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Hyperthyroidism Treatment and Remedies

Last Modified on Apr 19, 2015

Hyperthyroidism treatment varies depending on the reason causing the over-active thyroid. A natural diet including foods that lower thyroid activity will be beneficial. Vitamin D and herbal supplements will also help support the thyroid and immune system.

What is Hyperthyroidism?

When the thyroid (a gland in the front of the neck) is over-active, making too much thyroid hormone, it is called hyperthyroidism. Since the thyroid controls the metabolism (how the body turns food into energy), it has a profound effect on muscles, bones, the heart and even cholesterol.  Hyperthyroidism is a case of too much of a good thing. Some people experience no symptoms, but many feel their heart beating too fast, become anxious and depressed, lose weight and sweat unexpectedly, Fatigue and muscle weakness may also be experienced. This is a genetic condition, more common in women than in men.

Hyperthyroidism may occur as a result of Plummer’s disease, Graves’ disease (an autoimmune disorder), toxic adenoma or thyroiditis (a chronically inflamed thyroid) which are all characterized by the overproduction of thyroxine (T-4). The long-term outlook for hyperthyroidism depends upon the cause. It may get better without treatment, but those with Graves’ disease usually get worse and can have life-threatening complications, If someone has Graves’ disease or a serious heart problem in addition to hyperthyroidism, this can lead to a potentially life-threatening condition called a ‘thyroid storm’. A large quantity of thyroid hormone is released, causing the person to feel very ill or as if they are having a heart attack. Seek emergency medical help.

Natural Remedies for Hyperthyroidism

Treating the underlying reasons for the hyperthyroidism may need to be a long-term regimen. Avoiding iodine-rich and processed foods is important. Vitamin D and herbal supplements are also suggested home remedies.

Proper Nutrition

A well-balanced anti-inflammatory diet will be beneficial. Avoid sugars and processed foods.

The below foods are good for an over-active thyroid by helping to lower thyroid function and aiding the thyroid to stop producing excessive thyroid hormones. The anti-thyroid properties are strongest when eaten raw.

  • Nuts: almonds, pine nuts, peanuts
  • Any vegetable in the broccoli family: broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage
  • Green leafy vegetables: kale, mustard and spinach
  • Fruit: pears, peaches, coconut products, berries
  • Misc.: Turnips, corn, millet, soy (isoflavones block iodine) and canola oil

Vitamin D

Many people have Vitamin D deficiencies. One of the benefits of Vitamin D is that it helps the immune system to recognize the difference between foreign and self-proteins, reducing auto-immune problems and inflammation. This home remedy is especially useful if Graves’ disease or thyroiditis is involved.

Herbal Remedies

Turmeric is one of the most useful herbal cures; it is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Ginger, rosemary, cinnamon and oregano are also useful alternative remedies for fighting inflammation and strengthening the immune system.

Hyperthyroidism means that the thyroid is producing too much thyroid hormone and is caused by another underlying disease, such as Graves’ disease. Proper nutrition, Vitamin D and herbal remedies are useful in treating this condition.
 

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Apple Cider Vinegar   1  0   

Posted by Dixie Pearl (Tracy, California) on 06/03/2013

[YEA]  Apple cider Vinegar cured my constipation problems caused by hyPERthyroid. I take a tablespoon full once a day in a glass of water.

Replied by Tricia
Union City Ca
02/04/2014

I am also hyperthyroid. I hope this could help my (c) problem. My endo told me it was odd to be hyper and not have loose stools.

Chia Seeds   1  0   

Posted by Annabell (Chicago, Il) on 02/28/2015

[YEA]  Chia Seeds from day 1 have helped so significantly with my hyperthyroid symptoms it's hard to believe and it's as though I've been taking medication (I haven't). I started out with 2 rounded tablespoons a day (I put them in almond milk or yogurt), and I immediately from that 1st or 2nd day felt drastically better; I felt a huge relief as I was calmer, less shaky, and actually able to sleep. Some days I went up to taking 2 rounded tablespoons 2X a day, but found I didn't need that much, and I did get a slight stomach ache, so probably wise to go up in dosage slowly, if you need to. I feel I am on the road to recovery, feeling my symptoms diminish more each day. Chia seeds are miraculous!

Replied by Annabell
Chicago, Il
03/22/2015

I found an even more effective remedy - 2 rounded tablespoons of Flaxseeds. Somehow Flaxseeds have been working even better for me - I completely went off the Chia and onto the Flax and I'm really on the road to recovery now! My heart has stopped racing, and I have no jitteriness or other hyperthyroid symptoms!

