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Thu, May 21 9:39pm · Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and IVIG Treatment?* in Autoimmune Diseases

Thanks for sharing this information about IVIG and how it has helped your thyroid. I am managing my hashimoto's with the right supplements especially IV vitamins and minerals, amino acids but especially with IV glutathione my antibodies have gone down tremendously and I am off my levothyroxine because of that, however, I do still take a thyroid medicine called nature-throid. It would be interesting to know if IVIG treatment would further help with healing. You've given me food for thought. Thanks again.

Fri, Apr 3 12:37pm · Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and IVIG Treatment?* in Autoimmune Diseases

Teresa, in my experience most MDs and endocrinologist of Western medicine won't do the test. In my experience I went to four doctors and one endocrinologist. I did my own reading there are doctors out there that have switch to functional/integrative medicine. Please find one. They will run blood work that empties won't because they involve vitamins and minerals and things that will help you things that your body is deficient on. Desiccated thyroid medicine has been a lifesaver for me. My regular doctors just kept raising my levothyroxine. I kept feeling worse the endocrinologist gave me cytomel (sorry about spelling) and I literally felt like I was dying. You have to listen to your body you have to be your own advocate and try things. I found a functional integrative nurse practitioner overseen by two doctors who ran the micronutrients tests on me and all of the thyroid test your t3 t4 TSH your free t3 free t4 and antibodies and instead of hypo I was hashimoto's. She started me on nature throid desiccated thyroid medicine along with my levothyroxine. I'm now off of my levothyroxine and totally on the desiccated thyroid medicine. I take a regime of supplements and feel better for it. My vitamin d has gone from an 11 to a 63 and I also do vitamin IVs once a month and Glutathione IVs and both have been a lifesaver for me. The glutathione has helped lower my antibodies and my thyroid is better I feel overall better. Keep searching keep reading there are doctors out there I have great tools and books for us to learn about our thyroid.

Mon, Feb 10 12:18am · Anxiety, stress or what?? in Depression & Anxiety

Hi @amtxo1989, I know this reply is late in coming but I have read all your post and they are very similar to me. I had hypothyroidism and now I have Hashimoto thyroiditis. I will share with you that I went through 5 regular doctors and an endocrinologist. They only prescribed me levothyroxine and my dosage kept going up and my symptoms kept getting worse. But…there is hope. I too had vertigo, I was prescribed Valium and it helps, however, since my thyroid is working, I have not had to take that in about 2 years. I went to an otolaryngologists and he prescribed that for me, he also shared they are doing studies and are finding a connection with vertigo and hypothyroidism. I also had internal shakiness, and mood swings, I happened to mention this to my OB GYN and he recommended B6 and it worked like a charm! I will also mention that the internal jitters was my 1st symptom of hypothyroidism. I also had heart palpitations, which my internet said was SVT, I was fortunate to have a RN at my place of employment that when I had episodes, out of nowhere, she would take my pulse rate and blood pressure, I eventually got to the hospital in time for them to catch the episode and went to heart surgeon for an ablation surgery, I have not had an episode since. Now, different symptoms kept coming, my meds kept going up, finally after lots of reading I knew I wanted to get on a dedicated thyroid medication. I found a functional/integrative nurse practitioner and she did thyroid test that that includes your antibodies and your free T3 & 4 and that was the beginning of my getting better. She put me on a dedicated thyroid medicine (Nature Throid) along with my levothyroxine and my levothyroxine dose went from 150 to 10. But the best thing she has done is taken blood test that normal doctors won't. Micronutrients blood work should be a must for everyone, get you vitamins and minerals checked. You will feel so much better. I want to encourage you to read and advocate for yourself. Thyroid affects ALL our cells. Keep searching for what works for you. I was low on several vitamins and minerals and my hormones were out of whack as well,. Our health is part of life and a lifelong journey. Please, find a functional doctor or nurse practitioner, get the proper blood work, they will help and you will start to feel better. I still have my MD who I see once a year, for a second opinion, she loves the blood work my NP does on me and says keep doing what works. Hope my story helps you.

