I really don't know of a good natural remedy, a lot of naturopaths want to put thyroid poeple on iodine therapy, while this may work for some it will not work for all and may even be harmful, especially if you have Hashi's becasue it is not an iodine deficient illness.
Armour is the natural T3 T4 med, but it is from pig, some people are not comfortable with that.
Meds are not that expensive, its the bloodwork that can be costly. I do not have insurance either but we have a lab here where you can order your own bloodwork without a docs orders and its a lot cheaper than most labs.
You do need to be on treatment as the problem will only get worse and can cause a whole array of other problems, like heart problems, diabetes etc.
Good luck to you
[This message has been edited by dea4 (edited 08-23-2003).]