Eltroxin, Supplements   0  0   

Posted by Monique (Sudbury,ont) on 02/22/2014

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  hi, I'm Monique from Sudbury Ont.

My concern is that I been cured from hyperthyroidism. My treatment was radiation and followed by Eltroxin 0.1 mg, now after several years on this medication to control the hypothyroidism in which I'm being treated now. From 35yrs to now 46 yrs. I still suffer from fatigue, mental and physical fatigue, I find myself absent minded, loss of concentration, low libido, lack of confidence and not to mention weight gain. I keep fighting these symptoms as much as I can with daily supplement, vitamins, and herbs...they help thank God. My question is I liked to stop taking Eltroxin because it's not natural substance but a chemical. I been looking for answers for a long time for a natural and healthier way. Along with these supplements I also take "zinc and copper balance" at one capsule per day. My doctor is uncertain about this method since they have little study on homopathic and holistic therapy. I refuse any medical medications for the symptoms mentioned. I am a total believer on natural approach for my health. Any suggestions....is Apple cider vinegar, Potassium idione, kelp or any other approach is greatly received. If I'm taking off the Eltroxin, to be replace with the alternative, this would so great. If the other approach is to stay on Eltroxin and to take other supplement like kelp or other is also welcome. thank-you

Replied by Mike62
Denver
02/22/2014

Monique: Search desiccated thyroid/yahoo group and raw food videos.
Replied by Marie Nurse Aesthetician
South Florida, US
04/03/2015

YOU were not CURED of Hyperthyroidism. Your Thyroid was shut down by Radiation to either produce hardly any hormone or Stop producing all together; causing you to now have Hypothyroidism and have to take hormone replacement medication for the Rest of your life (or optional natural treatments). THERE IS NO CURE for Autoimmune Thyroid Disease caused by Graves Disease (hyper) or Hashimoto's disease (Hypo). IT'S EASIER TO 'TREAT' HYPOTHYROIDISM so that's been the treatment plan by many specialists-to take patients from Hyper to Hypo.

Glad that you're feeling much better now and have your symptoms under control with supplement, vitamins, and herbs. I'm so happy that you're taking a more natural approach to treating your Thyroid Disorder; natural treatments work well for many. Unfortunately there are no case studies of better success stories on natural treatments to prove it to the scientific world.

Flaxseeds   1  0   

Posted by Alexa (Boston, Ma) on 04/03/2015

[YEA]  Flaxseeds have made me feel calmer and for the first time I am having a good night's sleep. I suffer from bouts of hyperthyroidism and flaxseeds have helped me to stay calmer A LOT. I may never need thyroid medication if I can control it with flaxseeds! I take 2-4 tablespoons a day. The kind you have to grind up, I believe those are more potent.

General Feedback   0  0   

Posted by Eileen (Sumter, Sc) on 06/16/2014

I am a 65 year old female. With the onslaught of menopause 15 years ago and then diagnosis of hyperthyroidism, I have suffered with depression and severe anxiety for all these years. I have been taking 10 milligrams of Tapazole all these years. It was supposed to inhibit the growth of the hot nodule, 1in X .5in. Well, it is now about the size of a large egg and now I have another one about the same size on the left side of my thyroid. I have taken antidepressants off and on for these many years with little relief. Seems that as I age the anxiety gets worse. I read on this site about acetyl-l-carnitine for depression and anxiety. I have been praying to God to show me something natural to help. I have been searching the web for more research to confirm this and I found this website for hyperthyroid. Wanted to post this if someone else is having these same miserable symptoms.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15591013

I also found other articles to confirm this information So I am going to give it a try.

Replied by Bill
San Fenando, Philippines
06/16/2014

1141 Posts
Hi Eileen...They were curing hyperthyroidism in the 1800s by using just Lugols Iodine. The dosage of iodine given for hypothyroid problems in those days was around 600 mgs of lugols iodine per day -- which converts to about 100 drops of 5% lugols iodine per day. See the research here:

http://theiodineproject.webs.com/hyperthyroidandiodine.htm

http://iodineresearch.com/disease_hyperthyalthough r_pg1.html

Hyperthyroidism can also involve other adjoining factors such a low cortisol and low iron in the blood. See the research here:

http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/hyper-symptoms/

And if you want to see the importance of iodine for the whole body(not just the thyroid) then see this link:

http://iodineresearch.com/research.html

Although supplementing acetyl-l-carnitine may help your thyroid symptoms, it will not cure your hyperthyroid condition which is at the root of it all. From the research that you quoted in your last post, acetylyl-l-carnitine just acts to inhibit the absorption of iodine into the cells of the body. But it will have no action whatsoever on actually healing the thyroid(ie curing the root cause).

