it has taken the edge off of my symptoms but they're still present. i'm still losing hair, still tired and anxious and my joints still ache. i feel like i need to be on a higher dose but my doctor isn't very receptive to that idea. i know it varies person to person but i'm looking for an average/ballpark dose for naturethroid to treat hashi's. thoughts?
What is naturalthroid? I can relate to your tiredness and pain in legs. I'm short of breath too lately. I am hypothyroid and having surgery Jan 18th for Thyroid Cancer. I guess my thyroid is getting worse because it had been balanced with Synthroid in October and I was feeling fine then.
I hope someone answers you that can help soon.
My Naturopath told me that she has Hashimoto's and she can't take Nature throid, it has to be synthroid. Don't know why, I didn't ask. She told me in April 2012, "good news" that I don't have Hashimoto's because my chromosomal or antibody level was only a 10. Now bloodwork done in October shows that level to be 85! Yet her person over the phone told me it was from my EBV. A few days later I came across the prior bloodwork where she had written next to that level when it was 10 "neg. Hashimoto's". An Urgent Care doctor told me over the phone that the level signifies thyroiditis and so looking that up online says Hashimoto's. Therefore, I stopped my Naturethroid. Tell your doctor to give you synthroid. Apparently my thyroid worsened too, so is Naturethroid any good if it allows our thyroid to worsen? I intend to call the company on Monday. They should know for sure. I had increased 1/2 grain to 1 grain, thought it was good, but that is when I actually worsened along with a new batch of the Naturethroid.
This high level has also come on with Neurological symptoms, and just researched last night about HE Hasimoto's Encephalopathy. I've been walking around for four weeks with severe head pain that has now moved to more numbing, severe loud ringing in my head, etc. I was concerned about meningitis, and back in the spring with an episode because this has all come on out of Valley Fever. I had come across Encephalitis when researching symptoms of meningitis which I had all of them, and enceph. says to be very rare, but HE says it has been highly misdiagnosed. A lot more information about HE than for plain encephalitis. Going to the ER today so I can hopefully get my life back to somewhat normal. If it goes on too long there can be permanent brain damage. I wanted to give you a heads up about this in case you come down with neuro. problems eventually along with the Hashimoto's. It has been highly misdiagnosed as a multitude of different neuro. issues, probably because a lot of MD's don't like to accept autoimmune diseases.
I have also been diagnosed with Sjogren's so I have had experience with the non-acceptance of autoimmune diseases. I had enlarged lymph nodes in my trachea out of the Valley Fever that signified an autoimmue called Sarcoidosis. A few months ago I researched that Valley Fever mimics Sarcoidosis in addition to cancer and arthritis, so I have been researching whether it can mimic Hashimoto's but nothing yet. It does highly affect the thyroid though, and know this that very perfect nutrition is one of the best things you can practice for your thyroid. A year ago I began eating nutritionally guided meals and was doing well, but then had a relapse in the spring, and now this. I also began taking Garden of Life probiotics. I also read that Selenium is very good for the thyroid. I have it in my women's multi, but will be determining if I am getting enough in addition to my food.
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