Ok-disclaimer first! I am not a doctor or any kind of medical professional, and what I am doing works for me, so please don't anyone jump on me for dispensing advice, because that's not my intent. I'm not suggesting or advising, but here's my story:
For a while I had been experiencing bouts of heavy fatigue-as in, shouldn't be driving at times, falling asleep at work fatigue. I mentioned it to a friend who suggested I get my thyroid tested-she is on Synthroid (sp?) for hypothyroidism. I have another friend who has been tested repeatedly but in never comes back within "range," so they won't say she is hypo, although she has been on Synthroid before & didn't like it. (They gave her an Rx for it but wouldn't diagnose it)
I researched the symptoms & realized that while many of them could be from other causes, the one that really stuck out was sensitivity to cold in the hands & feet. These two things along with a couple of other ones made me think that could be my problem, but here's the thing: I have a high deductible insurance plan thru work. I was still paying off medical bills from another issue, and I really didn't want to rack up more bills for tests that may or may not be conclusive. I know I'm no different from most everyone else in this circumstance, but for me personally, I need to only go to the doctor when it becomes absolutely necessary. So I did what many of us do-self help thru the interwebs.
Another Sparker mentioned something she takes, so I looked into it: Natra-Bio Thyroid Support. After a lot of hemming & hawing I bought some on Amazon. I fully expected it to not change a thing, but it has. It does not make me "zippy" but I feel more normal-the fatigue isn't completely gone, but I'd say it's about 75% improved. The same with the cold hands. I also sleep better, & notice I don't get the night sweats like I used to. I think my general mood has improved too.
So that is what has worked for me-it's been almost 3 weeks. I should also mention that I have no other medical conditions or issues, and the only Rx I take is birth control. I take supplements daily-a multi, D, & B. I do have my yearly appointment coming up soon & I'll run all this by my OB/Gyn at that time.
| Pounds lost: 37.4