Should you decide to use lugol's iodine for your problem then you must ensure that you take the the full Iodine Protocol with companion nutrients. It might also be advisable to have a professional naturopath or doctor who is iodine-literate to help you monitor your own use of lugols iodine wrt your hyperthyroid condition.

Posted by Sam (Knoxville, Tn) on 06/14/2013

Everyone with hyperthyroidism--this is serious. Actually, I think the length of time of symptom to cure was 5-years and 10-months. Let me tell you that my body cured itself. I have one strange body. The day of May 28th, 2013, I had sky-high anxiety/claustrophobia. Every step taken felt like my heart was not getting enough oxygen and I was about to pass out. Took the bus home most of the way and had to get off after a few miles because of that high anxiety feeling. Then, I called a cab and took it the rest of the way home.

After sitting around my home for a few hours, my body just couldn't take it. It felt like someone was sitting on my chest strangling me--my brain was on fire and it felt like 10 hotspots lit up in my brain. I called an ambulance and was admitted to the hospital's emergency room.

The emergency room technicians took my blood samples and it came back TSH: 0.577 and Free T4 Thyroxine: 0.82. The doctor walked in and said, "Everything is normal. Your thyroid is normal, your liver is normal. I see no anomalies in your blood."

My reply was, "What!? How can that be? It felt like someone was sitting on my chest strangling me and my heart was starved for oxygen." The doctor shrugged his shoulders and walked out.

And that my friends is how my hyperthyroidism was cured. A painful experience and I don't wish it on anyone but after living for 5-years and 10-months with this ailment--I'm sure my heart is probably somewhat damaged. It's a miracle of course. All of the health stuff I took, the iodine painted around the neck, L-Lysine, Co-Q10, Selenium is all fine and everything but you should see a professional.

Here is what I took from a doctor:

Tapazole/Methimazole: 2 X 10 MG, once a day.
Digoxin: 0.25 MG, once a day.

What put me over the top and sent me to the emergency room was the:

Metoprolol: 100 MG X 2, once a day. I was prescribed 150 MG but I took 200 MG and then started walking around and caught the bus. This forced my heart to slow down and sent my body into a little shock. First the back of my legs felt like they atrophied, then my back and then my shoulders and chest.

Somehow this forced my brain to reset the areas of my brain that control the thyroid. Anyway, it's been confirmed by two different doctors that my thyroid is normal. Don't do what I did to cure myself, you get professional assistance.

Replied by Nejla
New Jersey, US
08/05/2014

I didn't quite get what the Metoprolol did to you!! I've been to the ER twice within a week with palpitations that felt more like a revolution is going on in my heart, thuds, flip flops and of course anxiety and fear, especially when my blood pressure shot up to 220/100. The 2nd trip to a different ER added hyperthyroidism to what was going in my heart which one doctor said was really PVC's :( well I've been reading online about treatment and I don't want the doctors to kil my thyroid.

I told my doctor that I thought the Metoprolol gave me symptoms, but she insisted I stay on them and that they would help. I am so confused. I have been taking many of the supplements mentioned here but nonetheless I have these symptoms. I always took Turmeric, L-Lysine, Cinnamon, Resveratrol, L-Carnitine+Alpha Lipoic Acid and then I started taking this new (SeroVital) which is a combo of amino acids that are precursors to HGH production, so I got really scared when I got sick and I stopped them all for a week.

Now I started taking the turmeric, L-Glutamine, Cinnamon, vitamin D3, my B complex, L-Carnitine+AlphaLipoic Acid and today I felt the best since these things started 9 days ago. I'd really appreciate any info on treating hyperthyroidism naturally andany info on PVC's (premature ventricular contractions) Mine is RV outflow PVC's. Thank you all.

Posted by Racumyah (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) on 02/19/2012

Hello all, i just want to say thank you all so much for you all postings. there is so much wonderful information that will hopefully cure me. i have suffered from hyperthyrodism since 2000, i am 28yrs old. in 2007 they did radioactie treatment, but it never went completely hypo. when i found this site it gave me so much hope, and belief that i can be cured. i was put on methimamazole until i went hypo, two weeks ago i went hypo so the dx suggested to come off the meds to see if my thyroid normalize (i have been doing this battle or on meds and off meds for 12 years). my body has been feeling bad, but from reading this page im currently looking for a naturapath and im going try some of the remedies on this site.

thank you all so much, i can't wait to be cured!

