Underactive thyroid, any solution idea's that don't involve taking medicine?

I seem to get side effects from medication so I try to steer clear of it. I have tried lugols which is great for getting your energy back but I find it a bit unpredictable re overstepping the mark without warning & going into hyper thyroid mode & being super hyper for a few days.
Lugols is an iodine solution. I think stress caused the condition a it happened after a serious of very stressful & unpleasant events. I might try the homeopathic suggestion.

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  • sOuL dOcToR

    Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormone. Since the main purpose of thyroid hormone is to "run the body’s metabolism", it is understandable that people with this condition will have symptoms associated with a slow metabolism.

    Hypothyroidism – CAUSE
    There are two fairly common causes of hypothyroidism. The first is a result of previous (or currently ongoing) inflammation of the thyroid gland which leaves a large percentage of the cells of the thyroid damaged (or dead) and incapable of producing sufficient hormone. The most common cause of thyroid gland failure is called autoimmune thyroiditis (also called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), a form of thyroid inflammation caused by the patient’s own immune system. The second major cause is the broad category of "medical treatments". As noted on a number of our other pages, the treatment of many thyroid conditions warrants surgical removal of a portion or all of the thyroid gland. If the total mass of thyroid producing cells left within the body are not enough to meet the needs of the body, the patient will develop hypothyroidism.

    Hypothyroidism – SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
    Fatigue
    Weakness
    Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
    Coarse, dry hair
    Dry, rough pale skin
    Hair loss
    Cold intolerance (can’t tolerate the cold like those around you)
    Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches
    Constipation
    Depression
    Irritability
    Memory loss
    Abnormal menstrual cycles
    Decreased libido

    Hypothyroidism – HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT & Medicines
    Homeopathy offers good prognosis to cases of hypothyroidism. Medicines like Calcare phos, Calcarea carb, Lapis alb, Iodium, Thyroidinum, Spongia, Lycopus, Calcarea iod etc are often found indicated in cases of hypothyroidism.

    Homeopathic Treatment requires strict individualization. Please do not take any medicine without consulting your physician/homeopath

    Take care and Best of heath to you.

  • George P. N

    it is possible to do it with thyroidinum, ask a homeopathic doctor

  • oldtimekid

    I’m not sure what type of medicines you’ve tried, but there are a few natural products that are very good for Thyroid health. There’s Iodine (a mineral), L-Tyrosine (an Amino Acid), Coleus Forskohlii (an herb, specifically the root), and some antioxidants.
    Most people have no adverse side effects from any supplements (most of which are from drugs interacting with them), so you should be perfectly safe trying any of those. You may want to check with your doctor to find the appropriate doses you should take for optimal Thyroid health. Good luck!

  • joe h

    Having an "underactive thyroid" can mean a whole host of things. There are many different causes as to why someone’s pituitary gland, thyroid gland, production, conversion, and utilization of thyroid hormone can cause the signs and symptoms of an underactive thyroid.

    Solutions to thyroid problems depends on the cause of the problem.

    There are things that you can do such as eliminate processed soy products, fluoride, and toxic exposure which be beneficial to everyone.

    Some supplements such as selenium and iodine may be beneficial if they are currently being under supplied or underutilized, though you need to be careful with titration.

    Ultimately, you’d want to target your treatment towards the underlying problem.

    Below is a blog that I’m putting together that should help you determine how to go about this.

  • Susan Yarrawonga

    You are probably deficient in iodine so plenty of sea food might help or an iodine supplement.

  • CosmicSoul

    If you are hypothyroid – YOU NEED THYROID HORMONE. This is not a medicie and it give you no side effects if it is dosed correctly. You would supply your body with a substance that is crutial but your body does not make. There is no natural solution to this – if you have no thyroid hormone then you need thyroid hormone. A diabetic makes no insulin – they need to take insulin. This is pretty simple. Others here are right – you can also make lifestyle changes which could positively effect your thyroid’s health. Why would you not take thyroid hormone? If untreated the body can go into myxedema coma which can be fatal. Thyroid hormone is not a medicine – it is just what it is callaed – a hormone. Your body needs it. The thyroid hormone we produce goes into every single cell of your body to manage metabolic processes. I wish you good luck!
    ps: some people do not need iodine – so you should test it first if you need it.

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