Old 03-11-2018, 05:37 PM
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Default Seeking Thyroid Help

I have had thyroid troubles for over twenty-five years, and that is despite being skinny as a rail. I have been tested at my local hospital as my thyroid falling within the normal range, but starting in my early teens, I started suffering what became chronic fatigue, panic attacks, and constant chills. I don't recall chills earlier than then, and it was started at a time of great stress; that does not mean necessarily thyroid, but I also had anxiety disorder, as well as a balding scalp before I got my draft card.

My mental agony, as I learned, was about my GABA pathway, given taking niacin cured it; GABA is linked to niacin, as is thyroid, and thus I assume that my problem has been thyroid, even if it has not been officially diagnosed, and now that I am taking niacin, it is less likely it will be, and that is a problem, because I still have issues.

I take iodine in the form of Himalayan mineral salt, as well as niacin, but I still get intermittent chills at time, irrespective of temperature. I have found breaking down niacin tablets is good because I don't need whole ones to get the benefits, but I don't know when precisely to dose; it seems that I don't need niacin once every 24 hours, but more like 36-48.

I just wish my thermo-regulation was a little less hit-or-miss; I don't have a formal diagnosis, and that makes it more difficult. I also hear selenium may help, which I have been taking in the form of brazil nuts.

I could really use a natural-medicine endocrinologist that's in the Puget Sound region; I hear kidney or liver can caused thyroid issues, and without niacin supplements, I'm back to chills,but why? I'd like to find out, and I wonder it is at all to to with my need to frequently urinate, despite not having a full bladder. I've also been told to get my estrogen, testosterone, and vitamin Be levels tested, but what tests, exactly? The one for my thyroid said I'm normal, but it's clearly incorrect.
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:20 AM
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Consider ashwagandha. It's been used for at least 2500 years. One of the most incredible aspects of adaptogenic herbs like ashwagandha is that they can help people with both under-active and overactive thyroid problems. Ashwagandha has been shown to support a sluggish thyroid for people diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, and has been shown to improve the health of those with an overactive thyroid, or Grave’s disease, although the research on the herb’s effects on hyperthyroidism is limited.
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