Replied by Debby
Monroe, Ct
04/18/2012

Hi, I just read your post and I hope you get this. The thyroid is not to be taken for granted. I know because I now have thyroid cancer. Not to really to get into it, but make sure your doctor does an ultra sound to make sure there are no nodules - this is very important. Also I want you to purchase the "The Complete Thyroid Book by kenneth ain, Md. If you have any questions you can email me.
Replied by Debra
Omaha Ar
09/22/2013

What information can anyone give on thyroid cancer. Are nodules always cancer?
Replied by Tom
Fort Worth, Texas
09/22/2013

Hello Debra, No, nodules on the thyroid do not always indicate cancer. Great article on Wikipedia www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thyroid/nodule

Posted by Jen (R) on 12/17/2009

bad tooth, hyperthyroid

hello again earthclinic readers,

first thank you to all who answered my last question.

2nd i have a bad tooth, it broke 2 and a half years ago when i was preg and they just put a temporary filling in and it is gone now and the tooth is turning dark, it is my very last tooth on the top on the right side. Does anyone think that this could be the cause of my hyper thyroid and if so what will help, i read all of the infected tooth posts, but my tooth doesnt hurt and i dont think that it is inflamed but maybe. So i dont want to start messing with it if i can wait a while longer until i have money to go fix it. Do you think that the garlic or something would help if this is the cause of my thyroid problem? thanks in advance again.

p.s. sorry for the spacing in this letter, my space bar sticks sometimes
Jen in ca

Replied by Serena
Los Angeles, California
04/14/2010

When I have bouts of hyperthyroid (I do not have it all the time and I am convinced it is in a big way because these supplements help to calm it down!) I am not on any meds. When I feel like my hyperthyroid symptoms are bad, I take these supplements:

1.) Magnesium Chloride - LIQUID form - 2 Teaspoons of Magnesium Chloride 3X a day with food - if my symptoms are really bad I take it 4X a day. Whatever your stomach can handle. Too much magnesium can make you go to the bathroom.
Within a few days I get total relief of my heart palpitation and anxiety.

2.) L-Tryptophan - 500mg up to 3 times a day. I am not 100% sure of the correct dosage so be sure to check with your doctor.

Replied by Joyful
Lawrence, Ks
06/27/2010

Jen in CA,

Do you drink tap water? If so, STOP, and switch to distilled water! Fluoride messes up your thyroid, and fluoride buildup in the body can cause calcium deficiency, which leads to weak and discolored teeth. Drink distilled or reverse-osmosis water. Take calcium supplements to replace the fluoride build-up in your body. It takes awhile to flush fluoride out of your system. If you want a faster flush-out, you'll have to eat all organic foods in addition to drinking distilled water. I know that can be expensive, so I have had to compromise sometimes on the organic food. At the very least, avoid processed foods.

I had a chipped tooth during pregnancy as well, and I'm also dealing with thyroid issues. In researching about how to help my thyroid, I found scary information about fluoride. I have noticed a difference after 3 weeks of removing fluoride from my diet! Good luck!

Replied by Grobust
Torrance, Ca, Usa
08/19/2010

Lemon Balm has worked great for absorbing excess hormones and helps relax a hyperthyroid.
Replied by Sam
Knoxville, Tn/usa
11/06/2010

Whatever you had been doing before onset of symptoms should be stopped immediately. You need to take into account everything that has been done to your body over the last couple of years; every vaccination, food eaten, water drunk and your environment. Let's go over the source from brain to thyroid to the body cells: The pituitary secretes TSH (Thyroid Simulating Hormone): high TSH is hypo, low TSH is hyper, and today's normal is.35 to 5.5. From the pituitary's secretion to stimulate the thyroid, this is a negative feedback system because low TSH makes the thyroid create more T4 (hyper), high TSH makes the thyroid create less T4 (hypo). From a military perspective, the pituitary is the General and the thyroid is the Corp. The general sends the command to the Corp to release T4 (the Division) into the bloodstream, and is picked up in the periphery of the body where it is picked up in the cells. Within these cells, T3 (the Brigade) is produced. T3 is 3 times or 300-percent more active than T4: this is the case in real life between Army Corp and Army Divisions. Now that I've painted the picture for you in military jargon, you can see the General, Corp, Division and Brigade in action!

