Sunday, March 21, 2010

Welcome to Ultrahypo!

Welcome to the new home for Ultrahypo!, a blog to support endurance athletes with thyroid disease. Ultrahypos is an informal support group, a spin-off from an ultrarunning discussion group back in 2004. There are only a couple of dozen members but we all have been able to support each other in getting treatment and wading through the difficulties of getting treated for thyroid problems while trying to participate or compete in an endurance sport.

You can read my thyroid story here.

Please check out the links and posts as they are added. I expect the blog to be fully functional as of April 2010.

If you are interested in joining this low-key, informal group, please write to me at ultrahypo at gmail dot com with Ultrahypo in the subject line, and I will write back with further instructions. Each group member's identity and information is confidential and I only share information if I have permission from all parties interested in contacting each other.

I hope this blog is as informative and helpful as you expect it to be. Thank you for visiting, please introduce yourself either by posting a comment or e-mailing me.



  1. Great site! Glad I found it. I am a competitive cyclist that was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

    Needless to say I am not all that enthused about taking meds so I have been researching everything I can.

    Hope to see others and more info posted here soon. :)

  2. awesome site! I am a marathoner/ultra runner who is trying to get my doc to stop looking at the numbers and start listening to me...what a process.

  3. If you have a choice of doctors, I know it's a pain but it is worth getting a second, or third opinion...often going to a good family practitioner can help if you're trying to get someone to listen.

  4. Does anyone have experience with Armour thyroid? In the last couple of weeks I convinced my primary doc to write me a script for it. I feel a lot better than I have for months. Since I seem to be on the road to recovery, my questions are how to best fine tune the dosage? Are blood numbers the only choice? Are there any other supplements or other things that may help with this more natural form of thyroid medicine?

  5. A lot of people do very well on Armour Thyroid. There was a shortage of it for a while, not sure if this has been resolved, but it must be if you're able to get it. Lab values are important but it's more important to go by how you feel. If you are under the care of a doctor who prescibes Armour, then they should know how to fine tune it. Listen to your body because your input should be as important if not more so than the lab values themselves in determining how to adjust the dosage.


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