I went to the doctor today for what I thought were hypothyroid symptoms...All I got was an allergy prescription and advice to drink water, eat vegetables, and walk 30 minutes a day.
I pretty much do crossfit & this MFker is telling me to walk for 30 minutes a day.
I understand that not much can be done without a blood test...but still he pissed me off.
Back to my original question: Next time I'm miserable should I give allergy medicine a try or avoid it at all cost?
asked byAndrew_13 (2349)
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on December 19, 2012
at 02:00 AM
First of all, I suggest you find a naturopath or functional medicine practitioner who will give you more clear advice and help you with your thyroid issues. I also had a thyroid condition pre-Paleo. My regular Western doctor didn't even register the "problem" as I was .05 from "high" in the "normal" range. Turns out I was 2.40 higher than my naturopath thought was healthy. Now I'm only .18 more than is considered perfect by my naturopath.
That being said, stay away from all allergy meds except for Flonase. Yes, I understand that it's still a medication and it's a steroid - but it's also less damaging to your internal system and hormones than anything taken internally. I took Allegra for years because of horrible allergy problems and wound up having such serious hormonal issues that I had to have uterine surgery, etc. It was a nightmare - all from those 'harmless' allergy pills. No Western doctor thought to test me for food allergies or recommend an allergen elimination diet (which is what put me on the path to Paleo by my Vegan naturopath who has since switched to Paleo after seeing my 180 degree turnaround in my health).
My suggestion if you feel it's a thyroid condition and you can't find a doctor or naturopath who will perform the blood work, cut out all goitrogenic veggies for a few days and/or add a VERY small amount of iodine back into your diet - as Kelp would be my recommendation. Here's a podcast transcript where Chris Kresser touches on the subject with Chris Masterjohn. http://chriskresser.com/chris-masterjohn-on-cholesterol-and-heart-disease-part-3
I hope this helps.