hypothyroid but no real symptomsI am male, 60 years old. Vegetarian.
My condition seems very mild since I do not have actual symptoms. But in a comprehensive med exam I took about 4 years ago my blood work showed TSH to be about 10. And the T3 and T4 were in the normal range but in the lower end. I waited for some time but for about 1-2 years now I starting taking thyroxin, first 50 mcg and for 3 months 75 mcg. An endocrinologist I consulted agreed that my symptoms were negligible and has not increased my dosage of thyroxin even though my TSH is 10.
I would like to stop taking the thyroxin.
I understand that homeopathy is concerned with symptoms so I will try to write briefly about my situation: (just so you can have an idea if you can treat this or not)
No problem with weight. (5'7', 132lbs)
No hair loss.
Sleeping about 8.5 hours in the night. Not tired in the day.
Perhaps a little more sensitive than others to cold. I am not really sure. But it does not bother me.
I do feel that I have a slight sensitivity to noise. I prefer a very quiet environment.
I am not depressed or anything, but I do exhibit signs of nervousness.
My blood work (at the time I found out about the weak thyroid) showed possibly a very mild anemia. I started taking vitamins and so that is no longer an issue.
I am probably somewhat constipated. I do not really know. But I do take Ayurveda medicine (like triphala) that has the benefit of stimulating the bowels. So I do not notice any constipation.
I think that may give you an idea of my condition. I would appreciate your preliminary advice about whether I can stop taking the thyroxine and start taking homeopathic remedies?
thisisallen on 2008-01-22
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