Hi Lisa: I have to say I really do enjoy reading yr posts. Keep them coming!! I noticed you mentioned in
one of yr posts that Maca is really helpful to menopausal women especially. Do you think it can correct a hypothyroid condition with long term use? Ihave read many good reviews on this product and would love to try it. I was diagnosed with hypothyroid a few months ago and I am hoping Maca can help. Please advice. Thank you so much.
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA)
(Toledo, Oh - Ohio)
Hello there, I have been taking euthyrox 50mg for 10.5 months with regular visits to my doctor my initial thyrod level was 9.6 but after regularly taking the medication 50mg everyday and 75mg once a week I have managed to drop my thyrod level to 2.9, my last blood test was 1 month ago.... I have noticed since the medication gaining weight slowly and my dr said you have probebly change you eating habits (which in fact I didnt) now after 10.5 months I'm already 5.5Kg extra on what I was when I started the medication my dr as well as the little reasearch that I've done all confirmed that this medication will actually make me loose weight this never happened I keep gaining and gaining now I'm following a certain diet trying to eat less bread and carbs and sweets although this never been the case in my life I always ate what I wanted..... can someone please advice if me gaining weight is a side affect of euthyrox 50....
Wondering if anyone can help. I've been recently (2 wks ago) diagnosed as hypothyroid. My OB wanted to put me on Synthroid, but due to reading on this site (about fog brain and libido), I chose Armour Thyroid over that. She wasn't pleased to deal with it (as it is a pig's thyroid-OMGoodness! ;)), and said she didn't know how to prescribe it, but did it anyway and only prescribed 1/4 grain/day. I am considered borderline, but really for a younger woman of childbearing years (40), they'd actually like to see my numbers even lower.
I immediately started research here for natural healing and added coconut oil to my daily intake of food (about 1and 1/2 or 2 Tbsp/day). Also, 4 days ago, I found a kelp supplement w/ added folic acid and started that, 1/day. At the same time, I found Ashwaganda and a B-stress formula and started taking those 2x's a day. I've been unable to find the Guggul and the Bauhinia as of yet.
I also had started ACV (about 2Tbsp. + water +honey around 2x's a day) about a week before this diagnosis, as I had just found this website and read that it would help my asthma. Unbelievably, my asthma practically disappeared w/i 2 days. Weirdest thing I've ever seen! I have used my Xopenex inhaler 3times w/i the last 3 weeks, but only on the nights when I had neglected to take my ACV that day. Before that, I had been using it 3 to 4 times A DAY!, 2 puffs each time, and it was getting worse by the day! Oh, and I have OPed with Coconut Oil about 4 or 5 times during this time too (only once before my asthma went away though, so I attribute it's disappearance to the ACV, not the OP).
My husband made the comment to me yesterday that I seem to have gotten worse since being diagnosed. (I only started the Armour 2 mornings ago). I agree that I seem to be even more exhausted than normal and the only thing I can think of is that maybe I'm detoxing because of the OPing and the ACV, and the coconut oil in general? I would not be surprised in the least if I have a system wide Candida issue. I think I read somewhere about "die-off"? Can you explain this to me and tell me what I would need to do to help it along? It's Christmas of course, so it is not real probable for me to get off sugar until January. Even then, I will struggle tremendously. I am truly addicted to chocolate and crave a sweet (hot chocolate, cookies, cheesecake, hot fudge sundae, etc...) before going to bed at night. :(
Are there other things I could be doing for hypothyroidism that I am not currently doing? I find it difficult to get enough time on here to read everything as I have 3 children and am SO exhausted! Do I need to take more coconut oil than I am? More Kelp? More B? More herbs? Oh, and what is the difference between cold pressed and expeller pressed? Mine is from Radiant Life and is expeller pressed. Also, do I really have to take 2 days off the ACV every wk. to get it to work best? I'm concerned about my asthma coming back. I hate being dependent on the inhaler.
I know that I have more questions, but due to the fog brain, I can't remember them all. My memory is shot. I walk around all day knowing I'm supposed to be doing something, but can't remember what. Please help!
