I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism over a year ago! Since then I have done a lot of research on the subject to see what causes hypothyroidism, what the symptoms are and what can or can`t be done to treat it.

Today I am on Synthroid 0.150 micrograms and there are not may days when I can actually say that I feel good! I have no appetite, loosing weight, my hair is dry and brittle, no energy, bad headaches, constipated for days at a time, then there are days that i really think i am losing it. I find it very hard to fall asleep and when I do i can sleep for 10-15 hours without waking. I just feel like a little part of me is dieing every day! Yet my doctor says this is normal. Well I am sorry but I do not find anything normal in that!

I asked my doctor about a natural remedy, but we all know how doctors feel about the subject of natural remedies for hypothyroidism! I searched on the internet for natural remedies and I found tons of sites with this info, but does it really work? I have not as yet met or talked with anyone who has tried it, so now I asked myself "Where do i go from here"

Is there something I can do or take that will help me? Is there certain foods that I should not eat? Am I forever stuck with Synthroid?
Synthroid is not natural and the body can and will reject it, it is foreign to our bodies. Synthroid is the first medication I was prescribed for hypothyroidism!
Are there side affects from taking Synthroid? I asked my doctor and he told me not to worry, it was safe! But how can something that is not natural be safe for humans to take?

With all these unanswered questions it makes it even harder to understand what hypothyroidism is. I know that millions of people have hypothyroidism and they take their Synthroid faithfully each day as prescribed and some people feel great.
I just wish i was one of those people because I honestly do not remember the last time I felt great!

Below I have listed the symptoms of hypothyroidism:

Early symptoms:

* Poor muscle tone (muscle hypotonia)
* Fatigue
* Cold intolerance, increased sensitivity to cold
* Depression
* Muscle cramps and joint pain
* Arthritis
* Goiter
* Thin, brittle fingernails
* Thin, brittle hair
* Paleness
* Dry, itchy skin
* Weight gain and water retention.
* Bradycardia (low heart rate: less than sixty beats per minute)
* Constipation

Late symptoms:

* slow speech and a hoarse, breaking voice.
* Dry puffy skin, especially on the face
* Thinning of the outer third of the eyebrows. (Sign of Hertoghe)
* Abnormal menstrual cycles
* Low basal body temperature

Less common symptoms:

* Migraine headache
* Impaired memory
* Anxiety/panic attacks
* Urticaria (hives)
* Impaired cognitive function (brain fog) and inattentiveness
* A slow heart rate with ECG changes including low voltage signals. Diminished cardiac output and decreased contractility.
* Reactive (or post-prandial) hypoglycemia
* Pericardial effusions may occur.
* Sluggish reflexes
* Hair loss
* Early greying of the hair
* Anemia caused by impaired hemoglobin synthesis (decreased EPO levels), impaired intestinal iron and folate absorption or B12 deficiency from pernicious anemia

* Difficulty swallowing
* Shortness of breath with a shallow and slow respiratory pattern.
* Impaired ventilatory responses to hypercapnia and hypoxia.
* Increased need for sleep
* Osteopenia or Osteoporosis
* Irritability and mood instability
* Yellowing of the skin due to impaired conversion of beta-carotene to vitamin A
* Impaired renal function with decreased GFR.
* Thin, fragile or absent cuticles
* Elevated serum cholesterol
* Acute psychosis (myxedema madness) is a rare presentation of hypothyroidism
* Decreased libido
* Decreased sense of taste and smell (late, less common symptoms)
* Puffy face, hands and feet (late, less common symptoms)
* Premature wrinkling on the face

So now that I know what the symptoms of hypothyroidism and I can say I have nearly all of the above, what if any hope is there for finding something to help me and probably thousands of others suffering from hypothyroidism?

If you have hypothyrodism, and are taking or doing something that does help,please take the time to leave me a comment and let me know what you are doing an how it has helped you. In doing so you will not only be helping me but perhaps thousands of other hypothyroidism suffers!
At this point I think I would be willing to try anything if it will help!

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  1. I also have this and am very tired of trying things that do not work!
    If you find something that does please let me know here!

  2. It sounds like 150ug dose is still too low. Your doctor should recommend increasing the dose, but do it slowly and have regular blood counts done for TSH and T4.

    I have also read about homeopathic remedies but would be dubious to try them. The effects of hypothyroidism are too severe for me to trust trying something else. Also I would be wary of finding a "cure" on the internet with unsubstantiated recommendations from people you don't know. I write web sites and recommendations are easy to fake. Knowing how awful I felt before diagnosis I would not risk my health trying an alternative, but that's my choice.

    BTW if you get a TSH count done I would be interested in hearing what your results are. This gives a good indication as to whether the replacement therapy is working. For the record my initial count, on diagnosis, was 156. I currently I run at a count of about 5. Apparently "normal" TSH levels are between 0 and 2.

    I've been living with this condition for 6 years now and am unusual in so much as I am male, and in my 30's.

  3. I went to a specialist for hypothyroidism and it almost felt like she was laughing at me.
    All she did was increase my Synthyroid! I still have trouble to fall asleep and when i do i can sleep for 12 to 16 hours if no one wakes me.
    My last TSH test was at 17,so i am still no further ahead then when i started!
    I do not trust what is online for this! But i have found that by not eating certain foods that i do feel better and if i eat them i feel worse!

  4. When I was diagnosed very late in the condition (the Mxxedma stage) the first thing my doctor did was send me to see a specialist. For that I will be eternally grateful because his recommendations have probably saved my life. I highly recommend you ask your doctor to send you to an endocrinologist, particularly if you aren't feeling any improvement since starting treatments. I also highly recommend regular visits to Mary Shoman's website. The is the ultimate authority on thyroid disease and the top advocate for all of us who suffer from it. Mary is one of us and she has made it her business to research all aspects of thyroid disease. If anyone has been on Synthroid or any other medication for a year and isn't feeling remarkable improvement either get a new doctor or insist on more elaborate testing. My thyroid was the victim of radiation treatments to one of my eyes when I was a child but it took years and years before it finally quit working - it wasn't until my visit to the specialist that I realized any health issues I had experienced over my adult years were all related to my thyroid stopping or sputtering! Freezing cold, hair loss, deep and raspy voice (at least an octave lower than normal), swelling and water retention, aches and pains all over, lethargy and complete halt to menstration are just to name a few that plagued me for well over 25 years off and on before my thyroid quit completely. Within a year of commencing treatment I finally had my life back for the first time in years. The only residual that I was challenged with was to lose a good 60 pounds that had piled on in the 15 months prior to my diagnosis. No family history of thyroid disease either. See your doctor and insist on help.

  5. It is really not fun at all to deal with thryoid deficiency. My advise is to find a doctor or endocrinologist and take some natural thyroid for your health.

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