Graves Disease (thyroid) historical posts January 1998

Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds?

Posted by Sally Bedford on January 04, 1998 at 17:53:27:

In Reply to: hypothyroid and thyroid meds? posted by Karen Bennett on October 30, 1997 at 03:15:22:

I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Unfortunately, I received the results just before Christmas and have not been able to talk with my doctor. I do not know how far off normal I am. The doctor wants me to start using synthroid. He will start with the losest possible dosage and work up.
I did find a reference in one of my nutrition books regarding a University study indicating that synthroid therapy shows up to a 13% bone loss. Although, I am pre-menapausal, I will reach that stage within 5-7 years. Anything adding to bone losss is of concern to me. What can you tell me about this study, and are there any other drugs or natural approaches opposing the use of synthroid? When I expressed my concerns about synthroid, my doctor refused to consider a more natural, eg armour thyroid, due to the difficulty in calculating the dosage.

We are ordering your book, but would appreciate your thoughts on this. Have not started the synthroid therapy yet!

Thanks in advance,

Sally Bedford


Gerd

Posted by Connie Hummel on January 04, 1998 at 18:42:46:

Received your book in the past few days & have read your chapter on my problem. I started the ginger root cure about 2 weeks ago and have noticed a slight improvement. I take prilosec and also have a hyper- thyroid problem which is being treated with tapazol.
My question--I have an appointment with a surgeon in several days for a pre-surgery consultation for my stomach. I am not sure if I should keep the appointment. Do you have any suggestions? I would like to avoid the surgery if at all possible, but do not want to continue having the same symptoms the rest of my life. I was recently told that I have an esophageal erosion. What do you think?
Thank you.


Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds?

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 05, 1998 at 10:57:21:

In Reply to: Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds? posted by Sally Bedford on January 04, 1998 at 17:53:27:


Deasr Sally,

You DO need a copy of my book.

In the meantime, taking synthroid is probably a good idea. It is only taking it for years that is the problem & my book will explain why that is to you.

You need to take your diagnosis as a wake-up call to what you need to do to reduce the etress-effest storage in the hypothalamus--which is what causes the vast majority of these conditions.

Walt


Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds?

Posted by Heather on January 08, 1998 at 02:42:56:

In Reply to: Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds? posted by Sally Bedford on January 04, 1998 at 17:53:27:

I am a 21 year old and I have been hypothyroid since I was 14. I was on synthroid for 5 years and recently without my doctors knowledge I went to the genaric brand, only because it was cheaper, and I was going broke buying my meds. Is this bad? My tsh level is normal, and It seems to be steady after many years of it being inconsistant?
Thanks!
Heather


Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds?

Posted by joan on January 09, 1998 at 08:56:14:

In Reply to: Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds? posted by Melanie Dudley on November 24, 1997 at 18:19:55:

i am active duty female seen for medical care at the va hospital. over the past 8 month i have been depressed, crying all the time, my hands and feet are covered in white blotches and swollen with water retention i would guess. lately i forget what i'm doing at work and home and feel very confused. i sleep about 12 hours everyday but i am almost too exhausted to move. i gained 13 pounds within 17 days of a previous appointment with the doctor. the physician at sick call ran a blood test for thyroid she said my tsh is low yet normal (or was it high but normal) anyway because i have been seeing physical therapy for a back problem she has determined i gained weight because of inactivity ... not true (though curtialed i still work out) and i hate myself (don't know where that came from) which has caused a vicious cycle of self-hatred and overeating. i am disgusted ... the doctor who made the diagnois has not met me.
is there any other test besides the tsh for thryoid or whatever malfunction i'm haveing because i doubt they know what their doing.
ps. i am 38 normally about 140 pounds (154 now) and i am active. i had seen a civilian doctor (big no no) and she did a "basal tempature" test on me (30 days) and commented on my heart beat (don't know why but everyone does) and my extremely low blood pressure...(even blood banks won't take cause it's so low) but thats how I am. Anyway she suggested thyroid medicine but I needed it confirmed by a MILITARY doctor so i don't get in trouble. Now i'm desperate as to how to approach these doctors especially with the new approach of self-hatred .... no one even asked about my eating habits or exercise plans.
Could you please explain what tests are normally done and if there are any specialized tests.
I know this is lenghtly but now i beginning to think i'm going crazy. thank you very much



Re: Graves Disease

Posted by Rachel Hildebrandt on January 09, 1998 at 10:22:21:

In Reply to: Re: Graves Disease posted by Walt Stoll on December 21, 1997 at 09:01:01:

I would like to know more about the eye problems associated with Graves disease. I have a double vision problem. I"ve been newly diagnoses and am taking inderal. Thanks Rachel


Re: Graves Disease

Posted by Rose Mary Coop on January 09, 1998 at 22:22:05:

In Reply to: Graves Disease posted by Cynthia J. Scribner on September 23, 1997 at 11:52:53:

Hello
I have had Graves Disease for nearly two years. My Doctor sent me a specialist to recieve Radioactive Iodine to infact shut down my Throid. Since then I have been seeing Her on a
regular basis,and I am on Synthriod @ 125mg. The last time I went to her see sent me for an ultrasound and they found a
sagging throid. My main concern is that I get a lot of excerise and try to eat properly but I am having a very difficult time trying to get back to my pre Graves weight
I am 52 yrs old 5ft 2in and 125 lbs all my weight is around my middrift.
Thank You For Any Help
Rose Mary


Re: Graves Disease

Posted by James Zintz on January 10, 1998 at 05:14:05:

In Reply to: Re: Graves Disease posted by Rose Mary Coop on January 09, 1998 at 22:22:05:

Rose Mary,

If you will click back to the post on Graves Disease by Cynthia that you responded to in the first place (by clicking on the blue or purple underlined words "Graves Disease" above your post) you can then scroll down through a whole series of responses by Dr. Stoll about the condition. You will see that he doesn't consider it to be primarily a disease of the thyroid.

