I have so much to say in this post so I hope I get it all out as I know just how important it is to many people that are struggling with thyroid / adrenal issues. This is becoming a epidemic I believe. So many are struggling with this and it affects so much of our bodies and lives. I “think” I am finally starting to heal but it is not without a lot of work and focusing on my health.
I am a mother to 10 so putting myself first seems so selfish sometimes but then I realized I actually wanted to be here for my kids. Ya’ know, if we do not take care of ourselves it WILL catch up to us. So first in my new protocol for healing is taking time for self. That may mean different things for different days because with a large family things change quickly. IT may mean a quite devotion time with the Lord(something I want to get back into daily as it makes tremendous difference), just sitting out on our screen porch with a cup of tea(or coffee, something I am trying to work on getting rid of), going out with my husband. I will tell you this, I think this has helped the most. Going out and being with my husband helps my stress level so much. I realize some are not in that season of being able to do that right now as you do not have older ones but it will come.
The next thing I have done has found a good doctor. A NATURAL one! Please choose a doctor very carefully. I realize also that this is very hard these days but they ARE out there. I have found a wonderful. We have to drive a bit to get there but it is worth it! Have correct testing . I know , I know it is expensive but your life is worth it! Pray as God for guidance in this decision. Salvia testing is very important along with antibodies testing to see if you are experiences a auto immune issues like I am.
Next finding the right medicines, supplements, other natural things, and foods that will help you heal. I am using several things and the first time in years do not feel like death when I wake up. I am able to wake up and start my day and be the mother I used to be. I am very thankful the Lord for this. I am using several things from Young Living essential oils. I used Progessence Plus for my low progesterone and to balance my hormones, Endoflex for my overall endocrine system , and the several oils to help stabilize my hormones like Nutmeg(great for thyroid and adrenal fatigue), Ylang Ylang oil has made a huge difference in my mood!!! I also use a few others for different things but those are the most used. Also using supplements , one my natural doctor put me on called Thyroid PX. I am also using Vitex and Sulferzyme(from Young Living, have good enzymes is important). Also keeping your other health issues in check will surely help your adrenals. I have horrible seasonal allergies which is really taxing on your adrenals but I have managed them better this year even though the pollen has been terrible. Sulferzyme mentioned above will help with that and I also use Stinging Nettle. Also using oils Lemon, Peppermint and the most used Lavender for my allergies.
This is what is working for me along with trying to rest and enjoy life. Plain and simple. I am no doctor and cannot tell you what will work for you. I am in no way telling you that. But I am stating what is working for me. It has been a long process of finding what will work. I also want to say while starting some of these I felt WORSE but it was because my hormones were adjusting so please give things time before you decide they are not working. I would love to talk with you if you have any questions and will definitely love to pray for you during this hard road. I am confident the Lord is guiding me in the direction He wants me to go.