The first step, I had to eliminate the body's Opposing Forces of vaccinations, fluoride, aspartame, table salt, genetically modified organism foods (corn, soybean, fish), high fructose corn syrup, bromine, chicken mcnuggets. If you don't read the labels and steer away from those Opposing Forces, you can forget about curing yourself. Note: I never took the thyroid medicines given to me because I paid strict attention to everything entering my body. The medicines were steroids, Methimazole (Tapazole), Metoprolol Tartrate (Blood Pressure). Here are the listed of vitamins I had originally taken:

Co Q-10 (1 x 100mg per day)
Selenium (1 x 50mcg per day)
L-Lysine (1 x 500mg per day)

My heart began acting up near the end of my total cure so I drank:

Ground Cayenne Pepper (1 teaspoon of pepper in a cup of hot water): stops any heart attack in 30-seconds. After feeling better, all vitamins and the pepper intake were stopped. Here are the final two things I've taken:

Celtic Sea Salt (1 teaspoon per day, sprinkled over my food)
Heart and Body Extract (10 herbs, clears out 75, 000 miles of blood vessels in 2-minutes)

It has been a long fight but I sleep like a rock every night, have lots of energy, my skin is as clear as a bell, my heart is cool/calm/collective, eye pressure is normal (7.0); everything is looking good. If you have any questions for me, ask! You are in the battle for your life with hyperthyroidism and for those of you who have it, you know what I'm talking about. Trust yourself and in yourself. Don't let anyone mess with your body. Do your own research, I have and it was a huge battle. You take everything the doctors tell you and tear everything apart by studying anatomy for yourself. Good Luck!

Replied by Sue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
11/07/2010

Please research coconut oil. Coconut oil cures not only thyroid disease, but heart disease. My 16 year old cat had a significant heart murmur and after feeding him coconut oil for 6 months, his heart murmur was completely gone. I have also read and heard first hand about how coconut oil helps the thyroid balance itself so it can function properly. Good luck,
Sue
Replied by Lauren
Queens, Ny
11/10/2010

Hi Sam from Knoxville:
I read yr post with much interest. Can you tell me the name of the heart and body extract that you used? Thank you for this wonderful post. God Bless.
Replied by Jen
Randr , Ca
12/16/2010

Sam
I have been on my own quest for about 2 yrs now and am really getting frustrated. I take everything I can that is good for my thyroid with out making it hyper (which is not an easy task, I reasearch anything new before I even get close to it food wise. Which is no fun at all. For example party at a friends house: here try this dip its good. I reply hold on wait whats in it let me use ur computer first while I google that ingredient. I mean really its no fun) I know my thyroid is getting better but my eye(s) are not. It is the worst part of this disease so far. Any extra info you have on thyroid eye disease would be greatly appreciated. And what is the heart and body extract. I want some. Lol
Replied by Rachel
Regina, Sk, Canada
04/02/2011

How do you get fluoride out of your diet, and what's the risk with it? What does it do that is harmful?

Also, this is from the kuwaitipharmacy site. A very different perspective. After medicinal and nutritional suggestions they add:

External/Physical Therapies: Regular thyroid function requires plenty of sleep and exercise.
Water stepping regulates thyroid function. Create a daily exercise routine that incorporates one minute of water stepping (with knees high up like a stork) and barefoot dew walking.
Induce perspiration through exercising, saunas and steam baths.
In case of shaky hands, increased unrest, apply clay wraps around the neck to soothe the thyroid. Alternate clay and cabbage poultices. Leave on for five minutes and increase time gradually

Interesting, isn't it? :) Peace, Rachel.
Replied by Fxdiva
Atlanta, Ga
04/29/2011

Sam, I'm writing to verify that the Selenium, CoQ10 and lysine work perfectly! I was on Methemizole and PTU for about 5 years, when they decided it was time to "kill" my thyroid. Well, I wasn't ready for them to "kill" my thyroid. I had been searching for a cure, but hadn't had any luck. Needless to say, the doctor's decision was enough to make me step up my search.

I logged onto earth clinic and found your combination of suppliments. Let me tell you, from day one I felt a difference. My urine was cloudly the morning after I started taking your combination. I later read that that was an indicator that the selenium was actually removing [chelating] the floride from my system.

My thyroid was sooooooooo fast that I actually had to take two doses of your combination, once in the morning and once in the evening, before I could come totallly off of my meds and I haven't looked back since.

I do drink the distilled water, but I've also read that over 50% of the floride we take in is done so through our skin [bathing and showering]. I've been lazy in getting the shower head filter, but your combination DOES WORK.

I would like to know how long was it before you were able to come off you the supplements?

Thank you a gazillion!!!!!

