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    Naturopathic approach?

    Hi everyone - I went to a naturopath last week to get another opinion as to treatment of my newly diagnosed hyper thyroid. I don't have any symptoms, just found this from blood work I did in anticipation of trying to get pregnant soon.

    Has anyone followed a naturopathic doctor's course of treatment for getting their thyroid under control?

    She was very thorough at the visit, did a full physical examination in addition to ordering new blood tests. The results take 10 days, so I go back next week. In the meantime, she put me on some supplements -- basically different forms of the vitamins I was already taking in (so liquid forms as opposed to tablets, that sort of thing).

    My energy levels are up, and I can fee the difference. I still have appointments with endos set up, but I also would like to see what she suggests. She says if I'm not too severe and she can treat me, the medicine she would have me on is safe for pregnancy (unlike other hyper meds).

    Anyone have any feedback on going this route? On naturopathic doctors? !

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    Re: Naturopathic approach?

    Hi mina19

    Naturopath - Dont really have experience so perhaps someone else could help us but I would imagine it's gonna be better in any case....could take slight longer but end results would be better.

    It's really a fact that liquid vitamins and minerals work better than the tablets form as they are absorbed straight away in the bloodstream. I have never used them but I think anni and Ric have been using some liquid form and they were quite happy with it.

    That's good if you are really feeling a difference. Being a hyper, I always had plenty of energy and used to go to gym every day of the week. Re your doctor note on medicine is safe...not sure which medicine is she talking about but I was taking Carbimazole which was safe from my perspective but had some serious side effects.

    Unfortunately not a lot of women have hyperthyroidism as it's quite rare in women. Why don't you speak to someone privately like Dr. Durrat Barry Peatfield who specialises in these kind of things and he would be the best person to tell you what to do in this kind of situation?

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    Re: Naturopathic approach?

    Dr Barry Durrant-Peatfield is a retired MD now practising as a nutrionist, specialising in metabolic health and he holds clinics in many parts of the country. He is extremely well respected amongst thyroid sufferers in this country. and has guided many many people through the dark days of their illness back to feeling well again.

    He has written a book "Your Thyroid and How to Keep it Healthy" , which is written in a very easy to
    understand style, available on line from Amazon, and this would give you a very good background
    knowledge of our disease.

    There are some people who use complementary therapies in Thyroid Disease, usually in addition to
    rather than instead of the usual treatment, but you have to be very careful who you chose.

    Ginny

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    Re: Naturopathic approach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ginny
    He has written a book "Your Thyroid and How to Keep it Healthy" , which is written in a very easy to
    understand style, available on line from Amazon, and this would give you a very good background
    knowledge of our disease.
    Ginny
    This is true but unfortunately, he doesnt say much about hyperthyroidism or doesnt go into too much detail although he does say that RAI should be extremely last measure when there are no more options.

 

 

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