Hypothyroid - Looking for helpHello,
I have just recently been diagnosed with hypothyroid, but I believe it has been a condition I have been living with for quite some time. I have been told that I will most likely have to live on synthetic hormones for the rest of my life. I do not believe this is healthy nor will it help improve my immune system, which seems to be the ultimate problem.
I want to use homeopathics to bring my body back into balance and hopefully avoid the pharmaceuticals. Could anyone with the appropriate background give me suggestions on what direction I should take?
Thanks so much for your concern and help.
cynthia17 on 2010-08-01
Dr.Saravanan last decade
and post all the questions here duly answered. On that basis your remedy may be worked out.
♡ kadwa last decade
iloveyou last decade
Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experiences and happenings.
1. Describe your main suffering?
Tired, worn out feeling, pain in joints, short term memory lapses, frustration, tinnitis, cannot always think clearly, annoyed, slightly depressed, cannot conceive
2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
Hair falling out (new), constipation, eyes go in and out of focus by end of day, floaters in eyes, constant post nasal drip, allergies, receding gums, gingivitis, bags under eyes (new), bloating after meals, gas after some meals.
3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
I get frustrated easily, frustration turns to being mad especially during PMS, slightly depressed, don't feel as though anything is going my way, feel boxed in, worried about family when they/I leave (but not obsessively), irritable. Frustration seems to be the strongest out of all.
4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?
Angry, tired, depressed, joint pain, allergies, post nasal drip, like I'm moving through a world that has been filled with pudding. Everything is harder to do and deal with.
5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
Quite honestly I don't know. I have been complaining of these symptoms for more than a decade, but I also had some strenuous jobs with very long hours, long weeks, and took a lot of patience so everyone, including myself, believed that was the issue until this month when it was discovered that I was having problems conceiving then my thyroid was tested. I've had allergies since I was 7 and had asthma into my early twenties. My joint issues started about 4 or 5 yrs ago. The tinnitus started about 10 years ago. The wearyness became extreme 2 years ago. The short term memory issues started not quite 2 years ago.
6. Which time of the day you are worst?
7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?
Aggravations: Combination of heat and humidity; Cold drafts; PMS; sometimes before a thunderstorm (depends on air pressure); lack of fresh air; lack of movement, sleep.
Ameliorations:Fresh air; movement; rain; thunderstorms; warmth.
8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?
PMS and Menses intensify the issue. Densely salted water exhausts me when I swim in it - I need to nap afterwards, but after a few days it doesn't bother me. Outside is better than inside. Large spaces are better than small spaces.
9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
I feel better in hot, dry or (summer)rainy weather.
10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.
Moody; easily offended; laid back; irritable; frustrated; angry; worried; constantly thinking; annoyed; argumentative; want to make things better; feel as though I'm constantly stretching to try to get to where I want to be mentally, psychologically, physically; slightly depressed; fighting against laziness.
- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
Before I have less energy and sometimes have a headache.
During I feel energized, relaxed, and happy.
- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
Yes and no. It depends on the person. I also need to let out anger and frustration (in verbal non-attacking way) before I can really listen.
- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
Excessively loud sounds and loud high end noise bothers me. Flourescent lighting annoys me.
- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?
Every once in a while I'll catch myself saying a thought out loud.
Ok, I guess I do. I tend to push out my bottom jaw, which I'm trying to stop. And I tend to move (together not apart) my lips when I'm thinking.
- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
I love them all very deeply. I feel very blessed, lucky whatever you want to call it to have such wonderful people in my life. My mother and father I have childhood issues with, but I have worked through 95 percent of those. I do resent my sibling for not being closer to the family and its responsibilities, but otherwise we're good.
11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
I fear that my pets or husband will die before I return home (this came from having a relationship with someone where there was an actual concern and I haven't shaken it off.) I fear that I am stuck and won't be able to achieve the things I want to achieve in this life. I fear not being good enough.
Currently I do not have any recurring dreams of a particular situation.
12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
I crave sweets, but not artificial sweets. Sugar, desserts with fruit in them. I crave balanced meals that aren't heavy. When I was vegetarian I craved bacon.
I don't like sour or tart or salty. I don't like beef. I don't like fat.
13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?
14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
More than normal. As though I'm trying to find something I'm not getting, but don't know what it is so I eat.
15. Is there any kind of food which your body cant stand?
16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?
I guess for my activity level, its normal. My trunk seems to sweat first.
17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
I easily get constipated. D3 constipates me. PMS constipates me. The week before a full moon does as well.
18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
I sleep ok. I always wake up tired so I'm guessing not terribly well. I mostly sleep on my right side or my back, although I sleep on all sides. I do turn a lot during the night.
19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?
20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all?
I feel separated from others. I tend to think a lot: creatively, how to make things (the job, my life, others' lives, the world) better, I analyze, I criticize, I wonder, I investigate, I look into patterns and reasons. (Yes, I'm an artist of several kinds.) I tend to think deeper. I want to change things for the better. Just when I think I'm beginning to understand people I'm surprised. I don't seem to let things go without thinking about them, which seems to separate me from others.
21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?
8 years ago I was prescribed Sepia CM, which never seemed to fully deal with my issues. Now that I have been diagnosed as having Hypothyroidism I'm taking GTA, a naturopathic. It seems to be helping only a little. I feel that everything is only better by about 15%.
22. What major diseases are running in your family?
Thyroid issues, but no one knows exactly. Breast cancer, colon cancer, Parkinsens, arthritis. None of these occurred in anyone until their late 60s to 80s.
23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance
5'8', large boned, narrow/long face, auburn hair, hazel eyes, white skin one step up from Irish white, weak nails, vertical ridges on nails, 182 lbs, bruise easily, hour glass shape,
24. (ONLY FOR FEMALES)
If you are not having normal menstrual cycles, please answer the following questions:
- Are the periods early, regular or late in general? How long do they last?
They have been a bit early, arriving between 25 and 27 days and lasting about 4 or 5
- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods?
Yes. I get constipated, irritable, emotional (not weepy), bloated, frustrated, light headed sometimes, crave protein, hungrier.
- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive?
day 1: scanty / day 2: very heavy / day 3: heavy or normal / day 4: very light / day 5: spotting
- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery?
Its thick on day one, but bright red for rest of days.
- Do you notice any clots in the flow?
cynthia17 last decade
PMS: also includes night sweats
Meds: also include 'Vitex Extract' and 'Bio PMT' for PMS.
Both seem to help.
Thank you for any input you may have.
cynthia17 last decade
One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 4 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 3-4 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.
Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.
♡ kadwa last decade
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