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  1. I do, but it is totally suppressed. The key lab result for me was the reverse T3, which showed I wasn’t converting T4 to T3. It came in line when I switched meds.
  2. Since you are on Synthroid I will add what worked for me. I had been on Synthroid for 3 decades and was feeling like crap, so I found a doctor that was good with natural desiccated thyroid and Cytomel, a T3 only med. Changing from 150mcg Synthroid to 90mg Armour plus 20mcg Cytomel reduced my LDL from 200 to 125 with no diet changes. Also dropped 25 pounds.
  3. I think the reverse T3 is telling you that you are not converting T4 to T3 well. Have you had it checked in the past? Since Selenium is needed to convert, I am wondering why you reduced your dose? I can tell when my reverse T3 is high because even if my free numbers look decent I feel like crap. I need Cytomel (T3 only) as well as Armour to feel half way decent. On Synthroid only, my rT3 was 40 something. Switching to Armour brought it down to 20s, then adding Cytomel brought it down to mid teens.
  4. Dd has used a different name for the past 5 years or so. The only reason she hasn’t made the change legal is because she can’t afford the $ fees. It doesn’t bother me at all.
  5. Lawana


    December. Why does it have to be December!?!
  6. I would suggest something like Flor carpet tiles to cover all the travertine, including the kitchen. I have lived with it over hardwood and cement with small children and over laminate with pets. The edges do not need any kind of treatment and never curl up. Easy to vacuum and spot clean. Individual tiles can be replaced if stained beyond hope. No tripping hazard. They are not cheap, but are easy enough to self install so no labor cost. Would also help deaden sound.
  7. My sibling had an appendectomy without general anesthesia. It took a lot of explaining, but they, in the end, found practitioners willing to do the necessary work to make it happen.
  8. I am in camp dead turkey meat 😆 after spending the past 3 days on my feet. One very funny food mishap: making gravy from turkey stock from previously cooked turkey, retrieved the jar of pan drippings from refrigerator. Except instead of the pan drippings I dumped in the cup of leftover pecan pie filling: the corn syrup, sugar, eggs, butter part without pecans. 😮 The grossest tasting combo ever. Fortunately I had enough stock and the actual pan drippings to start over.
  9. Turkey, spatchcocked, dry brined and grilled Ham Cornbread dressing Fresh sage bread dressing Sweet potato casserole Mashed potatoes Gravy Macaroni and cheese Broccoli rice casserole Green bean casserole Asparagus vinaigrette Yeast Rolls Pumpkin pie Apple pie Pecan pie And I guess a salad for me, since I am eating vegan for a few more weeks
  10. Sorry for the hijack: do you use a food processor for the dough?
  11. Not my experience at all. I heard the terms “duvet” and “duvet cover” in the 70s. My experience with comforters include fluffy, lighter weight, fashion fabric-covered ones and white, poly-filled ones intended to be used with a cover, as well as white down-filled ones. I had to give up my Company Store down comforter when moving from Chicago to the South lol.
  12. If you already have curtains, you can add a thermal liner. I have these
  13. Rub liquid laundry detergent directly on the stain. Work it into the fabric, then wash.
  14. Ds cleared up his face by taking Zinc, which I learned was a thing here on WTM. Zinc Picolinate 50mg (the Now brand I have is labeled vegan). Zinc is found predominantly in animal sources, and some say plant sources are not readily absorbed. So she might be deficient?
  15. For baked Mac and cheese I do bechamel with Velveeta and extra sharp cheddar. I undercook the pasta and reserve about 1 1/2 c (per pound of pasta) of pasta water to add to the sauce. Really runny going in, but creamy coming out.
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