two questions, one is, Ive been reading about natural treatment a little, does this work? does anyone do an alternative method? I called and talked to my midwife about all of this after the dr tested this, my midwife (from my last baby) said that if the hypothyroidism was mild enough, that it could often be treated with natural methods, so I was wondering if anyone had experience with that?
secondly, how likely is it that I might completely recover from all of this? I mean there is a chance, right?
thanks, Im just trying to figure it out until Friday...
Yes, Candy, there is, it is desiccated thyroid hormone made from pigs and the most popular version in the US is called Armour Thyroid. When you said "natural methods" coupled with "mild enough" midwest probably thought (as did I - and I don't mean to put words in your mouth, Mid) that you meant 'alternative methods' (herbs, supplements, etc). While many supplements and dietary changes will help thyroid function they won't cure it or restore you back to complete health; for that you need the hormones, be it synthetic, or natural, and even then it takes some work.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
The "natural replacement hormone" - Armour, by name - is a prescription drug. You won't find many doctors willing to prescribe it... They've been biased toward Synthroid for several generations. But it often works better for people than the synthetics. Start with Synthroid, but keep Armour in the back of your mind in case Synthroid doesn't work well enough for you.