I am newly diagnosed hypER & was given Carbimazole 5mg to take twice daily 29 May 2013.
Before deciding not to take this drug I googled as much info as I could and got the following information.
I already have a good diet because I don't eat processed food & I have mainly a vegan diet. But I stopped drinking tea & coffee, increased my veg intake by juicing and now no gluten.
I found out for myself that SOY is a big no no. I heart/pulse races and I finally tracked it down to the soy in the vitamins pills. My pulse was over 120 but now down to 75-85 just by be careful what I put in my mouth.
I've stopped playing badminton because I know it would be too much strain on me..
I take 1500kg of L-Carnitine per day as suggested by my GP - there is an Italian study that suggests this will reverse or reduce hyperthyroidism.
I also take a homeopathic remedy Nat mur (prescribed by a homeopath).
I've also read that herbs can help > Bugleweed, lemon balm, mothewort and others. So I plan to see a herbist if the above doesn't work.
My question is has anyone else tried to do this without the drugs and what worked for you?
There are so many theories that I have read like low on copper, iodine, stress, smoking, genes, that may cause hypER so I wonder if the 'cure' is based on the the type of cause.
Very much appreciate anything you have to say -good or bad.