Re: Natural remedies anyone?
I'm sure you'll get some other responses about holistic approaches to dealing with anxiety. I'm actually responding to your casual comment about hyperthyroidism and iodine.
Hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety (as can many other things), and many of the other symptoms of hyperthyroidism mimic those of anxiety. (Conversely, hypothyroidism offen causes depression.) If you have any reason to suspect hyperthyroidism as a contributing factor or possible cause of your anxiety--family member w/ a thyroid disorder, other symptoms--you should talk to your doctor. They would run some simple bloodtests to confirm. And one of the common treatments is radioactive iodine (not something you can get at the store), which is often administered in a hospital setting. As goodintention mentions, you cannot avoid conventional medicine if a thyroid disorder is at work.
You might read through some other threads on this board re: diet and anxiety. And there are lots of non-medicine discussions as well, about different books, therapies, breathing, meditation, etc.
Last edited by mandy26; 08-23-2007 at 03:30 PM.