Welcome to the Thyroid Disorders Community!
If you or a loved one has experienced thyroid concerns of any kind that has affected your life, you've found the right place.
If you just found out you have a nodule and need a biopsy (FNA), here is a great FAQ Article which will answer many of your ?'s
You'll find we are a very supportive and caring group of people who, are just like you, and understand how your thyroid can affect every aspect your life. We understand you may be shy to make that first post ..it's ok we all were there once, too! But keep in mind that no question is to big or small, we are eager to help.
* 8/5/10: All treatment options may be discussed on our community, keeping in mind that Complementary Medicine is a "sister" community where you an also talk about thyroid treatment.
Please feel free to look around the forum and get to know the options you have on your personal profile.
There is an option to view the 'community archives' located next to the green 'post a question' button. In it you will find the forum’s past questions and posts regarding thyroid disorders and some of the possible treatments you may have had or would like to learn more about. If you have suffered from thyroid issues, check out the 'health pages' option in the upper right corner of the forum. You will find some great, resourceful information on symptoms and the different options available to treat your pain as well as research, testimonials, and guides to reading your lab work!
You have many options on your personal profile. You can change your My MedHelp theme, add a 'Baby Page', 'add' friends, send 'private messages' and post 'notes' to the other members of MedHelp, as well as add Trackers.
Please make sure you look at our Thyroid Tracker! It's a wonderful way to track your symptoms & medicines, all at a glance with graphic charts and area for journals! Using the Thyroid Tracker gives you the ability to e-mail it to your doctor as a point-of-reference before or during your appointment so he/she can see the direct correlation between symptoms and medicine and/or dosing, change of meds, etc. Take a look at it -- I guarantee you, you will start using it!
You'll also find you have a 'Journal' on your profile. You can write anything you like in your journal and chose to make it public for any other MedHelp member to see, allow only your friends to view it or keep it private for only you. You may also want to fill out a little bit of information about yourself on your personal profile so we can all get to know more about you as you post and comment in the community.
We're so glad you have found us here and really look forward to getting to know you better, as we learn how your condition has affected you and your quality of life.
We want to make sure this community stays as helpful and supportive as can be. So, If you ever have any ideas or comments on how this forum can offer even more help and support, or have any concerns or issues, please feel free to private message your Community Leaders, Stella5349, Laura1967 or ChitChatNine.