Oct 26, 2019 · Undiagnosed Autoimmune with back pain, spasms, and stiffness in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi Amber, I'm sorry that this is a late response to your original post. I have hashimoto's thyroiditis it's an autoimmune disease. I want to encourage you to see your regular doctors along with a natural path or integrated medicine doctor. Integrated medicine doctors test your vitamins and minerals things normal doctors don't. Tingling sensations can often be low b vitamins. I have a lot of joint pain and do not have arthritis. Fish oil, hyaluronic acid, supplements helped tremendously. I take a multitude of supplements. Magnesium helps with pain. I also do vitamin IVs and that helps tremendously. Do research on your vitamins and minerals include that in your care. It's a journey and they all work together I also see a chiropractor monthly and that helps as well.

Sep 21, 2019 · Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and IVIG Treatment?* in Autoimmune Diseases

A comment on surgery to remove thyroid, avoid it at all cost, unless it is life threatened, like a thyroid storm. There are too many alternatives that work which one should try before surgery. Our thyroid effects every cell in our body, we need to do whatever we can to heal it to the best of our ability.

Sep 21, 2019 · Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and IVIG Treatment?* in Autoimmune Diseases

Msinvula, You can read my previous post regarding my journey with Hashimoto's. I will tell you IV therapy has been a great therapy for me. I have been doing an immune IV followed up with a glutithione IV. This has made my antibodies lower significantly. Find a functional/integrated medicine doctor or nurse practitioner that will test all your thyroid numbers, vitamins and minerals, your hormones, it is all connected. Get your vitamin D number up and read about Amino acids because they make a difference. Glutithione turns into a tripeptide that turns into Amino acids that do wonders for you and that is only one there are several that help. I also have been taking a lipo injection, not for weight loss but for the l-caritine, great for boosting energy. I hope this helps, it's a journey, read and try things for yourself, you have to advocate for yourself. Best wishes.

Apr 2, 2019 · Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and IVIG Treatment?* in Autoimmune Diseases

Find a functional doc that will prescribe you desiccated thyroid meds. Keep looking until you find one!!! His comment that they are not consistent is a very dated statement and simply not true anymore. You will improve if you add it in addition to your Synthroid or levothyroxine . Also, have that doc do a micro nutrients test and start your supplements, they work. I take IV vitamins, glutathione and ALA therapy every 10 days and have never felt better. As well as my supplements. You may want to take a D3 with K2 the K2 helps your D absorb. The glutathione turns into amino acids and is great detox for your body and liver. My sinuses and breathing have never been better. The ALA is just a series of 4 I'm taking because I'm extremely low on it based on my blood work. But after my first one, I've noticed a difference. Read , read, read, read!! Vitamins, and thyroid and inflammation. Our bodies need this. And we as individuals need to try things and do what makes us feel better. This is a journey, you will feel better, it just takes time.

Oct 21, 2018 · Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and IVIG Treatment?* in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi Jennifer, I've had my silver replaced. But the custom extracts for allergy injections I've never heard of. I'd like to know more about that. My doc did a food allergy test for me, I wasn't to bad. Once I started on Naturethroid and my numbers improved I was able to stop talking my asthma medicine and I was able to stop taking allergy pills daily. But I am lactose intolerant. And allergic to blueberries, pecans and mushrooms. I've been working on cutting my sugar intake, that is definitely a stumbling block for me, but I'm getting better, I rarely drink soda anymore, I'm pretty much a water/tea drinker. I recently have started IV vitamins and am noticing more energy, hopefully the inflammation will come down. Do you have cortisol issues? I know cortisol levels fluctuate throughout the day I've taken blood work twice morning and afternoon and I basically have no cortisol, this worries me. Has your doctor tested you on this? Thanks for your interest.