Also, you can go to the Home Page by clicking "Ask Dr. Stoll" which will put you on the main board. Then you can click on the "Home Page" link. There you will find another link to information specific to Graves Disease. To get the most out of the service provided by Dr. Stoll, you need to understand his insights into the "big picture" of health. Then as you begin your journey to health, you’ll be able to ask more specific questions.

Good Luck. Dr. Stoll is a wonderful source of information for those who truly want to master their condition through self education.


Jim


Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds?

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 11, 1998 at 10:28:42:

In Reply to: Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds? posted by joan on January 09, 1998 at 08:56:14:

Dear Joan,

Your only hope is to educate yourself since you are the best person to answer ALL of your questions!

I have several recommendations for your to get up to speed. I will list them in the order in which I think you would learn the most the fastest:

1. Read a copy of my book (link below). THEN, if that makes sense to you, put it aside for reference for the resources in the back you will need to go beyond my recommendations.

2. Read "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier (also in my resources but is the next thing you should read).
When you realize that Dr Pelletier has written his book about you, I wouyld recommend you read the following:

3. "Brain Allergies" by William Philpott, MD and;

4. "Nutrition & the Mind" by Dr Gary Null.

If you are already convinced that you are on the right track, you do not have to read the last two boks.

Once you have the above under your belt write again, right here on the BB, with any more questions you might have.

It will be a pleasure watching you get back in control of your health.

Walt




Re: Graves Disease

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 11, 1998 at 10:36:14:

In Reply to: Re: Graves Disease posted by Rachel Hildebrandt on January 09, 1998 at 10:22:21:

Dear Rachel,

The bulging eyes of classical Graves Disease is caused by the retrobulbar tissue swelling due to the elevated activity of the pituitary (TSH) WHICH WE NOW KNOW IS CAUSED BY THE OVERWHELMING STRESS-EFFECT STORAGE IN THE HYPOTHALAMUS caused by the constant readiness of the fight or flight response.

Your only hope is for you to become an expert in what is now known about this causitive mechanism for the whole syndrome--since your doc is not likely to tell you about it. If s/he was going to take the time to educate you, s/he would already have done it & you wouldn't be asking this on the internet.

Toward that end, I would suiggest you read 2 references in this order:

1. My book (link below)

2. "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier.

You will find both books have been written with you in mind.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again & Iwill be happy to further direct you. YOU are the one who has to understand this!

Walt



Re: Graves Disease

Posted by Sherri on January 13, 1998 at 07:53:01:

In Reply to: Re: Graves Disease posted by M Sprague on November 01, 1997 at 00:49:21:

I was diagnosed with Graves in September and after careful exploration chose an alternative treatment to the Radioactive iodine prescribed by two experts in the thyroid field. I have been receiving accupuncture and chinese medicine for 1 1/2 months from a Bonafied MD who also practices eastern medicine. So far I am having positive results as evidenced by my own experience of lessened symptoms (pulse normal, feeling more in control etc.) as well as lowered T3, T4 and other blood tests. As I have just begun treatment I am amazed by these results and only hope they last and can be spared the ravages of western treatment.



Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds?

Posted by lorna on January 13, 1998 at 20:57:41:

In Reply to: Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds? posted by norman kasinger on December 17, 1997 at 22:46:34:

I have been taking Armor thyroid for thirty years, orignally
diagnosed by Barnes. Parent had same condition til menopause. Exercise and rest is largely regulated by drug as you surmised. I was never able to take off weight gained from pregnancies, times when I cold-turkeyed medication, nor depression related eating. Three years ago I took up roller-blading. You can't slow down, so aerobic level high. With moderate diet and fifteen minutes per day blading, I took off 30 pounds. Accident last year stopped this activity, so slow weight gain. P.S. Tennis never helped.


Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds?

Posted by lorna on January 13, 1998 at 21:06:41:

In Reply to: Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds? posted by Walt Stoll on November 27, 1997 at 10:40:08:

Has anyone else had a reaction to the new Armor thyroid formulation since patent sold? I registered an adverse drug reaction with company. Affects swelling, weight problems etc. much like synthetic versions. No other company U.S. or abroad makes purified version. One more year stockpiled, then what?


stomach acid in throat

Posted by Lois Galbraith on January 14, 1998 at 12:12:56:

Dear Dr. Stoll,
For almost a year I have had the feeling of a large lump in my throat after periods of stress. It lasts for several weeks, and I usually start another bout soon after the last. My doctor treated my sinuses and gave me antacid. Also, checked by thyroid which was normal.
If I take large quantities of maalox it tends to go away, but I hate to take so much.
It is better in early morning, but increases by days end.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds?

