Elevated Tsh and Antibodies
Hi Ted. How are you? I hope very well! It is a longtime I haven't written to you. But I have thought (and talked) a lot about you and earthclinic. I am back in the USA. I had been in Europe to visit my family the whole summer. I have been very sick there. I was so busy in the last months that I thought I was dying! I finished my Ph.D. in May while taking care of my two children all by myself. It was insane. The day after I deposited my dissertation (probably my adrenaline stopped sustaining me) I just collapsed. It was May15th. After that I felt horrible. The blood tests showed that my Thyroid was producing almost no hormone at all. The doctors insisted strongly, almost ordered me that I took the hormone substitute. I refused and I was left to my resources. I didn't even had the energy to write you. Thank to the always merciful God that never puts on our shoulders too much weight my brother arrived to help me take care of the children. I started taking tons of supplements, and since my stomach had an hard time digesting all the pills I started opening the capsules and mixing it with water. It turned out it was a bad idea. I guess I messed up my stomach so bad that for months I would get often into gastric crisis: if I ate someting just a little heavy I would get very bad heart problems (my heart skipping beats and being totally messy) and I would feel like fainting. I had to stop taking all the supplements. Often I couldn't eat at all for 1 or 2 days. Once I had to stop eating for almost 4 days while keeping breastfeeding all the time. It was a nightmare. Then I got several heat strokes. The first one during my graduation (I was several hours undert he sun with a heavy gown and cap) after that the heat stroke were recurrent and frequent with tremendous headache and vomiting etc. Then I felt depressed and always fatigued. But still I refused totake the synthetic hormone. Now I am better, I started feeling better again in August, with some set backs once in a while. My tests look better, but a month ago I still had an elevated TSH and a lot of antibodies for the thyroid. As soon as I got in the states though I felt worse, and my thyroid started looking swollen again. I have the fluoride filter in the faucet but maybe it is not working enough and I will drink the borax. Do you think if the definition "cosmetic grade borax" means that is pure enough for internal use? Another question, I have read that there is aparticularly ugly flu this season, called the"australian", with 3 brand new viruses. I felt like crying when I read that. Here flus are monstruous. And I can't take anymore of being constantly sick. It is horrible the idea of being sickall by myself with two sick children to cure. I bought the BHT as you suggested should I take it when the flu strikes, at the first symptoms or later? Thank you so much Ted for being there for us!