I also was vegetarian and did only natural supplements, etc for so long. Then I was very sick and couldn't figure out why as I had been so "healthy". I wish I'd never gone on the first thyroid med though as I feel worse than ever and wonder how I will ever be able to get off them completely. I feel like they are making me worse (by symptom and labs), but everyone says that's because I'm not on the right dose yet. I'm taking Iodine and trying to get above 50 mg which I have been on for about 1 1/2 months. I went to 75 but came back down for what I thought felt like kidney pain just in the last few days. I take all companion supplements and pulse dose, also do the salt so I'm not sure what else to do. Maybe I'll try adding the borax or boron as I haven't tried that yet. I am also working on adrenals and some other symptoms which I believe are related to thyroid/adrenal. I was told there were several other possible things like leaky gut.
I am desperate to get off meds and off the doctor cycle. They have no hope for me to really get better and just keep trying things and doing tests and wanting to send me to a different doctor to treat or diagnose this symptom or simply because they don't know what to do with me anymore since I'm not responding to thyroid meds.
My I ask why you take the Iodine every other day Ginagirl?
Thanks for all the help everyone gives on here. It is very inspiring that there is hope for healing in time when we take charge and follow our gut instincts.