The Butterfly Effect

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped organ that releases hormones that control metabolism in your body.  Just like a butterfly’s unique wings, every person’s thyroid is a little different.  Each thyroid flutters about, releasing the sweet nectar of hormones to help the body function.

However, if the thyroid butterfly flutters too quickly or too slowly… The body wilts.
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Tricky Thyroid

Doctor: How are you feeling today?


  1. Exhausted

  2. Anxious

  3. Exhausted

  4. Bloated

  5. Did I mention EXHAUSTED?

Doctor:  Well, your TSH levels are normal, so it is probably just stress.  Do you have any stress in your life?

Me:  Hmm. I am infertile.  I am trying to adopt.  I teach second graders.  I have bills to pay.  I am an adult.  I am human.. Nope, no stress here.  NOT.  ONE.  BIT.

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