Posted by Janet richter on January 14, 1998 at 16:47:22:

In Reply to: Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds? posted by Walt Stoll on January 11, 1998 at 10:28:42:


i heard there is a class action lawsuit for the medication Synthoid( taking for hypothyroid). i have been taking Synthoid since the 70's and might be able to become part of this lawsuit. If you can help me find out more info on this case i would be very greatful!!

Sincerely,

Janet Richter


Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds?

Posted by Sam on January 15, 1998 at 11:27:38:

In Reply to: Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds? posted by Melanie Dudley on November 24, 1997 at 18:19:55:

Dr. Stoll, My wife is suffering from hypothyroid and
she is on medication in which she takes a tablet a day
. If she forgets to take the tablet ,she is all tired
all day long.

I was wondering if she has to take this medicine all
of her life or there will a day that she will be free
from this hypothyroid problem.

Are there any herbal medicines, homopathic medicines out
there which will help better than synthyroid tablets.

Please help.

Thanks

Sam


Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds?

Posted by Sam on January 15, 1998 at 11:55:58:

In Reply to: hypothyroid and thyroid meds? posted by Karen Bennett on October 30, 1997 at 03:15:22:

My wife has been taking synthyroid tablets for almost 5 yrs
for her hypothyroid problem. I was wondering, will there be
a time in her life that she does not have to take
this tablet to go thru the day.

Taking this medicine for the rest of life is not a good
proposition if there are any other herbal medicine, or homeopathich medicines are available.

Do you know of any herbal or ayurvedic or homeopathic
medicine out there to replace synthyroid.

Thanks

Sam


Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds?

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 15, 1998 at 13:58:36:

In Reply to: Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds? posted by Janet richter on January 14, 1998 at 16:47:22:

Dear Jane,

I , too, have heard of this case in the media & that is all I know about it.

MY expertise is helping people, wanting to get on with their lives, understand how & why they got their problem and what to do about THAT. Replacing thyroid function with synthroid is the most simplistic approach I can imagine. Even if it works, which it frequently does, there are always new things that come up that are caused by the same thing that caused the thyroid problem. All the synthroid did was cover up the symptoms while the causes produced somethig more serious.

Many times a person has no alternative to synthroid at least till they do something about WHY. This is such a classical example of the superiority of looking at health from a systems perspective, I have dedicated several chapters to this one subject in my book (link below).

Walt





Re: Graves Disease

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 16, 1998 at 17:37:06:

In Reply to: Re: Graves Disease posted by Sherri on January 13, 1998 at 07:53:01:

Dear Sherri,

You are likely on the right path. However, you have not come anywhere near the end of the path yet. If all you do is what you have done so far, eventually the problem will stop responding to the acupuncture & Chinese medicine.

The basic cause of this, in every case, is an overwhelming storage of stress-effect (fight or flight readiness) in the hypothalamus. It is well documented how to discharge this storage. We have discussed it here on this BB many times in the past few years. Use the search feature & read everything you can find about thyroid.

Resolving this problem is so easy & reliable that I have included several chapters in my new book (link below) to help people understand it. It is a perfect example if the superiority of thinking in patterns rather than just the simplistic & one dimensional thinking I was taught in medical school. Once you understand better, you will likely combine what you learn WITH what you are already doing.

If you decide to do nothing diferent now, when your problems come back in a few years--in spite of your present healthy approach--I hope you will go back to what I am saying & think about it again.

THEN, as you get well, share your experiences with the BB participants. Others deserve to know that this epidemic problem it totally unnecessary.

Walt




Re: Lupas

Posted by Cynthia Ward on January 16, 1998 at 18:14:17:

In Reply to: Re: Lupas posted by Walt Stoll on August 24, 1997 at 14:53:31:

I was diagnosed three years ago with SLE. I have since had a car wreck and was injured and never "flared up". Also the sun is okay unless I get burned. I have blood work in 8 week intervals, watch my thyroid, and "SED rate". My question is: How come I feel lousy every day but not bad enough to go home from work? Also, How much does stress have an effect on my disease? I am a resturant manager and everybody I know is amazaed at my ability to work on my feet 11-12 hours a day. They don't know that I come home and absoulately faint. I have a high tolerence for pain but, I wonder how long I can go on like this. Do I need to start sending out reseme's and get out, or is this the only thing keeping me from getting worse?



Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds?

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 16, 1998 at 18:24:57:

In Reply to: Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds? posted by lorna on January 13, 1998 at 20:57:41:

Dear Lorna,

You desperately need to read a copy of my new book (link below). That will give you the concepts to help yourself AND the resources to implement those concepts.

You have already demonstrated that you are willing to go out there & DO it. All you need is some tools.

Walt



Re: Graves Disease

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 17, 1998 at 09:52:33:

In Reply to: Re: Graves Disease posted by tim magrath on January 14, 1998 at 17:12:12:

Dear Tim,

Graves Disease is a very severe form of hyperthyroidism that frequently causes a person to have "pop eyes". The conventional treatment is radioactive iodine or surgery. Both of which are analogous to cutting the wires to the doorbell when your neighbor is annoying you by incessently ringing it to warn you your house is on fire. The doorbell no longer rings but your house burns down with you in it.

This has been discussed for years, right here on this BB. If you want to know more, use the search feature provided & read all you want.

