I have been reading Maureen Salaman's book, Foods That Heal. She lists symptoms and rememdies for low thyroid. Some of those symptoms include:coldness while others are comfortable, tiredness, constipation, heart palpitation, dry course skin, swelling of face and eyelids, thick tongue, swollen feet, mentrual problems, poor memory, inability to think clearly, frequent headaches.
You may want to check out alternative medicine for assistance with this one.
What I am finding is that the thyroid is hindered (slows down) when it is effected by other problems. One of those problems appears to be excretion from fungus/yeast (bateria) in the stomach and intestines. This can be brought on by a number of things including having taken an antibiotic, long term anti-inflammatory drugs, birth control pills.
it seems North Americans are plagued with this and it is going undiagnosed because of the wide range of symptoms including low thyroid. The solution seems to be a simple one. Stay away from sweets. If you are craving sweets it may be an indication that fungus/yeast is present. What happens is the fungus excretes a bacteria that kills off the good bacteria in the stomach. After time this creates a number of symptoms including, craving of sweets.
Ask yourself these questions:
Dows your body react violently to tobacco smoke or perfumes? Do you have chronic bladder infections or vaginal yeast infections? Are you extremely fatigued or lethargic most of the time? Have you recently taken antibiotics? Do you have a chronic case of skin fungus?
If you answered yes to any of these you may want to check out how to treat Candida. Candida albicans is a fungus. Acidophilus (over the counter from any local drug store) replaces the good bacteria and fights off the bad bacteria. Stay away from sweets entirely. Fungus feeds off sweets.
Check out www.threelac-candida-defense.com
[This message has been edited by Abiding Life (edited 08-19-2003).]