How familiar are the following signs and symptoms?Exhaustion or fatigue, depression, sensitive to cold or cold hands & feet, weight gain, muscle & joint pains
, carpal tunnel, painful soles of the feet
, swollen or puffy face, eyes, arms or legs, menstrual abnormalities, constipation, breast tenderness, fuzzy head
, infertility, voice changes, increased response to allergies (itching, prickly hot skin, rashes
, uticaria), regular infections such as sinus or thrush, dry hair, skin & nails, hair loss, thin eyebrows, high cholesterol, or haven’t been well since an infection/virus.
How familiar are these symptoms?
Weight loss without trying, insomnia, irritability, panic attacks, poor concentration, palpitations
, rapid pulse, high blood pressure, increased sweating, tremors, diarrhea, tiredness
, thickening of the skin, anxiety, infertility, amenorrhea or light menses, muscle pain & weakness (upper arms and thighs particularly), eye problem
s, bulging eyes, mood swings
, fine and brittle hair.
When I was 20 the drs declared me clinically depressed and put me on all kinds of psyc. drugs... When I was 25 I miss carried and my primary care dr discovered my thyroid (which my other Dr had be aware of)- was off the charts...
I am trying to catch up on all this reading- currently I take a high dose of Levothyroxine... which I hate taking and had weaned myseld off of, but went back on when I got pregnant with DD. I notice a huge difference when I am off it in many areas of my life- but would love to manage this in a more natural way.
The supplementing sounds good - but how is that better than this pill? I skimmed over most of the thread- its hard to find time to really sit and focus- but I am doing it bit by bit.
We have been introducing "organic" Dulse into out diets... probably not the best source of iodine but DD is anemic so we use if for the iron. (since we hope to get her off the iron supplement soon... we have lead in our house so we are keeping her on it to prevent lead absorbtion at this point)
This is a GREAT thread though- thank you!