Hi, I'm new. I'm female, age 48. I was diagnosed with hyper in August. TSH .01 Free T4 2.63 I started acupuncture, yoga, went to a naturopath who put me on supplements to boost my immune system. Both the naturopath and the acupuncturist believe that this condition is caused by stress. I had an acute period of a few days in which my symptoms were very bad (before diagnosis). But now my symptoms are very mild: occational strong heart pumping, mild fatigue, some tremors mostly in my legs when I work out. I retook the labs in September and my TSH was .02 Free T4 2.38. So, does that mean I'm getting better? I'm leading a fairly normal life...maybe at about 80% of my previous activity level. Yesterday I went for an uptake scan, and with a final % of 63%. That's double the norm. The technician was surprised that my symptoms are so mild. I'm waiting to hear from the endo. I'm quite certain he's going to recommend RAI based on a previous conversation. There is no way that I will do that at this point. I don't even know if I want to take the medication that lowers thyroid activity. I feel like I should continue with the natural remedies since I'm FEELING okay. Any suggestions?
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