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