiety, depression, tingling in your hands or feet, cold hands and feet, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, headaches, hair loss, constipation, weight gain, or low sex drive? These are just some of the many symptoms associated with low thyroid, a condition often missed by conventional medical lab tests.

I routinely have new fibro and CFS/ME patients who present with all the symptoms of hypothyroid. The symptoms are, after all, very similar to those of fibromyalgia and CFS/ME. And in fact, up to 63 percent of patients with fibromyalgia and/or CFS/ME have been shown to have hypothyroid. I estimate the same for as many as 70 percent of my patients.

A thorough thyroid blood test should include not only thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and Thyroxine (T4), commonly checked in conventional blood tests, but should also include free and total T4, free and total triiodothyroxine (T3), reverse T3 (RT3), thyroid antibodies, and T3 uptake. If these tests aren’t being done patients run the risk of suffering with the symptoms of low thyroid for years. Worse, patients are often placed on all sorts of life robbing drugs to treat the symptoms of low thyroid, fatigue, high cholesterol, mood disorders, instead of the cause-a low thyroid. Missing the opportunity to accurately diagnose and treat low thyroid is a one of many ways fibromyalgia patients falls through the cracks, with the sick getting sicker year after year.

I go into detail about finding and fixing low thyroid conditions in my Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome book


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  1. Patricia Ledbetter
    Patricia Ledbetter says:

    I really wish I could come back and be treated by you, i really feel bad in alot of pain again. When I was your patient I felt good. I need your help again..thank you Patricia Ledbetter


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