Replied by Gloria
Mexico, Df, Mexico
01/02/2012

Hi Sam,


I think I may have a thyroid issue- acne, very dry skin and Raynaud's disease). I've always been very thin and I like it.Would these supplements that you recommend make me gain weight? Thanks a lot in advance! :)

Hyssop Tea   3  0   

Posted by Amanda (New York, Ny) on 06/08/2011

[YEA]  Hyssop tea has helped my hyperthyroid symptoms stay in check. It is high in Iodine, so check with your Dr. first. It has quiteted down the heart palps & much of the anxiety, along with greatly improving the length and quality of my sleep. You may have to take a lot of it, though, so I suggest buying organic loose Hyssop tea.

Replied by Chirod
Marietta, Georgia
01/29/2012

I have found that Kelp is also high in iodine and eating that helps a lot! It takes a few days to kick in.
Replied by Matthew
Boston,ma
02/10/2014

[YEA]   Oddly, the Hyssop tea has helped my hyperthyroid, but iodine makes it worse - as did coconut oil. Hyssop Tea and Magnesium all the way!
Replied by Sara
Miami, Fl.
03/04/2014

[SIDE EFFECTS]   I have hyperthyroid and hyssop tea made me feel sped up & jittery.

Iodoral Iodine, Magnesium and Selenium   1  0   

Posted by Sara (Crescent City, Fl) on 02/11/2013

[YEA]  My husband was in the hospital a year and a half ago thinking he was having a heart attack (he was only 38). Turned out to be hyperthyroid/possible Graves Disease. Endocrinologist put him on methimazole. All of this time through monthly changes to meds, his TSH level stayed around 0.006 (range should be 0.270-4.200 according to the lab report) and T4 around 2.01 (should be 0.93-1.70). Nothing ever moved!

I had run across info about taking iodine for this, but was scared off by the wrong info that iodine was the worst thing for hyperthyroid, but at my wits end, I dug deeper.

In the meantime, doctor told my husband to consider killing his thyroid, as something should have happened by now. He told hubby to up meds to 30. Also said that iodine would do nothing. For some reason he set his next appointment for 3 months away, which he never had done before.

So, on our end, and behind the doctors back, my dear hubby agreed to try iodine therapy for 3 months, which was 50 mg Iodoral (normal daily dose is said to be 20 I think). Also took magnesium for better absorption and selenium to bind the heavy metals the iodine collected. We did nothing different for 3 months accept for the iodine and company. He did continue the 20 mg. of methimazole, but now I wish he had not.

So, time for lab results after the 3 months. We were nervous because his neck was swollen, he was having swallowing trouble and hubby was convinced he had thyroid cancer. Awesome news! For the 1st time in a year and a half, movement in his levels! Now his TSH is 7.590 (to HIGH) and T4 compensated by switching to low .79. Doctor got excited and said " we have movement". He thinks he did this with the poison meds. Really?

The swelling in his neck was because the med was too much. I also now know that we should have upped his selenium along with the iodine. We are so excited and feel confident that he will be able to discontinue his meds. We also know that when hubby started to sleep better was when his range was "normal", so now we don't have to rely solely on lab results to know how he is doing.

Replied by Jayhyper
Paphos, Cyprus
06/26/2013

Hi, can you tell us how your husband is after the iodine treatment?
Replied by Tricia
Union City, Ca, Usa
02/04/2014

I have been doing so much research this year trying to find a way to make my thyroid get back to normal. You post gave me hope that this might work for me. My tsh is -0.000 and my t4 is in normal range I am priscribed 40mg of methemizole a day told highest dose available. I was also told stay away from iodized and shrimp. Endo is pushing e to have surgery or radio active iodine and that scares me because I researched radio active iodine and it increases cancer risk by 20% according to studies done in the uk. I know this is a long post but any advise you could give me I would love!

Lemon Balm, Bugleweed   1  0   

Posted by Sc (Me, Dubai, United Arab Emirates) on 05/30/2011

[YEA]  Dear Folks,

I was having acute hyperthyroism with one of the days getting into almost a coma due to raise in one of the T (t3 or t4 raised to 22 normallly is around 4?. I was told... by the doctor...)

Started taking twice per day 30 drops of melissa lemon balm and 30 drops of bugleweed. After 45 days I did blood test. Totally cure as per doctor. He was amazed. Didnt take care of diet too much. I like veggies, yogurt, nuts, etc. healthy.

Replied by Vem
Daly City, California
07/14/2011

Hi.. I would like to ask an update regarding your hyperthyroidism.. My husband is scheduled to have RAI next couple months, and I am actually anxious about the procedure.. I would like for him to try a natural remedy first before going (or seeing if he still needs RAI).. We will try this remedy of lemon balm and bugle weed.. But can he take this with his PTU also?

