What if I'm already taking medications for these glands?

If you are already diagnosed and currently taking medication, either prescription or over-the-counter variety, Dr. Shames can suggest to you ways in which your present treatment program might be optimized. Many people do better with a change in brand, dose, or type of thyroid medicine; sometimes two or three medicines need to be combined for best results. How and when to make such changes is a very intricate and personal matter, also taking into account your belief systems, life events and current stressors that may be contributing to your present symptoms.