Hi, I managed to cure my hypothyroidism naturally within 8 months. Previously I was on Levothyroxinum 50 mcg for 3 years but experienced some side effects and decided to stop my medication on my own in February. The beginning was very difficult. The herbal pills from China did not help much and in June my TSH was 7.0
Then I started taking MSM, L-tyrosine, mega doses of B vitamins, vitamin C, zinc, selenium, vitamin D3 (very important- 5000IU) Vitamin E. Everything in high doses. I also was drinking a lot of herbal teas like: nettle (for extra iron), horsetail, sage, liqurice root. I had a big glass of raw vegetable/fruit juice with ginger every day. I also consumed some chlorella, coconut oil, fish/evening primerose oil and bee pollen. I installed water filter to get rid of the fluoride in my drinking water and used chemical-free cosmetics and household products (no perfume as well) I consume only organic meat, raw cheese and do not drink any alcohol nor coffee and do not smoke. I walk 1-2 hours every day and use only cable internet and no wireless devices. (wireless and all x-rays are very bad for the thyroid) I reduced the use of my mobile phone. I removed all my amalgam fillings and do not eat tuna- too much mercury in there! ) I also tried liquid zeolites for a month and it gave me so much energy but had to discontinue it because of high price. This is a lot but certainly it worked because my TSH is 3.30 now and I am feeling much more better. If I do not take MSM I am losing my hair and if I do not take 300 mg of niacin a day I am getting nervous. I hope it will help. Regards, Magda
Hello :) I was diagnosed with Hypothyroid about 2 years ago, but my chiropractor actually warned me of the problem earlier than that. I am on Levothyroxin at 25 MCG's. I have done a lot of research on the condition and things that can help or harm the thyroid, information that my dr never told me. I really want to improve my thyroid as naturally as I can. I have read about coconut oil helping and also apple cider vinegar.
My question is, how much of both the coconut oil, and apple cider vinegar would you recommend I take and also how many times/day? I have been taking 3 tablespoons 3 times a day of the coconut oil. I also read about kelp as helping, but I am a newbie and I am just not sure what to do or how much of anything I should be taking to help. I am also trying to avoid soy(challenge! ) and gluten and any refined sugar... And I exercise everyday, trying to lose about 50 lbs, that I really think came on because of my thyroid. I would appreciate any help or thoughts. Thank you :)
(Austin, Tx, Usa)
For anyone having trouble finding Armour (as one person in Canada mentioned), there is another product that in my experience is equivalent: Nature-Throid. I was first prescribed that by a doctor in Vancouver, BC. In the US my doctor continued that prescription, but sometimes when the pharmacy had trouble getting it soon enough, we substituted Armour. I can't tell any difference. Both work for me.
I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, with diagnosed thyroglobulin antibodies (but not peroxidase antibodies; not sure what the implications of the one without the other are).
I also have adrenal issues and find that taking Isocort makes all the difference in the world to my ability to think and have energy. Isocort is bovine adrenal gland that is supposed to be standardized to 2-1/2 mg. of cortisol per pill. It is non-prescription in the US, but I don't think it's available at all in Canada.
I am starting to experiment with EV coconut oil (2 Tablespoons/day) and Atomidine (the latter I've tried before by itself), where I try the Edgar Cayce approach of stimulating the thyroid via 1 drop of Atomidine in a glass of water on Day 1, increasing by 1 drop/day up to 5 drops on Day 5, then stop for 5 days, then repeat. I am wondering if such iodine stimulation is a bad idea or a good idea for autoimmune hypothyroidism, as stimulating the thyroid can, according to some theories, increase the autoimmune response against the thyroid. Can't say it's done anything so far, either way, now that I'm on Day 6 (nor when I've tried it in the past, except perhaps a tiny bit of improvement BEFORE I was on Armour/Nature-Throid, but I never continued long enough to be sure). The only thing that REALLY seems to matter is if I don't take my full 6 Isocort pills that I'm up to these days. (The Isocort bottle says you can take up to 8/day.)
I was hoping the EVCO would help the adrenals. I'll try another round or two of Atomidine starting Day 11 while continuing the EVCO throughout, and if I don't notice any changes from the Atomidine, I'll drop that and keep up the EVCO for another couple of weeks, and if THAT doesn't make obvious improvements, I'll work harder at alkalizing my body.
Vinegar alkalizes the body, but I'm reluctant to use it because I've heard from some sources it's not the best to use, especially if you have candidiasis issues, which I may have, though nowadays I think celiac disease is more of the problem.
