Under a website called Natural Endocrine Solutions, the doctor states,
“In summary, the TSH is commonly depressed in hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease. Although antithyroid medications and herbs such as methimazole and bugleweed can cause an increase in the TSH, these agents aren’t doing anything for the cause of the problem. As for how long it takes for the TSH to normalize without the help of antithyroid medication or bugleweed, it can take up to 12 months, and in some cases longer than this. But as long as the thyroid hormone levels are consistently decreasing there shouldn’t be a concern.”
So, what “I” get out of this is treating GD’s cause (auto-immune disease) through diet and usage of “clean” personal and cleaning products (plus, other assorted clean things we should do) and stress reduction (possibly, through meditation, yoga, low-intensity exercise) HOPEFULLY, one’s GD can be handled within a years time.....only if one’s self-care is consistently “clean and non-toxic.” (For the rest of their life.)
Here is the article:
Sometimes, it’s good to see a little light at the end of the tunnel.
So planning on doing the radioactive iodine soon. Any suggestions on what to do for 3 days in isolation?
So I want to have kids in the future. Methimazole causes birth defects. If you remove your thyroid, there are still immunoglobulin that can cross the placenta and cause hyperthyroidism in the fetus. Has anyone got pregnant after being diagnosed and had a healthy baby?