Mark (poisonkitty) wrote,

Thyroid cured by acupuncture

About 15 months ago, I had some blood work done by my endocrinologist (diabetes doctor). He noticed some low thyroid functionality. Since it was on the low end of the normal range, he let it go. 6 months later, I had another regular checkup, and the same results showed up, so he diagnosed me with Hashimoto's Disease and prescribed me some synthetic thyroid hormones to take. I took them for a few months and felt slightly more angsty and stressed though more energetic. I felt wired and had trouble relaxing (not in the RedBull and coffee way, but sorta similar). I stopped listening to apocalyptic folk music and took up more high speed electronic fare. It kinda turned me into a "Type A" personality in that I had trouble letting things go. It was also causing my tendons to ache and I was losing flexibility (I could no longer do "the splits"). After a few months of taking the stuff, I just stopped.

A few months go by and I lose some energy, but work doesn't allow me to relax. That's when I decided to see an acupuncturist for low energy and stress related issues. I also mentioned my lazy thyroid and he did some work on it. A few months after getting my thyroid worked on by the acupuncturist, I have a blood test done to see just how badly my thyroid is performing. I got the test results back today and I'm smack dab in the middle of the "normal" range. Not hovering around the low end, but right in the middle.

I'm not about to throw down my crutches and start dancing to gospel music with my hands in the air, but I am quite interested to see my endocrinologist at this point and see if he is open to the treatment that appears to have cured my Hashimoto's Disease.
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