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    netadm2001 asked a questionThyroid Cancer

    Extreme fatigue ad exhaustion even when labs are close to normal

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      geekling

      Oats have something special in them, BoiseB; tons of minerals along with folate.

      http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5708/2

      When I was all raw, I'd buy whole oats and powder them in a coffee grinder. Then add hot water, raisins, nuts and such and call it breakfast. Cream of Oatmeal, lol. I did that with buckwheat and Kamut too.

      Almonds have vitamin e & folate & choline

      http://www.brainpower.org/research/choline.html

      Your favored diets has lots of vitamin a and magnesium. Excellent choices. :)

      The almond pulp can be eaten as is, made into a cheeze or dried completely to be used as flour. there are also wonderful variations for nut milks. Walnuts, sunflower seed, sesame seed, yadda yadda also make wonderful milks and each have particular nutrients to impart. Oddly, the milks which a person likes best are, usually, the ones needed most.

      I've been growing a plant called "moringa" which is extraordinarily high in c and calcium, and is good for lungs, liver, and so forth. Even FOX New likes it, hahaha

      http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/11/12/healing-powers-moringa/

      Anyway, it saves me a ton of cash at the grocers, grants energy, and can be eaten fresh as a veggie green or powdered in a smoothie. It is horridly amazing that in our supposedly wealthy, free, and modern society a majority of citizens are in short supply of some essential nutrient and, most likely, also dehydrated.

      Best wishes

      over 4 years ago
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      BoiseB

      To me it only makes sense that if we lack energy we should look to nutrition to get it back. Food is what our body burns. Eating that food raw is probably the best way. But when cancer takes away part of the digestive system we have to cook the food of course that lowers the effectiveness of the food so we have to look to foods that are higher in nutrients. Then there is the need to make taste good.
      I have wanted to try all those other nut milks but they are so expensive.
      Bottom line is we get energy from food. When we are exhausted we need more and better food. .

      over 4 years ago
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      cam32505

      You had thyroid cancer. It takes 6-8 weeks for the thyroid medicine to kick in and show up in blood work. Then, if the dose isn't right, the doctor will adjust, and then another 6-8 week wait for results. It took me 2 years to get my dosage right.

      over 4 years ago
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    Loss (My mind/Sense of Humor): Depression worse. I don't know if this is how the rest of my life will be and I can't handle it. If I stay out much long I will have to leave my job and try to live like this.... not much of a life.

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    Loss (Job): a year later and my energy level is still the same with only 2-3 hours a day of energy. I had to go on short term disability and I am still on it now. Since this has all happened the depression has got worse and I am not sure what is going to happen if I stay like this. I am working with the Univ of Penn now to try to resolve this but it is slow and the want to blame everything on the depression. I keep telling them it only started after they took my thyroid out but it is an up hill battle getting them to look into things further. I have have been dealing with chronic pain for years and I know what depression is like and this is not it.

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    Side Effects (Confusion)

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    Side Effects (Shortness of breath)