And will lemon balm alone, without the buggleweed be enough? thank you, I hope you can reply :)

Replied by Joan
Kansas City, Mo
07/15/2011

I would encourage your husband to seek other advise. I regret having the RAI procedure done. Now I have many (small) but very irritating issues.
Replied by Maryanne
Winthrop, Massachusetts
12/30/2011

Sorry this is months later, but is there a difference between "melissa lemon balm" and regular old lemon balm? I have lemon balm in my freezer now, and I can easily make a tincture. Just wondering, since I thought that Melissa was an entirely different herb than Lemon Balm. I've had Grave's Disease for 5 years, and I'm so sick of them trying to kill my thyroid with RAI! So far I have vehemently refused, and I've switched over to a naturopath. We'll see how it goes. I appreciate any other tips you guys can give. I'll try them all!

Thanks! Oh, also - how long did you have to take this combo to see results? How are your thyroid levels when you don't take this?

Replied by Sc
Dubai, Uae
04/10/2012

Dear folks, after exactly one year of the first diagnosis of ht my tsh has gone to 0.243. Diagnosis was subclinical ht. So first thing I did was buy mogwort lemon balm and bugleweed. Don't take any medicine other than herbs for your ht. There is another formula lemon juice with baking soda. Ted has shared it long time. Say no no killing medicines. Never remove your thyroid. Do your best with herbs.
Replied by Sc
Dubai, Uae
04/11/2012

Dear folks, after exactly one year of the first diagnosis of ht my tsh has gone to 0.243. Diagnosis was subclinical ht. So first thing I did was buy motherwort, lemon balm and bugleweed. Don't take any medicine other than herbs for your ht. There is another formula lemon juice with baking soda. Ted has shared it long time. Say no no killing medicines. Never remove your thyroid. Do your best with herbs.
Replied by Sc
Dubai, Uae
04/14/2012

It has been okay until recently I have tsh low level. After one week of taking it u can feel better. Not sure about the melissa lb or lb.
Replied by Leila
Uae
12/04/2012

After 2 years with this problem, now got tsh down to 0.03 :( lowest ever. i realize that Melissa lemon balm doesn't cure only correct. Once you leave it problem comes back again. i would like to know about the selenium and l-lysine. is the problem gone forever?
Replied by Cag
Ocean County, Nj
02/17/2014

These herbs are used to treat the symptoms. The underlying issue is usually autoimmune. So work has to be done to find the trigger.

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Posted by Needing Answers (Dubai) on 03/13/2013

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Dear Folks! After 3 years of having issues with my thyroid this is my current situation: Hot toxic nodules and ths: 0.06 ft 3:256 and ft 4:0.9

Internist mentioned hyperthyroidism. How can it be when ft3 and ft4 is so low?

I have tried lemon balm and bugleweed motherwort. TSH and FT3 seems to improve but not ft4.

I really need answers. I am planing to go to 2 different endo but I know already their answers. To remove or to take RAI. This is not an option for me. I really need answers. First how can I know the right diagnosis? Second, what will it the be the right protocole? Thanks in advance. Regards, Needing answers

Replied by Joy
Battleground , Wash
03/14/2013

There is a new book at the library, I like to read to quench my curiosity. My sis has these issues, so I wanted to understand more about it. There is a woman who has had this for a long time, Mary Shomon and she does research into all the available programs and meds available. Her book is a review of what helps and what doesn't, she has a facebook page too. I don't do facebook.
Replied by Needing Answers From Dubai
Dubai
04/28/2013

Thank you so much, still very much struggling.

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Posted by Alyssa (Boston, MA) on 07/25/2014

[YEA]  I have Hyperthyroidism and Moringa has helped me to feel very calm and sleep well. I have not gotten my levels re-checked or anything, just feel a LOT better! I also have been getting my periods longer, something that is shortened when I get a hyperthyroid episode. I read this about Moringa:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/764938_2

Moringa oleifera leaf extract has been observed to decrease the conversion of T4 to T3 in female but not in male adult Swiss rats, therefore increasing the T4/T3 ratio, [7] indicating a potential use for therapy of hyperthyroidism

Replied by Tanyavw
Az, US
09/09/2014

I was curious. Do you know how much moringa one must consume and how long one must take it?
Replied by Alyssa
Boston, Ma
09/23/2014

I have learned NOT to take Moringa in powdered form - don't even make your own from the powder into capsules. Just buy the Moringa already in capsule form. I would start with 1 capsule per week and build up to desired dose, to where you feel good. I'm only taking 2 capsules and just that small amount makes me feel calm and have a great night's sleep!
Replied by Hubz
Vancouver
11/04/2014

@Tanyavw - Moringa is the most nutritious plant on earth. nowadays you will find different product form. I highly suggest to visit http://www.hubzomri.myzija.com/moringa/index.html?country= and do further readings. You're in the right path of regimen.

