Health Fad or Saving Grace?

Monday, July 14, 2014
Without going into details, the last six months have presented some interesting health challenges for me. In a nutshell, my thyroid isn't working and it appears I may be going through premenopause (awaiting the final word on this later this week). You should check out the symptoms for both of these. It's enough to make you cringe.

And that, my friends, has been my life.
After being off all medications of any type for over two years, I am avoiding pharmaceutical intervention at all costs. I decided to try any and every health "fad" to see if (miraculously) one them worked for me. I'm currently working my way through #2.

The first month I tried a cocktail of vitamins, probiotics, and an energy drink mix. I'm not sure it did anything. It did slightly lessen the horrible amount of bloating, but not enough to make it the winner. Today began health fad #2. Will it be another fad, or maybe my saving grace? I'm hoping for the latter.

It consists of a dietary supplement (in the form of a drink mix), two vitamins, and some sort of patch (which looks to contain lots of B vitamins). I've read a lot of great reviews on this stuff, so we'll see. I normally shy away from things like this, believing it's all hocus pocus, but at this point, I'll try anything.

Have any of you suffered from thyroid problems or early menopause? I need some help, people! I think I'm losing my mind. Lord help my husband and everyone else around me if I don't start feeling better. LOL

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  1. Kerry,
    DON'T mess around with your thyroid, you can really mess up. I have been on thyroid meds since I was 10 yrs. It can mess up your metabolism, thinking process, eyesight, ect. I am sure you have read up on it. So get the blood work and meds. BIllie

  2. Here from ICLW. I don't have any personal insight into thyroid issues, but I do have a friend who had a lot of health/dietary issues that seemed to be related (she ended up having it removed as it was cancerous).She needed help and advice from a lot of different areas (doctors, specialists, nutritionist) and there wasn't/isn't any one solution to the challenges she faced with thyroid and after it was removed. It took a lot of work to find the right balance of medication/nutrition etc. So do lots of research and find a doctor(s) who take the time to understand what is going on and give good advice!

  3. Yes, I have hypothyroidism. But I take synthroid, which is prescribed, for my condition. Best to see the doctor about a script rather than do the homeopathic route on this one.

  4. Can't help on that, but can commiserate on getting older (who, me?! I'm still young!!!) and dealing with random health issues. Best of luck sorting it all out.