Walt



Re: Graves Disease

Posted by Kristine on January 17, 1998 at 15:31:47:

In Reply to: Graves Disease posted by Cynthia J. Scribner on September 23, 1997 at 11:52:53:

I am 15 years old and I have had Graves Disease for nearly 7 and a half years. I do suffer from the "pop eye" syndrom. My question is do many children suffer fom this disease and if a child develops this disease do they have a better chane of overcoming it? Also, for me, this disease was
genectically passed to me from my mother. My mother is
the only one in her family to have this disease. If later on I
dicide to have children will they develop this disease from me?



Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds?

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 18, 1998 at 10:14:30:

In Reply to: Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds? posted by Sam on January 15, 1998 at 11:27:38:

Dear Sam,

Both you & your wife need to read a copy of my new book (link below). THEN, when you have that under your belt, we can more fruitfully discuss what you both need to know.
Right now you both need a good dose of basic knowledge, not some new treatment.

Once you are a lot more knowledgable please share your questions right here on the BB so others, with the same questions, can learn from our exchange. There are millions out there with this kind of problem & only one of me.

Your lack of knowledge is not your fault. It is the fault of the conventional medical monopoly that profits from keeping the public ignorant of how they can help themselves. THAT HAS TO STOP.

Walt



Thyroid Condition/Allopathic/Homeopathic success

Posted by Donna M. McCormack on January 19, 1998 at 16:57:20:

This is a story of how Allopathic and Homeopathic remedies can work together .

Michelle is our youngest daughther (16) and the owner of
Moose (our horse with cancer). In July I noticed that both Michelle and her older sister Melanie (18) did not
look right to me so we went off to the Allopathic Dr for bloodwork ups. Melanie was easy she had Mono and so although Allopathic says you don't treat it, I treated it homeopathically.

Michelle was a different story, and after multiple bloodtests we were referred to an Allopathic Endo. We had already confirmed via bloodtests that her Thryoid was way out of whack. The Endo examined her, located a goiter and off to the hospital for a sonogram. I had done all my research on the web and I knew what I was up against however I was not prepared for the tumors that showed up on the scan. Since they were multiple and not the same size the Radiologist took pity on me (it was 5 pm on a Friday) and
told me that "Most likely it was not cancer based on the number and the size"

I did my research again and based on what I read I determined it was Multinoduler Hashimoto's
and armed with that diagnoisis we went off to the Endo again. But the Endo says" Graves" and while we compared notes it soon became obvious that it didn;t
matter who was right, we just needed to fix it.
So we embarked on Allopathic meds to suppress the Thyroid and to slow down the racing heartbeat and then off to a Homeopathic Dr we went.

Now the Homeopathic Dr talked about that lovely 4 letter word. CURE......and we were all ears...The first Remedy was Nat Mur..While there I inquired about other supported therapies we could use. So Michelle also went to a lady for Body Logic (Craniosarcral therapy) sessions and we all went to a family therapist who also did hypnosis.

Soon we realized that the illness was associated with the death of Michelle's dream to ride at the Worlds (she and Moose were invited to compete) when Moose became ill.
The Therapist was very kind and loving and made us realize how terrible it was for Michelle to come home each day and see Moose standing in the stall, the shadow of the horse he once was. She was angry at him because he was sick, and then angry at herself because she couldn;t bear to be angry with him. What a Catch 22.

For 6 months, The allopathic Dr focused on keeping her body from killing itself, the homeopathic helped with the body healing itself and the Body Logic person opened up the circuits in the body while the therapist helped the brain to adjust to the changes that were happening and to deal with the issues it had stored away.

I joined a list for thyroid patients (John Hopkins) and took a lot of heat for being the type of Mother who apparently had a bottomless wallet and who could afford all these treatments. That sure wasn;t the case, but we kept on
our plan. And I kept that board informed but I got concerned that I kept reading people angry over their treatments, but not angry enough to look for alternatives.

From the homeopathic remedy of Nat Mur we went to Nat Carb. The body started to slow down and adjust the heart rate, we were no longer referred to a heart specialist. Over time we were able to start reducing the suppression meds and the goiter it self was reducing. The Endo called it " a miracle", the Homeopathic called it "Expected".

At one point I told the Endo that we were working with a homeopathic Dr and the Endo got very upset, demanded that I stop the hocus pocus stuff and pay attention. Didn;t I know he was an expert? Of course I ignored him, and during future visits, he didn;t ask and I didn;t tell.

Soon the Endo started making noises that maybe this wasn;t Graves (Hyper) at all but now Hashimotos (hypo). at this point we did not care. He would not believe me anywhy if I told him the homeopathic remedies had turned the symthoms.

We kept up with all the treatments.. The Endo, the homeopathic Dr, the Body Logic Treatments and the Fa


Re: Graves Disease

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 20, 1998 at 10:51:43:

In Reply to: Re: Graves Disease posted by Kristine on January 17, 1998 at 15:31:47:

Dear Kristine,

Your mother passed on only the "susceptibility" to this condition--as you would to YOUR children. Now that the causes are well known, this genetic history should only serve to alert the individual that they are going to have to avoid those causes that they CAN deal with. So far, we know of no way for you to choose your ancestors OR change your genetic susceptibility.

One of the reasons I wrote my book (link below) was to help people to understand what is now known about the causes for chronic conditions like Graves so they can choose to deal with them. Even though you have had Graves for a long time, you can still deal with the causes so that it doesn't eventually get worse. The causes of Graves also are a terrible stress on the rest of your systems. Those that have not already broken down can at least be spared. You have enough trouble with the Graves, you don't need something new popping up as your bodymind continues to try to send you a message.