So far no obvious changes one way or the other, but I have had the sense most of my life that my body likes the feel of coconut in my tummy, and it's not just the taste. I'll keep you posted...
At the beginning of last October after my last annual blood test, I tried Anatabloc, a new over-the counter anti-inflamatory nutriceutical for secondary hypothroidism. I was my last hope before going to a doctor and it worked better than I hoped. Anyway, I saw on the web some speculation that it would also be effective for BPH and even though my PSA level was only 1.30, it has been slowly rising for the last 7 years. I got another blood test at the beginning of February that focused on thyroid associated hormones and a PSA test. My TSH level went from 0.3 to 2.8 and my PSA level went from 1.30 to 0.60. I'm a happy camper. One other thing that I noticed is that the rheumatoid arthritis in my hands no longer hurts.
I have been on Eltroxin for thyroid for a few years. Lately my heart started palpitations. Had a blood test done. It came back that my thyroid was underactive again. Dr. increases my meds from 50 to 100. Had another test done in two weeks and it came back normal. But I still have heart palpitations. How long does it take for the meds to settle my heart. Do you think I should try some virgin coconut oil or kelp supplements? Or would this give me more palpitations??
(Chapel Hill, Tn)
Taking supplements while on Synthroid
Hi, I am wondering if anybody has info on any issues of taking ACV or Turmeric while on Synthroid. I had my thyroid removed last year and wonder if it is OK to take these remedies or will it interfere with the meds.
(York County, Maine)
(The Beach, Canada)
Hi everyone: I was recently diagnosed as hypothyroid and was put on bioidentical plant based meds. After using for about ten days, i noticed that i was struggling to breathe. This went on for about 2 days on and off until i decided to stop the meds to see if this could be causing it. Well it has improved about 80% but its still there especially if i try to do housework etc. I later googled hypothyroid symptoms and did found that one of the symptoms is air hunger. Has anyone had a similar experience? I would be grateful for any feedback.
I had a hypothyroid condition for over 10 years caused by Hashimoto's Disease where my body produced antibodies to attack my thyroid. I was told this auto-immune disease was completely incurable.
I had terrible toxicity symptoms from extreme fatigue, dizzy spells, memory loss, and multiple food intolerances. Anything that had pesticides, especially herbs, caused near anaphlyactic responses.
I was taking 125 mcg synthroid for 10 years. I never felt right.
I found when I took kelp, my thyroid increased but sometimes it went too high.
I did a lot of research on mercury fillings and decided to have a bio dentist remove them safely. I felt worse as they removed several at each visit. On my last visit, something remarkable happened. The next morning after my last amalgam was removed my basal body temperature returned to normal for the first time in my life.
I ended up in the ER because my thyroid became over active from the medication. The doctor looked at me like I was crazy when I told him it was because of my fillings. My tests confirmed that my thyroid was working on its own and I no longer needed medication. I have been free of hypothyroidism for 5 years now!
Please research the effects of mercury on your hormones. My endocronologist now makes all of her patients remove their amalagams. She has found great evidence that women in menopause can not balance their hormones until their old fillings have been replaced with more bio compatible fillings. No more silver!!!
It's also important to use chlorella or a product like ___ ___ ____ to remove remaining mercury immediately following your dentist visit after amalgam removal.
(Los Angeles, Ca 91326)
Hello Everyone: Can someone tell me which is the best seaweed to consume? I am thinking of adding this to my diet to help my hypothyroid symptoms but do not know which one to choose. Thank you everyone for a quick response.
Hi, A few years ago, I read an article that Ted wrote about taking vitamins to help hypothyroidism. After two months of taking the recommended dose, my doctor had reduced my thyroid meds by half. I would love to start taking the vitamins/suppliments again but can not find the article. Can you help me out?
TSH 160.9: Can anyone explain what this means and how to make health corrections? My eyebrows are thin and missing outer third on both sides of face. My thyroid numbers were in mid range of normal.. NO PROBLEM...!!! ... ? :(
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
My doctor tried to put me on levothryoid for my hypo-thyroidism. I was allergic to it. So I went to a homeopathic dr., and he put me on 2 drops of emulsified vitamin D. When tested a couple of months later, my thyroid levels are now perfectly normal.
(New York, NY)