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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.

Oct 9, 2018 · Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and IVIG Treatment?* in Autoimmune Diseases

I have hashimoto's. In 2016 what has changed my world has been finding a functional medicine doctor or nurse practitioner that wants to heal the root problems causing the inflammation attacking and causing the Hashimoto's. My old doctor and endocrinologist (and there were 5 total) none of them would listen to me they all wanted to just up my dosage of Levo. But after lots of reading (articles and testimonials) I knew I needed to try other things specifically a desiccated thyroid medicine along with my levothyroxine. My body was not converting my T cells properly. My body temperature was always low in the 67 to 74 range. It is normal now. I had SVT, which I had an ablation surgery for and have not had problems since the surgery. I had low blood pressure my blood pressure is normal. All the other symptoms that go along with hypothyroid, for the most part have diminished I'm still working on my internal inflammation I think that will be a lifelong journey. I get my blood work every 4 months my medicine changes often but my functional medicine doctor test all my numbers my TSH, T3 and T4 my free T3 and free T4, and my antibodies. She put me on Naturethroid along with my Levo. There are different desiccated medicines I've tried 3 different ones, Naturethroid works best for me.
My dosage of Levothyroxine has lowered to 25 mg. It was at 150. I also had a micronutrients blood work test done and was low on eight different vitamins I supplement with lots of vitamins and herbs and IV vitamins. I feel better than I have in years. I'm to the point now that I have enough energy to start walking for exercise so it's an ongoing journey. I do take IgG as a pill supplement and it helps with my immune system and our immune system is what we want to build strong for our health and with Hashimoto's. Adressing your digestive gut issues is as important a solution for your Hashimoto's. They go hand-in-hand. I take my probiotics religiously. I hope this helps you on your journey keep reading, keep trying things that make you feel better.