Walt



Re: Graves Disease

Posted by Amanda on January 20, 1998 at 23:29:35:

In Reply to: Re: Graves Disease posted by Kristine on January 17, 1998 at 15:31:47:

I am 24 years old and developed Graves' Disease about a
year and half ago after a tramatic incident.(that's what my doctor said after he couldn't explain how I developed it) Since I've been young I've had great health. One day I couldn't get out of bed because I was to tired and it went on for several weeks. I was sensitive to heat and cold, I was loosing ALOT of hair and I was unable to sleep. At first my doctor thought that I was depressed and put me on an antidepressive, but it didn't work. Finally he had my blood tested and it came out that I had a hyeractive thyroid. Since then I've been put on 2 types of meds. and have been feeling somewhat better. I've been reading as much as I can about Graves' and it says that drug treatment prevents the thyroid from manufacturing excess hormone so that the symptoms should gradually stop (within 6-8 weeks) but I've tried to stop taking my Tapazole and my symptoms came back again.? Could this be a life long problem? And the symptoms of hair loss and heat sensitivity I still have even though my thyriod levels are fine. Plus, the medication that I'm on gives me such BAD night sweats that I can't sleep. Do you have any suggestions of what I can do? My doctor just gives me vague answers to my questions and I'm getting frustrated!



Graves Disease

Posted by Amanda on January 20, 1998 at 23:45:30:

I am 24 years old and developed Graves Disease about a year and a half ago( no known cause). I've been in good health all of my life untill one day I couldn't get out of bed. This went on for several weeks. I was senstive to heat and cold and I was loosing tons of hair and unable to sleep. Finally I had my blood tested(when depression was ruled out) and it came out that I had an hyperactive thyroid. I've been put on meds and have been feeling okay. But from what I've read symptoms can gradually stop(6-8 weeks) well, I've tried to stop my medication and they came back. The symptoms of hair loss and cold senstivity haven't gone away totally(mostly hair loss) and my meds. give me such bad night sweats that I still can't sleep.( my thyriods levels seem to be fine) Do you have any suggestions? my doctor just gives me vague answers and I'm getting frustrated!! Thank for any info. Amanda


Re: Graves Disease

Posted by Donna M. McCormack on January 21, 1998 at 07:16:28:

In Reply to: Graves Disease posted by Amanda on January 20, 1998 at 23:45:30:

Please read my post a few days back entitled
Thyroid Condition/Allopathic/Homeopathic success -
My 16 year old daughter had Graves. We combined homeopathic and allopathic treatment and have been very successful with the results to date. We are hopeful that we are on the road to a CURE.........That little 4 letter word that I bet your Dr hasn;t even mentioned to you. Frankly I was stunned when my homeopathic Dr mentioned it and then I got angry that my allopathic one was not of the same opinion. Yet today my allopathic Dr is ready to take all of the credit for our success. LOL


Re: Thyroid Condition/Allopathic/Homeopathic success

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 21, 1998 at 14:48:46:

In Reply to: Thyroid Condition/Allopathic/Homeopathic success posted by Donna M. McCormack on January 19, 1998 at 16:57:20:

Thanks, Donna!

Your testimonial will help a lot of people begin to doubt that the conventional medical monopoly has all the answers.

A journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step.

Namaste` Walt



Re: Thyroid Condition/Allopathic/Homeopathic success

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 21, 1998 at 14:50:54:

In Reply to: Thyroid Condition/Allopathic/Homeopathic success posted by Donna M. McCormack on January 19, 1998 at 16:57:20:

By the way, Donna:

Your story would be a good one for those who are working at getting this information onto a TV talk show. You might look at some of the postings over the past 2-3 days & see if you are interested in getting involved in that.

Namaste` walt



Re: Graves Disease

Posted by Melanie Walker on January 21, 1998 at 15:19:40:

In Reply to: Re: Graves Disease posted by Donna M. McCormack on September 27, 1997 at 10:52:13:

Hi I have just been diagnosed with Graves didease hyperthyroidism, my Endo Dr. has just taken me off of the PTU and I am still on propanolol my heart at rest was beating 131 bpm. I go for a scan and radiation on monday thru Wed. of next week my liver is of concern and white blood cell count. I am concerned about the hairloss I have experienced since taking PTU. I started taking Blue /Green Algai yesterday and today no more hairloss, thyroid swelling had gone down tremendously. Any advice on what to do next or what to expect?



Re: Thyroid Condition/Allopathic/Homeopathic success

Posted by Donna M. McCormack on January 21, 1998 at 21:27:51:

In Reply to: Re: Thyroid Condition/Allopathic/Homeopathic success posted by Walt Stoll on January 21, 1998 at 14:48:46:

Walt,
well bring on the misbelievers, neigh-sayers, and crank up the TV cameras.........
I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason and that that each reason makes us stronger. I also believe that what we learn in this lifetime is meant to be passed on. I am thankful that my own daughters are learning these lessons early on in life and that this legacy will be passed on to my future grandchilden.

I am not one for "going gently" although I know the time will come for that......meanwhile strike up the band, turn up the lights, action stage left..........The sooner people realize that healing is their responsibility and that Dr's are here to help/assist and not to be the end all/be all, the sooner we will find the cure to all diseases.......

