Posted By Tammie (KY) on 11/22/2020
The higher her TSH, the better she feels. She's gained a lot of weight lately, mostly across her back area, I read that could be from Cortisol Levels. All the Drs were interested in was TSH labs, I'd ask them to check T3 & T4, but they wouldn't.
I talked to people where they fix compound meds, but needed a Dr to work with them, but again they wouldn't listen. Her voice gets hoarse, she gets weak, she can't sleep. I've done research on my own for years trying to find a solution.
Is there something natural to correct cortisol or replace thyroid meds?
Replied by Charity (faithville, Us) on 11/23/2020
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Replied by Tessa (Okanagan) on 11/23/2020
There is a Web site called Stop the Thyroid Madness.
It?s a great resource because they?ve been compiling information from real people with real results. There are lots of links as well as non-Facebook discussion groups run by patients for patients (one of the groups is for the over 60 crowd).
There is information on how to find a good doctor who knows about treating the thyroid properly (not just looking at a lab number and prescribing medication).
Since your mom has been hypothyroid for 20 years, it may take some time and trial and error before she?s feeling better but I think this is one of the better sites about thyroid issues (including adrenals, etc.).
Best of luck to you and your mom ? hope it helps!
Replied by Art (California) on 11/23/2020
Zinc, selenium, iodine and vitamin A have shown some benefit for hypothyroidism:
Replied by Bill (Philippines) on 11/25/2020
There is a protocol by Stephanie Buist ND (with explanations) that you can follow which is shown here:
And here is my own simplified version of the same Iodine protocol:
Please be sure that your mother takes the iodine protocol with ALL the companion nutrients that are advised -- don't take shortcuts. And you should initially start the iodine protocol with a low iodine dose and work up to the advised dosage slowly (while also taking all the companion nutrients as advised).