After Thyroid Removal - My RAI effected my health every possible way, I constantly notice changes in my body functioning that were not present before. Is there any natural remedies/foods/diets to supplement thyroid hormone?
Hello. There is nothing in this world that can replace the thyroid hormones except for the synthetic hormones and the desiccated thymus of pigs and cattle. All of these are not natural as the animals are only as similar to us as the medications. These are needed for ones entire life. When not taking these hormones the body depletes, and if we are unable to make any hormone death is the result.
It is recommended that you work with an Endocrinologist and learn more about your condition. Millions of people take medication and do very well. I am sure you will too.
When the body does not adjust well, not sure what is being affected for you, it is essential to work with your doctor. It takes about a year for the body to adjust. Each dose adjustment takes about six weeks.
Please tell us what problems you are having as that will help us with suggestions.
Hello, ssul, and welcome to DC. Before talking about things you could do, can you share what you are currently being prescribed to supplement what your thyroid used to do? When was your surgery and are you stable on your present regime?
Most doctors in the field of endocrinology don't like their patients taking supplements that they didn't personally recommend. Mine doesn't seem to mind, if I also consult with her. I take compounded barmour thyroid at 2.5 grains or 150mgs.
I will say that I have had weight issues most of my life until I hit my 50s. Then I decided to take charge of me. It isn't uncommon for people dealing with hypothyroidism to also have weight issues. And so did I. I was also diagnosed with Addison's and had been feeling really sluggish. Nothing uncommon for hypothyroidism either. My endocrinologist did put me on "hydrocortisone" to help boost my adrenals. I take 7.5mg per day (upon waking) up to 10mg.
I also lost 92 lbs which hasn't found me again either. I am happy within myself so the loss of a "person" allows me to do so much more than I used to do. I eat well, don't drink, go mall walking for exercise and work part time. I intend to stay as busy as my body will allow.
Now, what are you doing for you???
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