We need to all understand that the mind is a very powerful tool.......and we shouldn;t waste it's time on just allopathic solutions......

Donna

ps. I welcome any response, e mail or to this board.....
And BTW those of you on AOL, I man the Alternative Therapy board for Horses......stop in sometime...while I am not a vet.......I can help with lots of other stuff...


Re: Graves Disease

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 22, 1998 at 13:59:06:

In Reply to: Re: Graves Disease posted by Amanda on January 20, 1998 at 23:29:35:

Dear Amanda,

Graves disease was the first condition proven to be precipitated by psychological stress. For your doc to be "confused" is silly. This has been known for more than 40 years.

You need more knowledge to protect yourself & decide what is best for you! Toward that end, there are 2 references you need--in this order:

1. Read a copy of my book (link below).

2. If my book makes sense to you, there is another reference in the back of my book that was written about you & you should read it too: "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again here on the BB so our communications will help others avoid the confusion you are experiencing.

As you get well, I hope you will take the time to share your experiences with others here on the BB. Testimonials do more to help others than anything I can say.

Walt



Re: Graves Disease

Posted by amanda on January 22, 1998 at 23:45:39:

In Reply to: Re: Graves Disease posted by haze on January 21, 1998 at 07:29:07:

I got pregnant a year after I was diagnosed with Graves' my OBGYN was great to tell me that you can still take your meds. (I think it is called PPU or something like that, I swiched to a different kind after the pregnancy) and be fine. If your friend is planning to get pregnant I would go to her OBGYN and discuss it to get all the options. Go Luck!!
Amanda



Re: Graves Disease

Posted by Amanda on January 22, 1998 at 23:55:12:

In Reply to: Re: Graves Disease posted by Melanie Walker on January 21, 1998 at 15:19:40:

Good Luck on your testing, I was diagnosed a year and a half ago and still experience hair loss!! I was on PTU and now I'm on Tapazole, STILL I have hair loss and I'm only 24!! I'm excited to hear about Blue/Green Algai, I'm calling my doctor tomorrow!! I hope that everything goes well!


GRAVES DISEASE, GENERIC

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 24, 1998 at 09:39:19:

In Reply to: Re: Graves Disease posted by Amanda on January 22, 1998 at 23:55:12:

Because there is only one of me, & there were several requests for information about graves disease today on the BB, I am electing to direct ALL of you to use the search feature provided with this BB & read everything you can find about graves disease. THEN, if you still have questions, I would recommend you read a copy of my book (link below). There are several chapters contained therein that would get you moving toward a solution to this problem.

As you get well, please share your experiences with us here on the BB. Forty years ago we rarely saw this condition. NOW it is very common. Has the human race evolved so quickly. Of course not!

Walt



Re: Thyroid Condition/Allopathic/Homeopathic success

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 24, 1998 at 11:11:23:

In Reply to: Re: Thyroid Condition/Allopathic/Homeopathic success posted by Donna M. McCormack on January 21, 1998 at 21:27:51:

Dear Donna,

Thanks! I really appreciate your help. I hope you will be flooded with requests on your horse BB. Now, if you had one on dogs------

Namaste` Walt



Hypothyroid?

Posted by Audrey on January 24, 1998 at 11:40:09:

I have recently been going to a Naturopathic physician for to try to understand why I have problems with sinus infections, hair loss & weight gain (despite a healthy veggie diet and daily exercise). We look at a number of life style issues, and after about a 10 day collection of basal temperatures (under arm) he believes I am somewhat hyporthyroid and has recommended 1/2 gr or Armour 1x day.

My sister is a nurse, and is convinced that there should be more testing before making this diagnosis. She may be right, but how do I find out?


Re: Hypothyroid?

Posted by carol on January 24, 1998 at 21:40:52:

In Reply to: Hypothyroid? posted by Audrey on January 24, 1998 at 11:40:09:


A Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Test (TSH) will be indicative of wheter or not you have hypothyroidism or not. I take synthroid medication daily for the illness which completely controls the condition.


The fattening of anu

Posted by anu sitchen on January 25, 1998 at 02:01:21:

Hey doc, things are starting to slowly turn around I think with the brain allergies and the leaky gut stuff. My level of mental clarity and emotional well being seem to be affected as well, not as much vascilation.
What I want to ask you now is about a tremendous weight gain. I really don't eat that much and it seems I keep getting bigger and bigger. I'm the first one to make fun of myself with friends by calling myself Fat Anu, but I think it needs to be addressed. I've gone from 160lbs. to 190lbs. over the last year, while on the same diet. At one point I went to see an endo doc and he said I was on the low side of normal. Well the word home means alot of different things to alot of different people.
I read on the BB about a woman taking Homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism. Do you have any recommendations for what may be effective. I'm starting to feel like the girl that explodes in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Thanks, Anu from NyC.


The fattening of anu

Posted by anu sitchen on January 25, 1998 at 02:01:23:

Hey doc, things are starting to slowly turn around I think with the brain allergies and the leaky gut stuff. My level of mental clarity and emotional well being seem to be affected as well, not as much vascilation.
What I want to ask you now is about a tremendous weight gain. I really don't eat that much and it seems I keep getting bigger and bigger. I'm the first one to make fun of myself with friends by calling myself Fat Anu, but I think it needs to be addressed. I've gone from 160lbs. to 190lbs. over the last year, while on the same diet. At one point I went to see an endo doc and he said I was on the low side of normal. Well the word home means alot of different things to alot of different people.
I read on the BB about a woman taking Homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism. Do you have any recommendations for what may be effective. I'm starting to feel like the girl that explodes in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Thanks, Anu from NyC.