@Alyssa - powder form is best to have specially when it's processed properly and consumed it enzymatically alive.

Replied by Alyssa
Boston, Ma
11/25/2014

The powdered form gave me acid reflux, the capsules I'm fine on.

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Posted by Damon (California, US) on 04/19/2015

[YEA]  At 37 and in great health (so I thought) I developed hyperthyroidism. I first noticed it after intense workouts. I would get the tremors. Then I couldn't sleep, was always overheating, etc. I went from a muscular 170 to a dangerously thin 140. My first reaction was to go to the doctor. Their solution was to put me on a heavy dose of medications. They said if this didn't work, they would remove my thyroid. I knew not to do this ever. I went to see a natural doctor who's been practicing for 60 years and she put me on a large array of supplements. After six months I am completely healed! I want to share with everyone exactly what I was on and did. First off I want to let everyone know that she tested every supplement to me because she said some brands work better than others on certain people. the Brown I was on worked for about 80 percent of all people. I don't know if I can get brand names but I will if they let me. I'm only going to stick to the stuff I believe was for my hyperthyroidism because apparently I had several other issues as well that I didn't know about.

First my lifestyle changes that started with my sister (a registered dietitian) that helped right away.

Eliminate the following: caffeine (aside from white tea), sugar (I had some coconut sugar, black strap mollases and stevia when I needed a fix) and gluten. I found out later that I was not gluten intolerant so I switched to sprouted breads.

Everyday (recommended by the health doc): you can skip this but I wouldn't.

White tea (she put me on a cheap brand called tenren)

Fresh juice : 1/2 of a carrot, beet, lemon, lime cucumber and apple. I also added a bit of ginger and either or both of spinach and kale. I sometimes would add a small slice of jalapeno....but it's spicy.

Exercise. Dr. recommended the mini trampoline to jump on for at least five minutes a day because it's the only way to clear out your lymph nodes. However, I usually did some running and some lifting.

Supplements: taken with every meal. I was religious about it and only missed a few times, but never more than one time a day. I just carried around a little pill holder full of stuff and measured out daily:

- magnesium MG zyme by biotic research or Douglas labs

-adrenal complex by professional formulas

-super krill omega

-boron

- milk thistle v max, it's either Douglas or biotic research again.

I was also on the following that I would recommend because 90% of Americans have poor digestion. if you can't digest the nutrients they will do you little good.

-pan ox 5 , I think it's also Douglas labs

-Quadra zyme ( they do 50% off a few times a year)

I also was on the following droppers from professional formulas. these were hard to take since you have to take them 3 times a day at 10 drops but you have to be 15 minutes before or after meals or brushing your teeth. each one is taken individually under the tounge and swish it around in your mouth.

- pituitary stimulus

- liver stimulus

-kidney stimulus

If you still have silver fillings you should add

-amalgam

I pray this helps somebody. today I'm completely better except I still get the tremors on rare occasions. Oddly enough my coworker has had them his whole life and tried the adrenal complex that I was on and it almost completely eliminated them. God bless

Posted by Scopa (Brooklyn, New York) on 10/04/2014

Hello All,

I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in November last year. Since then I have been on methimazole various dosages because either I ended up as hypothroid or my levels were not changing. I am somewhat stable now forever my hair fell out so much since before I was officially diagnosed. It is so sorry now it's depressing. I had really really long hair. I was on metoprolol for one month but not any more. I would like for my hair to grow back and still have energy and eventually get off this medication before they say I need surgery or radioiodine therapy. I started taking 5000mcg biotin, along with omega 3-6-9 everyday but yet no change in my hair growth. I am also using Apple cider vinegar and blackstrap molasses for the past two weeks that I learned about on this site for fibroids. The fibroids were diagnosed in December. All this really took me by surprise because I pride myself on eating health and just being healthy overall. What do you suggest?

Thank you.

From At my wits end.

Replied by Prioris
Fl, US
10/04/2014

Lugols iodine. Lot of information on internet.
Replied by Wendy
Maryland, US
02/22/2015

Hello, Regarding your hair loss, my dermatologist put me on extra strength Rogaine for men (not women), and my hair stopped falling out. Supposedly, there are no side effects except a healthier looking head of hair and I have not seen any side-effects except occasional scalp itching (that is manageable with another foam my dermatologist prescribed for me as needed), so please try this for the hair issue to see if there is improvements. Talk to your dermatologist so that you feel safe about it.


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