Alright....I just had my newest post yesterday in regards to my annual ob/gyn visit. For those who read it, and read it to the end, you'll know that I mentioned the new weight loss drug that comes out today called Alli. I had asked my ob/gyn if she thought it would be ok to take because it does say if you're taking medications for certain things, one of being thyroid, to ask your doctor.
I just checked my email and opened up my newsletter that I receive on thyroid from about.com. One of the first subjects addressed was the new weight loss drug. I thought it fitting to put the link addressing the subject/concerns for those with hypothyroidism.
The drug in it's prescription state, was known as Xenical. I thought I would just point that out as I couldn't remember when I wrote my last post.
There was one more article that interested me and I KNEW I had to share it. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/13/opinion/13carlat.html?_r=2&th&emc=th&oref=slogin&oref=slogin
I want to know what you all think of this article after you read it. I know that I'm damned well pissed about it all. It's not like I didn't know that the drug industry didn't have some kind of control over the medical field. But the extent is unbelievable. This article is in regards to people in the medical profession being required to take courses to keep their licenses up-to-date. I won't say much more as to let you have your own opinion regarding the matter. Isn't it a wonder we don't always get the proper treatment?
UPDATE: I just saw Alli while I was out at Walmart. The price $49.63, they also have the Alli Diet Book that's supposed to have over 200 recipes so you can follow the diet for around $14.00. I don't know if I mentioned it or not, but you can't eat more than 15mg of fat during meals. At least I think it's per meal...don't quote me on this. But it looks like Alli will cost around $50 for a 90 capsule bottle....the starter pack comes with the 90 capsules, a case for your daily pills, and the diet plan. If anybody tries it let me know how it works out. I'm tempted, but at this stage, I think I'll just keep cutting back on my calories and working out without the help of a diet aid.