Thursday, July 29, 2010

Yesterday I went in for blood work to re-check my thyroid. Today I talked to my Dr. to go over the results... When I first went to my Dr., 3 months ago, my thyroid was at a 4.69. Today it is at a 4.36, it should be between 1.0 and 2.0. For the past 3 months, I was on a thyroid medication (1 Grain). My Dr. now wants to increase the dose to 1.5 Grains and then have my blood work re-tested in 4-6 weeks.
Symptoms: My hair is still coming out by the handfuls, my energy level comes and goes... but most importantly, I can't lose a single pound and have actually gained!!

I can say that with all the fruit and veggies I have been eating, my energy levels have been improving. I exercise a lot, and am always on the go... so there is improvement there :)

I want the weight to come off and I want to see the transformation I am looking for to prepare for upcoming goals of competing in a show. So this is the only drag with the whole thyroid thing... the weight part messes with me.

I want to fix my thyroid issue with the knowledge of sea vegetables and the proven facts behind it... I just don't know where to begin. It will be like an experiment and I feel that I don't have that much time from now till my planned show date to be sitting here "experimenting" with kelp and nori! Lol ;) But it's either experiment with a natural remedy or keep taking prescription drugs... that I will ALWAYS be on for the rest of my life!
My heart is saying "do the nori!" Because I know it works. My only fear is, trying to do this by myself for the next 4-6 weeks then have my blood work done again and find out there is NO difference in my results. THAT will be frustrating. Do I jump on the 1.5 Grain and ride it out for 4-6 weeks, have my blood work done then depending on the results, make a decision to do it by myself then? I don't know! I'm truly stuck on what to do here!

Anyone who has succeeded with overcoming a hypothyroid issue through sea vegetables, please share your testimony with me!! Any tips and advice I will take with much gratefulness!

Thank you!!!


TheFitnessFreak said...

I can only tell you Malynda that after 1-1/2 years of being 95-100% Raw there has been a little change in my thyroid but not as much as I was hoping. I know that sea vegetables help but I'm not a big fan. I am taking kelp tablets instead since the iodine is supposed to be good for the thyroid.

I am taking Armour Thyroid because I have had much better luck with it than I did with Synthroid and it is a natural substance unlike Synthroid. Most doctors are hesitant to prescribe it but just demand it and they'll do it.You can see if you notice a difference. I take 90mg a day which I think is comparable to 1.5 grains. I feel 100 times better between a 1.0 and 2.0 and I can really tell when I go over 2.0. I start bumping in to things, getting crabby, very impatient, and my cycle is out of whack. That will be your best indicator. If you ever have any questions, e-mail or facebook me. I have been doing this for 10 years so I've been through it all. Hang in there girl!

Love ya, Nicole

Malynda Twitchell said...

WOW!!! Thank you so much Nicole!!

I am on Nature-Throid right now... possibly a more "natural" prescription?
I know that my cycle is all out of whack... I have the IUD so I can usually tell because I get break outs... but lately my breakouts have been so bad!! on my cheeks, chin, forehead... it's horrible :(
and impatient.. YEP!!!!! Cranky, moody, snappy! CHECK!!! Lol... and it's not me! I don't "normally" behave this way. I need to get in the 1.0-2.0 range... I know that so much will be better, ya know!

Thanks for all your advice!! I'm so happy to know you and know that you know what to do!!! you're a doll!!