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Do I have an overactive thyroid?

Hi, I am looking for some advice.

I have been experiencing many of the symptoms of an overactive thyroid (weight loss, feeling hot, sweaty, anxious, fast heart rate, memory problems, hair loss) and wanted to try to balance things naturally before seeking any medical help (I have heard horror stories about the medical treatment of hyperthyroidism). I started taking bugleweed tincture just over a week ago as I wanted to get started on something asap and it was highly reccommended by a lot of people from various websites and forums. I also sent off for a blood test and at the point of testing I had been taking the bugleweed for about a week. I got the results back today and they are within the normal range, is it possible that the bugleweed has made a difference already?

These are my results:


FREE THYROXINE 15.9 pmol/l 12.0 - 22.0

I know I really should have taken the blood test before doing anything else but I was really deteriorating and wanted to start doing something to help. I guess it is also important to add that I have been starting to feel better on the bugleweed.

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I don't know about the bugle weed but my best advice would be to see your GP because you could be hyper but the symptoms could be down to many things such as vitamin deficiencies, menopause (I don't know your age) self diagnosis and treatment can be very dangerous


Please check contents of bugle weed as it contains iodine


Thank you but I have not found any information on bugleweed that suggests it contains iodine, on the contrary:

'research has shown that Bugleweed lowers blood sugar levels and inhibits the production of thyroid-stimulating hormones by inhibiting iodine metabolism in the body.'

If you could provide me with any more information about bugleweed containing iodine I would be grateful.


Traditionally used to stop iodine conversion in the thyroid gland. we need some iodine. sorry for the mistake


That's okay! And yes, if we had no iodine our thyroid wouldn't work at all! Of course, moderated doses wont inhibit all iodine conversion. I wont be taking it forever, its advised use is to manage the condition while the cause is treated, then you wean off it slowly. Thanks for replying! :)


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Oh, interesting! Thank you :)


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