Read How Helen Overcame Autoimmune Hypothyroidism & Asthma
“Sally is fab! When I first started being treated by her, I’d had autoimmune hypothyroidism for 5 years. Sally prescribed one remedy and it’s had drastic results! I’ve been able to stop my thyroid medication completely and I seem to have finally got rid of the asthma (after a rather dramatic bout of flu and an asthma attack!) that I’ve had since I was 8 or 9. Sally is friendly, approachable and very efficient. I don’t think anyone could doubt the efficacy of homeopathy having been treated by Sally, her questions are focussed and really pinpoint exactly what the symptoms are, making her prescriptions much more effective. I would recommend Sally, indeed I already have, to anyone looking for a homeopath.”Helen [Staffordshire, UK]
Autoimmune Hypothyroidism Signs and symptoms
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Some symptoms associated with hypothyroid are:
- Weight gain
- Slow movements, thought and speech
- Pins and needles
- Loss of libido
- Dry/gritty eyes
- Hoarse voice
- Difficulty swallowing
- Hair loss especially outer third of eyebrows
- Dry skin
- Muscle and joint pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Loss of appetite
Helen’s Case: Autoimmune Hypothyroidism.
Without continual thyroid supplementation Helen was practically paralysed & unable to speak. With hormone supplementation she still felt far from good. She was very chilly & tired & suffered from ‘mind fog’. She had a poor appetite & her periods were almost non-existent. She was not ovulating & her cycle was overly long, with scanty bleeding. At 30 she had the cycles of someone entering menopause.
Helen was buying expensive natural desiccated thyroxin (NDT) from abroad because of the side effects from the thyroid replacement hormones she had been prescribed & needed a long-term solution. Although she has a family history of autoimmune hypothyroidism & had been diagnosed with it, she suspected that she suffered from hormone disruption due to adrenal fatigue.
Within a month of starting homeopathic treatment Helen was seeing clear improvements. She had to gradually decrease her NDT dose. She was beginning to experience symptoms of high thyroid with the supplement! She began to feel greater energy, more clarity & an improvement in her motivation & appetite. She began to have ‘real’ periods & to ovulate.
In the process of treatment Helen’s childhood asthma returned. I’d told her this would likely happen, looking at her medical history, and that it would be temporary. Her body would begin to work through old, suppressed conditions on its way to recovery. The asthma would worsen when her body began to clear the suppressive effects of the steroid medications she’d taken. She had her Ventolin on hand. (*Ventolin is not a suppressive medication and can be life saving in emergencies. It should, however, be used sparingly, as there is some evidence that it’s continued use causes small lacerations within the lung tissue and can lead to more attacks as a result.)
Helen experienced asthma for at most 2 months & is now free from it.
She is very well, able to work & her mood is greatly improved. Her hormonal balance is good and she is less inclined to overwork then crash and burn!
Now we work together periodically to keep her immune system strong and to avoid the stress issues, antibiotics and steroid medicines that likely triggered her predisposition to thyroid disease