Is There A Cure For Hyperthyroidism?
Posted Sep 18, 2011
Looking back at my life, it appears that I have always had trouble with my thyroid being hyperactive…I guess being younger and healthy made it easier to cope with or I always played it off as my body reacting to stress. However as I get closer to 40, you learn that the body doesn’t rebound as easily. As of recently, sudden rapid heart rate, night sweating, muscle weakness, mental fog, electrical tingling in the hands and nervousness finally reached a tipping point. Something had to be done…
It’s been driving me crazy, I haven’t had any of these problems for years...the last episode I had was probably late 2002. My recent problem may have something to do with all my efforts to lose weight using the 4 Hour Body diet. Although, working out 3 times a week and trail running 6-12 miles on the weekend is supposed to make you feel better right? It did at first for me, but slowly over time I was starting to feel worse and worse! By late August 2011, my body felt like it was allergic to exercise on a day to day basis.
I’ve been checked out by a physician, one test showed excess thyroid hormone and the second test a week later did not…it was somewhat frustrating. Of course, before the first test I felt like death that day, a week later before the second test, I felt better. After researching the symptoms of hyperthyroidism, it sounded really close to what I had been experiencing. Although, after considering the limited treatment options, I just can't get comfortable with cutting out an important gland or exposing it to radioactive iodine.
Meanwhile the symptoms got a lot worse during the second week of September, especially at night. I was getting desperate…there are only so many episodes you can take when your heart rate suddenly jumps from 75 bpm to 150 bpm even though you are only sitting on the couch. It’s pretty scary. Finally, instead of Googling the normal queries like “cure”, “symptoms” or “treatment”, I decided to ask “Why is hyperthyroidism worse at night?” And hit upon a gem of a website.
Now I am only guiding you to this site for information. Always consult your physician before doing any kind of self treatment. The information here can be dangerous if you have some other genetic disorder related to nutrition (like Wilson disease) or if you think that taking more of one vitamin/mineral to make it work faster is a good idea...it's not, so don't do that. Anyway I landed here first. John’s experience was eerily similar to mine, I was almost excited because knew I was on to something.
I found the site on Friday morning before work on September 16. At lunch I went to pick up and ingest the nutritional supplements listed. About one hour later, I felt 200% better! And after a few days of continuing the regimen, I can testify to you that I have only had a few mild symptoms at night that are getting progressively better each day. Now I can sleep through the whole night; there are no more panic attacks; my heart no longer races uncontrollably; the tingling in my hands has almost disappeared and my cognitive abilities are normalizing.
So far it appears that I have had some nutritional deficiencies that were causing all kinds of problems. I am still following up with my physician, but I wanted to share my experience with you because I was inspired by recently reading some very uplifting articles in the October 2011 issue of Discover magazine. The cover has “How to Cure Everything”. I believe medical science is getting there and it will probably be America’s next “technical revolution” where the rest of the world would rely on us for just like they did for the computer and Internet revolutions. Read all the articles from pages 33 to 56 to get a better idea of how close we are to curing malaria, AIDS, allergies, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, addiction and cancer.
NOTE: If you want to explore the rest of the ithyroid.com site, be aware that the links on his site are not set up right, so I will list them here.
*** UPDATE *** After reading this post you are probabaly wondering how my hyperthyroid situation worked out. You can read what happened in my recent post about improving my memory. There you'll find out what worked for me and how I was able to fix my hyperthyroidism without surgery or perscription phramaceuticals.