My last post was about 12 months ago, when after having tried just about all natural alternatives to treat Graves Disease I had to finally take Neo Mercazole. As mentioned last, I was started off by my GP on half a tablet, four times a day. Yes, I did improve to a certain degree, and my bloodtests 3 months ago finally came back normal for T3 and T4, boarderline for TSH (now leaning towards hypo), but absolutely NO change to Antibodies. Interesting! No, I cannot get a plausible answer to my questions from my doctors, nothing which would explain antibodies still being high. In the meantime, Thyroid Eye Disease started to get worse. Vision got much more blurry, to the point where it was not possible for me to drive a car safely due to sudden double vision. Trust me, it is scary. Now I have been doing a lot of research and experimenting again, and slowly things are turning around. I have started taking an enzyme called Serrapeptase 3x day, which really helps with inflammation and has improved my vision. Coupled with Curcumin and Fishoil, my vision has improved to the point that I can now drive again (very few double vision episodes). We really have to look at inflammation as number one reason for excess antibody formation, so supplements to treat inflammation and support the liver are most important. I have also been taking a chinese herb, Duanwood Reishi by Dragon Herbs, which I get from iherb in the US. Duanwood Reishi is an adaptogen, which means it helps to regulate your immune system. It finally normalized my heart beat, and I do feel so much calmer. In May 2018 I joined the Gym, and started with light weights to build up muscle tone again. Today, not even 6 months later, I have almost reached my normal weight again (from 46kg back to nearly 55kg). This weight gain has happened gradually, and my energy has returned gradually as well. I have also started to do a Yoga class a week, which takes away the aches and pains in the joints and ligaments.
Also, I found that I really had to start daily eye exercises, and you can access these online for free via integraleyesight.com
The presenter is Nathan Oxenfeld, and he teaches the Bates Method. Easy to follow, and even a little will make a difference.
I hope this gives all of you who are battling out there the courage to take care of yourself. My medication is now reduced to half a tablet twice a day. I keep up my supplements, my daily exercise program, and most of all, my focus has now gone from "the disease" to "healing journey". By the way, I only do bloodtests about once every 3 months. My GP is ok with it, and I am definitely NOT seeing an endocrynologist. Much love to all of you!