Posted By Justnatural15 (Greenville,sc) on 10/28/2014
Hello all! This is a great site, recommended to me by a friend. I hope this is okay to post, but I need some guidance. Seven years ago I was misdiagnosed with hypothyroidism (this misdiagnosis has been confirmed by another physician). I have taken the thyroid supplement Synthroid for so long that now my thyroid cannot function properly on its own (this was also confirmed by my new doctor). I want to rid myself of this medication safely and try a hollistic approach, but I don't know where to begin. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Replied by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 10/28/2014
Hi Justnatural15...The reason they misdiagnosed you was probably because they used the highly inaccurate TSH/T4 test which doesn't actually test for T3 -- the active thyroid hormone you want to know about. You need to really take the Free T3/ Free T4 thyroid test because its a way more accurate than the TSH/T4 test.
So here are the proper lab tests that you should get:
Here is the address of a competent thyroid doctor in your area:
Carole E Benoit DO
Wellness and Nutrition Medicine
909 Summers Ave
Orangeburg, SC 29115
But if I were you I would perhaps go and see Dr Jorge Flechas if you can in North Carolina. He's renowned for his successful research and treatments for Iodine problems including thyroid problems. Here's his address:
Jorge Flechas, MD
Tel : 828.684.3233
If you want to try using the Iodine Protocol then you can find it here -- make absolutely sure to use all the iodine companion nutrients that are recommended -- at the stated doses with no shortcuts:
It's probably better that you go and see a thyroid competent doctor who knows about iodine. With your problem, you will have to be monitored to adjust your current meds when you take the iodine protocol -- and that is best done and overseen by a competent iodine-literate thyroid doc.