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9/8/19 6:52 P

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I hope that the holistic endo can help you. It's tough dealing w/Hashimotos.

I definitely find this is getting into one tough time of the year. As seasons change, it really affects my thyfoid. And wne winter goes to spring, again tough. I found, something about the seasonal changes can get the thyroid thyroid out again, so the medication has to be adjusted.

Anyway, wish you luc.

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9/8/19 6:01 P

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Hi everyone,

I just joined the team - been an off and on member of Spark for awhile. I find that if I am going to be on the computer before bed, I should do something constructive instead of playing a game. So, decided to become an active member again.

I have Hashimoto's - diagnosed about 20 years ago. About 3 years ago, I decided I wanted to heal my thyroid naturally, or at least see if it was possible. I stopped all medication and changed my diet. My FM md, referred me to a holistic endocrinologist. There are many people that are able to heal their thyroid after being diagnosed, I am not one of them.

Unfortunately I have to take medication. I have a feeling that it is generic, but I am also a radiologic technologist. When I first started my career, there was no such thing as a thyroid shield. Quite often when x-raying a trauma victim, I would find myself in the room telling "someone to just take the picture" while I was holding the patient (without any protection). It didn't happen often, but it did happen. Nowadays you would NEVER see this! But I digress.

We tried several of the natural meds - Armour and Nature-thyroid. The Nature-Thyroid was great - however, production was not guaranteed and I wound up having to try to adjust to Armour. What I wound up with was unbelievably cracked heels and a generalized feeling of unwell and moodiness. It has been a year and I am back on synthetic meds. I take both a T3/T4 combo to give me what I need and after a year and half of cracked heels I can finally walk around barefoot without fear of pain.

I do take Turmeric and Ashwaganda. Ashwaganda gives me the energy that I have always felt that I was lacking. I have heard that another herb Guggulu provided even more thyroid support so that will be the next thing that I roll into my regimen.

I am interested to learn from others what has helped as well!

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomfort.

Lesley - Boston, MA

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