Our thyroids are being attacked and killed by fluoride, pesticides, toxic metals, food, inflammation and stress. My thyroid was almost killed by this list. I had a TSH of 5.68 (scale of 1-5) thought I was close to death. Researched books The Thyroid Diet Revolution and Menopause Thyroid Solution by Mary J. Shomon. Two years ago I stopped all fluoride, started eating foods (ginger, curry, etc) that were anti inflammation, foods that wouldn't harm my thyroid, used adrenal support OTC's, no sugar drinks, no alcohol, herbals & amino acid supplements from the books' recommendations. I was put on Synthroid 25mcg by my doctor; I was dog tired all the time. He wanted to increase my dose; I told him I am not going to let you shut down my thyroid with Synthroid. Each time you raise my dose you kill my thyroid making thyroxine for my body. I told him I am going to beat this and I did. I now have a TSH of 2.38. Still on Synthroid 25mcg but probably to stop after next test. Doctors don't do us any favors using medication unless thyroid is already totally wiped out and then we have no choice. If you have a functioning thyroid don't let doctors coerce you into medications because they are too lazy or uninformed to tell you what is best for you and that is to heal your body and lifestyle not become a levothyroxine junkie. Sure it isn't easy, need discipline and determination but your life will be far better with a healthy body and HEALTHY THYROID GLAND. (I apologize for so long a post)
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