The fattening of anu

Posted by anu sitchen on January 25, 1998 at 02:04:45:

Hey doc, things are starting to slowly turn around I think with the brain allergies and the leaky gut stuff. My level of mental clarity and emotional well being seem to be affected as well, not as much vascilation.
What I want to ask you now is about a tremendous weight gain. I really don't eat that much and it seems I keep getting bigger and bigger. I'm the first one to make fun of myself with friends by calling myself Fat Anu, but I think it needs to be addressed. I've gone from 160lbs. to 190lbs. over the last year, while on the same diet. At one point I went to see an endo doc for some thyroid tests and he said I was on the low side of normal, as well as there being several non-cancerous noduals. Well the word home means alot of different things to alot of different people.
I read on the BB about a woman taking Homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism. Do you have any recommendations for what may be effective. I'm starting to feel like the girl that explodes in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Thanks, Anu from NyC.


A Question about Graves'

Posted by Ron on January 25, 1998 at 03:31:45:

I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of where you obtained the information that the hypothalamus was involved in initial graves'.

Please email me the response.
Thank You


Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds?

Posted by TC on January 25, 1998 at 22:17:30:

In Reply to: Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds? posted by Lisa Salvati on December 17, 1997 at 23:26:48:


MAYBE YOU NEED TO GET A NEW DOCTOR!!!
DIDN'T HE TELL YOU THAT YOU CAN NEVER STOP
TAKING THE MEDICINE. YOU CAN GET VERY, VERY
SICK IF YOU DON'T TAKE IT.

IT IS VERY BENEFICIAL TO YOUR BODY TO TAKE THIS MEDICINE, AS WELL AS HEALTY EATING AND EXERCISE.

THI


Re: Hypothyroid?

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 26, 1998 at 13:41:56:

In Reply to: Hypothyroid? posted by Audrey on January 24, 1998 at 11:40:09:

Dear Audrey,

The most important approach to a problem like this is the regular practice of skilled relaxation 20 minutes twice a day. Combined with your exercise & dietary efforts, they would ALL see magnified benfits. If each of the 3 is worth 3 points of benefit, doing all 3 is worth 27 (The effects are not additive but multiplicative.).

There is no doubt--even with the little you have shared--
that this is at least dysautonomia, the precurser of all thyroid problems. Why wait till even the crude tests we MDs have are positive?

What you need most is KNOWLEDGE. Read a copy of Dr Pelletier's classic "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" & you will see that it was written about you. Your sister would greatly benefit from upgrading her education with this book as well. THEN, she should join the American Holistic Nursing Association and catch up with the world of the 21st century. They have an excellent website which she could find by asking yahoo to search for AHNA.

MAH, MAS is afvailable in any bookstore & library. You will want your own copy since it was, after all, written about you AND it is what is going on with you.

THEN, if you still have questions, ask away right here on this BB. Others deserve to know what they can learn from our communications.

Walt





Re: Hypothyroid?

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 26, 1998 at 14:07:08:

In Reply to: Re: Hypothyroid? posted by carol on January 24, 1998 at 21:40:52:

Dear Carol,

FOR NOW!

I used to think that synthroid was the doctors' answer to hypothyroidism too. It took me 15 years to realize that it can be helpful but in NO WAY is it the answer to this condition. My book has several chapters explaining this.

Also, referenced in the back of my book is a book that was written about you: "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier. This classic is available in every library & bookstore. Without the knowledge in this book, you are doomed to learn some hard lessons in the future. Let's hope they are treatable. Your bodymind is going to keep shouting to you & it is up to you to listen. Just cutting the wires to your doorbell (with the synthroid) will stop the "bell" but it will not keep your house from burning down (which is why your neighbor was ringing your bell in the first place).

Walt



two problems

Posted by Jennifer Bentson on January 27, 1998 at 01:11:34:

I have Epstein Barr and am finding out which thyroid problem I have...either Hypo or Hyperthyroid. Will I have any problems with having both either with medication or whatever?

*Jen


Re: A Question about Graves'

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 27, 1998 at 13:37:59:

In Reply to: A Question about Graves' posted by Ron on January 25, 1998 at 03:31:45:

Dear Ron,

First, this has been known by conventional medical science for more than 40 years. Go to any medical school library if you need that level of stuff.

Second, since managing a problem like this is a show case for the superiority of the holistic perspective, over the conventional perspective alone, I have several chapters in my new book (with many references in the back) to help people understand this (link below). One good reference for you would be "Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer" by Dr Pelletier (also included in the back of my book).

