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canefan17
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Mainstream treatments are very dangerous and have far too many complications and side effects imo.

Anyone dealt with hyperthyroidism?

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I'm taking thyroid armor. I have not had any side effects that I am aware of.

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Is it Graves disease for sure. Sometimes illness and stress leads to hyperthyroidism which will go away on its own.

I have a friend dealing with this right now and they are trying to determine if it is Graves or just due to illness and stress (she does not have Lyme)

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I don't think so, canefan .. but I don't know for sure.

Armour is for HYPOthyroid.

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TF
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I had hyperthyroid for a number of months a few years ago. Due to the symptoms I was having (could not relax, could not rest, pulse of over 120, etc.) a doctor tested my thyroid. The numbers were high.

I went to a great endocrinologist who felt my thyroid and questioned me. He determined that I most likely had a virus that attacked the thyroid and that it would be a temporary thing. He advised no treatment.

Sure enough, after a few months, the numbers went down and eventually back to normal ranges and I felt normal again.

The treatment for hyperthyroid, as he explained it to me, was to kill the thyroid and then have the patient take thyroid hormone for the rest of your life.

The other treatment choices he did not recommend and he gave me the explanation of why.

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My husband has Graves Disease and has taken methimazole for it. He took a course of it, then stopped and his hyperthyroidism did not come back for a few years.

For a while, he felt that going gluten free kept it away. He is eating more and more gluten now and he is back to taking the medicine again.

He has not complained about side effects. His doctor did suggest killing his thyroid but my husband wanted to take the medicine instead. If I recall correctly, in Europe, they do not kill the thyroid but take the medicine instead. So far, his doctor has agreed to this. In general, I think his doctor uses the med for a while then tries the patients off from it.

If you are not gluten free already, I would suggest it. Several natural health doctors have agreed that this would help my husband. But, as I understand it, hyperthyroid can be very dangerous if it gets too bad and needs to be treated. I don't think this is something I would try to deal with on my own with only natural methods. If you don't do the procedure that kills your thyroid, you might not need the medicine forever.

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