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Any Ideas or Natural Remedies

Hello I am new. I was diagnosed with Hurthle Cell Carcinoma in 2010 and had surgery to remove the cancer and the thyroid and the calcium glands. I have been on Levothyroxine since then. Dosage fluctuates constantly. I HATE the medication, so I want to know if any of you have a different alternative like, oh let's say a natural remedy. I stopped taking it for the last 4 months and I can tell the difference. I can't remember crap, I have constant headaches, and am freezing cold most of the time, and super tired!!! The meds used to cause hair loss, but now my hair is flourishing from natural products and foods since I stopped. I am a fitness nut so I work out on a consistent basis. But I CANNOT do this med anymore! Any suggestions or ideas???

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Are you saying you haven't been taking any thyroid medication for 4 months?

I also had Hurthle cell carcinoma but only lost my thyroid gland and parathyroid glands remained intact. I didn't get on with Levothyroxine only at all but I'm fine on Levothyroxine + Liothyronine (T3).

Armour, NatureThroid, Erfa, Thyroid-S and Thiroyd are brands of Natural Desssicated Thyroid but the only 'natural' thing about it is the T4 and T3 derived from dried pig thyroid. The rest of the ingredients and processes to produce tablets are synthetic.


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