Alternatives to meds for 7 day old daughter

Posted By Peace (Jeddah, Western) on 12/11/2012

Could some body help me with my 7 days old daughter was diagnosed with TSH value 163. I heard that it is abnormal and dangerous and the pediatrician has ordered one more TSH test tomorrow she will be 12 days old. Doctor even hinted that she should be kept on medicines after the test result up to 2 or 3 years. She is very cute and small I cannot think of medicines to her at this age. Please advice if there is any alternative to this because I am worried the conventional medicines would destroy here immune system even more. Please share your experience and valuable thoughts. Thank you EC and the contributors for this great site.

Replied by Peace (Jeddah, Western) on 12/14/2012

Doctors have declared it is hypothyrodism and started the medication to take thyronorm 50mg daily in the morning empty stomach ( before milking ) with distilled water.

Could any body please help me in this situation? I am very depressed- my wife BP, TSH, Sugar all were normal during whole pregnancy and we do not have any thyroid hereditary evidence.

Investigation Result

FREE T3-0 2.1 - 4.40

FREE T4-0 0.8 - 2.0

FREE T4-thyroxine( FT4) 0.24*

TSH-(New Born Screening)-TSH 163.3*

TSH-Hormone(confirmatory test) >100*

FREE T3 ( triiodothyronine) 2.3


Replied by Carole (Bury Village, West Sussex,, England) on 12/14/2012

Oh dear... I can understand how upset you must be feeling at the moment.I am sure people will be able to post and offer advice. I am a member of Thyroid UK and their healthunlocked forum is brilliant. You might find the site helpful. Best wishes.

Replied by Ed2010 (Oakville, Canada) on 12/14/2012

Take Lugol's 5% Solution 2 drops in quarter glass of water daily. Give break 1 day in a week. Eat Kelp, which you can find in japanese market.

Replied by Tina (Houston, Usa) on 12/14/2012

A few suggestions that resolved my own hypothyroidism issues:

1. Eat kelp or sea vegetables daily (iodine source).

2. Apply 'endoflex' essential oil (1-2 drops) on thyroid area of neck 3 times daily. Google endoflex.

3. Increase probiotic rich foods like kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut (Bubbies brand) which will aid in digestion which gets messed up due to thyroid irregularities.

Feel free to ask any questions, and good luck - Tina


Replied by Joni (Selma, Oregon ) on 12/14/2012

Hi Tina, How much kelp or sea vegetables did you eat daily to resolve your hypothyroidism? And how long did it take before you were no longer hypo?

Replied by Peace (Jeddab, Western) on 12/15/2012

Hi Carole - Thank you for your condolence I have registered myself to the community and posted my query in that.

Hi Ed2010 - Thank you very much for sharing your experience.

Hi Tina - I got some hope after reading yours and other friends experience. But could you please advise how can I feed my 15 days old daughter ( new born ) with the list your provided.

Once again thank you EC and for all these wonderful people, where I feel its one family.


Replied by Tina (Houston, Usa) on 12/15/2012

Hi Joni from Selma, Oregon, It was approx 5-6 weeks of doing the entire protocol (which is listed in another post) that my thyroid got fully balanced. (Not just seas vegetables)... I just want to clarify that part.

I had 1/3 cup uncooked/dry sea vegetables daily, either in salads or in soup, and a few times a week I would have a serving of spirulina every AM too.

* Also with the fukushima tragedy in Japan, it is imperative to find good quality sea veggies from other parts of the world to ensure you are not consuming radiated produce.

Hope this helps. T


Replied by Ed2010 (Oakville, Canada) on 12/15/2012

Hi, I recommended Lugol's solution after seeing the title Hypothyroidsm for Wife. It can be good for adult. I am not sure how it will react for infant. But the mom can take it. Good Health

Replied by Tina (Houston, Usa) on 12/15/2012

To EC: Changing the title of a post after folks have commented is not very safe in my opinion. Now people will read the comments thinking kelp and sea veggies are ok for newborns. Do you see the risk here?

Please re-think * not changing the topic of a thread of posts after they have been posted.

Thank you!

EC: This was requested by the original poster. Sorry if it created?confusion.


Replied by Peace (Jeddah, Western) on 12/16/2012

Hi Tina and EC : I am also sorry for this, Since I needed the remedy for my new born child I advised EC to do that, it is my mistake. But later I noticed it will create confusion and could be serious issue.

I am very thankful to TINA and must say we are very lucky to have a humble and caring person like her.

Tina & friends.. I am desperately waiting for my new born baby any suggestions. Please do try to help me.

EC : If there is any option to move the provided remedy to other relavant post please do that or else I beleive as highlighted by TINA may be serious issue if somebody does not read the post completely. You know the best option based on your experience.


Replied by Carole (Bury Village, West Susex, England) on 12/16/2012

I keep thinking about this post and how worried you must be! I do think you need to ask more questions.... What other tests are being done to get a more accurate understanding of the situation. The following people/websites might be of help.

Elaine Moore has a very helpful website on thyroid/endocrine disorders.... both natural and conventional treatments.

Mary Shomon is another.

The TSH reading you gave earlier in a post is very high. You might be interested in this post by Cleveland Medical Journal.

I was 'very anxious' about posts suggesting seakelp and iodine. Any high ingestation of iodine/iodine-foods is not always the best route to follow for thyroid disorders.... It needs to be monitored with caution and tests regularly undertaken as it can push the thyroid condition into a 'hyper' status. Without testing the iodine status of the baby.... I would urge caution.

I have a thyroid condition.... I know how difficult it can be. Both my natural and medical endocrine specialists do not advocate iodine supplements. I am also careful about eating raw goitrogenic foods which can inhibit the uptake of thyroxine.

I have always managed my wonky thyroid with natural supplements/Chinese herbs. However, after a very prolonged stressful period I flipped hyper and I had to have help from conventional treatment as well as natural as the thyroid was running so fast. Fortunately things have stablised and I can return to a natural treatment plan.

So...based on my thyroid experience I would say......

Ask as many questions as you can and research and research.... Specifically for your circumstances. My best advice would be.... there is no harm to treat the newborn with conventional meds until you feel absolutely confident about a natural treatment approach with appropriate dosages etc.

Best wishes.


Replied by Tina (Houston, Usa) on 12/16/2012

Hello Peace, Another resource for hypothyroidism for moms, babies.

Good luck, Tina


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