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt



Re: The fattening of anu

Posted by anu sitchen on January 27, 1998 at 20:18:07:

In Reply to: Re: The fattening of anu posted by Walt Stoll on January 27, 1998 at 11:55:20:

Well its(diet) been pretty good. I usuall try to stick to simple foods. Because of the leaky gut issue I stay far away from refined carbs, and regular carbs for that matter. As a guide for less stressful digestion I follow the Fit For Life guidlines when it comes to food combinations. I do exercise. I walk everywhere in this city. 2-3 miles a day. I used to have a good metabolism, now it seems like...slow.
The thyroid situation with the cysts worries me to some extent, as well as the low thyroid test results. I was wondering what a good homepathic remedy would be, as my allopathic Dr. says "Its low but so-what. Mrs. McCormick on the BB related that she had her daughter taking Calc.Brom and something called BMR(what is this). Thanks for getting back to me so promptly.

Over and Out, Anu from NYC.


Re: silicone /saline implants

Posted by Anne Stansell,312 Hathaway,Los Lunas,NM 87031 on January 27, 1998 at 20:20:13:

In Reply to: silicone /saline implants posted by SUSAN L RODRIGUEZ on January 08, 1998 at 03:20:45:

please write me by us mail, sorry,but I used this e mail at work and cannot get replies by e mail. I have had my silicone implants removed and am feeling much better!! I now am trying to learn more about Graves' disease. I have met w/FDA and testified before the NIH re: silicone implants.
Anne Stansell, 312 Hathaway, Los Lunas NM 87031




Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds?

Posted by Rachel on January 28, 1998 at 11:57:26:

In Reply to: Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds? posted by Walt Stoll on November 27, 1997 at 10:40:08:

I was recently told I am hypothyroid and put on 0.05 mg of
synthroid. I have taken it for two months now and have
gained 5 pounds while dieting. I also still experience
the same symtoms...fatigue, short term memory loss, depression, and constipation. Why did I gain weight? Does
this mean that the pill is not working? Should I let my
doctor know about this or does it take a few months before
your body gets use to the new medication? Thanks in advance



Re: Thyroid Condition/Allopathic/Homeopathic success

Posted by anu sitchen on January 28, 1998 at 22:50:20:

In Reply to: Thyroid Condition/Allopathic/Homeopathic success posted by Donna M. McCormack on January 19, 1998 at 16:57:20:

Dear Donna, I was wondering about the homeopathic remedies you mention in your note. First of all what is BMR, second what manufacturer is the Calc.brom. I went to my homepathic pharmacy and they said you can't get it in the U.S. Maybe I'm misunderstanding your abbreviation. I don't know much about the Multinodular Hashimotos disease but I am curious. I had seen a doctor/allo/endocrine and they found mutiple noduals(small), but I was told they were not a problem and the radiologist said they didn't appear cancerous, however, my thyroid was low when they did some sort of radio-active pill test. I was at the lower end of normal. Again they mentioned don't worry about it. The didn't seem to eager to do a biopsy. ?Maybe you can do more damage? The reason I'm being so descriptive about events is because I was wondering if any of it brings back information/experience wise any memories. I thought Hashimotos is related to an underactive thyroid. What were your duaghters symptoms. You make mention of treating her for a hyperactive condition, I'm a little confused or better yet ill informed on the matters pertaining to thyroid. Any Info is appreciated, as well as status reports on the types of homeopathic remedies and there resultant progress towards a cure.


Thanks so much, Anu from NYC.


Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds?

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 30, 1998 at 11:18:16:

In Reply to: Re: hypothyroid and thyroid meds? posted by Rachel on January 28, 1998 at 11:57:26:

Dear Rachel,

Synthroid is immediate acting. It DOES take a few days or weeks for your system to reestablish an equilibrium (homeostasis) but not as long as you are describing. You had best work with the doc who prescribed it. During the establishment of the maintenance dose, you should be seen once a week. THEN, once a year is about right.

In the meantime there is so much you could do to help yourself, that you have not been told, that knowledge accumulation is the best thing for you right now. The quickest (& least expensive in time & efort) way to get on that path would be for you to read a copy of my new book (link below).

Also, there has been a LOT of this kind of information on thei BB for many months. Use the search feature provided for this BB & read everything you can find about any thyroid condition. They are all caused by the same thing. How the person presents is due to their genetic predisposition NOT by any difference in causes.

Walt



TMJ

Posted by Patty Armstrong on January 30, 1998 at 21:05:38:

Am 45 year old female. Have had TMJ pain with limited jaw opening for 20 Yrs increased greatly past 5 years. Diagnosed 3 years ago with internal derangement (osteoarthritis) bilaterally. Went to TMJ center. Received appliance to wear at night. Had various treatments - ultrasound, etc. without effect. Was referred to surgeon who recommended arthroplasty. Am hesitant to do this but having difficulty with pain and limited joint movement. Am able to open mouth 21 mm and have difficulty chewing. Pain most of the time, increased at night. Unable to tolerate NSAIDS due to GI symptoms so take Tylenol throughout day and Percocet at night or unable to sleep. Had subtotal thyroidectomy 1 year ago (benign nodule) and was advised by anesthesiologist that the intubation was difficult almost resulting in nasal intubation. Other medical problems include pain in joints that migrates, lasts anywhere from several hours to several days, severe at times, redness and swelling of joints at times. All tests have been negative (ANA, rheumatoid factor, ESR, etc.) Have been seeing a rheumatologist for 4 years and diagnosis is palindromic rheumatism or early rheumatoid arthritis. Have tried acupuncture without relief of TMJ pain. Did have craniosacral therapy that helped a lot. Have considered intra-articular steroid injections but also am hesitatant to do this. Can you give me any advice? Thank you.


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