posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 10:09 AM
a reply to: BO XIAN
I have been wondering about this Idea and actually playing with it myself. I sat down to write an entire thread on it here (I may still) and it reset
on me and I lost everything. Lesson 1 on ATS, always type large articles in Word 1st!
As far as why I was suspicious of this being a possibility in the 1st place without very little medical training to begin with? I was recently
diagnosed with Grave's Disease AND Hashimotos disease. (I think I trust my Throid specialist a little more than my Ophthalmologist on this one but
until I am officially told I do not have both, I am going to roll with it.) For those who don't know, Grave's is basically hyperthyroid with a twist.
Not only does it overproduce but it also attacks the good cells in your body that are tI was also diagnosed with anemia and a multitude of vitamin
deficiencies. My doctor put me on a pretty high dose of Levothyroxin to get my thyroid regulated but I still felt horrible. I was still gaining weight
despite going to the gym 6 days a week and eating nothing but veggies, fruit and protein. Nothing made sense and I fell into a deeper depression than
I already was.
Then I decided to see a psychiatrist and it ultimately has changed my life. I was put on what is called an SSRI which essentially inhibits the brain
to be able to absorb the chemicals it is already producing instead of flushing them out (Dopeamine, Serotonin and so on). I noticed an instant change.
Without any routine change to my eating habits I began to melt off weight. I was happier, I could function more, I did get sick, my sleep patterns
returned to normal (normal for me is 4-6 hours a night but I am also working on that) and my mood was stabilized.... all the things they told me would
happen with the thyroid medication was suddenly happening.
I spoke with my psychiatrist about it and he said that, indeed, the thyroid that controls your entire immune system and internal temperature can be
massively effected by stress and depression and make the matters worse. I am no expert, I can only tell you my experience but that is one of the major
reasons that I am convinced I do not actually have any thyroid issues, my brain was just flushing out the chemicals it needed to help regulate my body
and my brain alike.