I posted on this site about a month ago, and today I wish to post an update on my situation dealiing with Hyperthyroidism. I have stuck to my decision not to take medication, for whatever I am reading on this forum regarding the site effects is not pleasant. My heart goes out to you. However, going the natural way is not an easy road, as for some reason it seems to be difficult to find a natural health practitioner who will take this on. My chinese medicine practitioner has taken his hands off me with regards to chinese herbs, so I am researching myself. Trust me, there are chinese herbs who help with Yin deficiency of Kidney and heart, liver fire and phlegm stagnation. In fact, chinese medicine sites explain Hyperthyroidism so well, I really get it. In the moment I am taking one supplement from Sun Herbal (Australian company) to help with kidney yin deficiency & racing heart. Now working with one Naturopath. Cleaning up my diet (gluten, dairy & sugar free), taking high doses of Magnesium powder, use a supplement from a company called Metagenics (Thyrocalm & AdrenoCalm 3x day), Milk Thistle to support liver, Acetyl-l-carnitine to help with heart function and thyroid, and I have just ordered a herb called Bugleweed, which has a calming action on Thyroid and heart. Essential oils, such as Frankinsence, do help as well. I am slowly improving; heart is not beating that fast anymore, stomach cramps are totally gone, so is diarrhoea (good probiotic). My eyes have stopped popping out, and the swelling is going down. At the moment we do have intense heat in Australia - anything between 35 and 40 degrees, which is not so good when you are hyperthyroid. I know I have a long way to go, and I am fortunate that I have a Naturopathic background. It is still a scary experience, especially when family and friends think you have gone crazy going natural. PS: I do have to find another GP who is more supportive of natural therapies. I'll get back to you in another 4 weeks, and hope this helps some of you..