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7/9/13 3:55 P

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Thanks A Lot. You been a great help!

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Hope some of these idea will work for you!
Sleep is another underrated commodity... while you are healing is the time to get your 8 hours in.

These problems won't disappear overnite... its going to take months.
You may see some initial improvements, but you didnt get to where you are now overnite.

Be kind to your self,

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Awesome! Thanks

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hey Glad!

The Ashwangandha, here's something on it:
www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/i
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redientmono-953-ASHWAGANDHA.aspx?actR>iveIngredientId=953&activeIngredient
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I've used Himalaya Pure Herbs Brand:
www.iherb.com/Himalaya-Herbal-Health
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re-Ashwagandha-60-Caplets/3691


I like that brand bc the test their product for potency and all that's in it is the herb, no fillers.

I'd start with the vitamin C and Bs first though.
I really like pure crystalline powered vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and use it in my bath water (it takes the chlorine and chloramines out of tap water, for soaking veggies and a little bit on my skin after I come out of the bath. You only need a wee bit, like a pinch.

Iherb also sells it


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wow, thanks a lot. Where do I find Ashwaganda, and just what is it. I hope I can find it at the health food store. I've already made an inquiry.


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I 'd experiment to see what works best for you.
Vitamin C in your water, will help your thyroid hormone get into you better.
Let me see if I can find something about it online:

www.scielo.org.ar/pdf/raem/v48n1/v48
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That said, you aren't having a problem absorbing your thryoid meds.

So I'd put some C into your drinking water and have it in the afternoon and evening, being as C also REDUCES cortisol as it supports the adrenals. This will allow you to sleep better.

www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200
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I'd take the B vitamins in the beginning of the day as they can stimulate the adrenals.

And the Ashwagandha in the morning, too , until you find out how your body reacts to it.
Some people find its too stimulatory.

I'd start with the C for a week, if you're okay with that add the B vitamins for the next week. Then add the Ashwagandha the following week. This way you'll know which ones are working and doing what.

This isn't an exact science... you've gotta play with it!
My thoughts are to treat it like an adventure, rather than a curse!
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so let me make sure I'm understanding this. The vitamin C and Ashwaganda is taken in the morning? Cause that is when I take the synthroid of course. I like to drink juice with ACV in it in the morning. Just started that routine lately.

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Thanks! I will consider taking those supplements along with the other I already take. Yes I take them in the early afternnoon well after the synthroid. :)


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Glad!

Don't know if you're doing this already, but keep your vitamins away from your morning Synthroid in order to get the full benefits of your thyroid dose. Lunch is usually a good time to take a vitamin/mineral as that gives the body plenty of time to absorb your thyroid replacement hormone.

As for waking up and not being able to run from a fire, aside from that comment making me laugh, its got to be that your cortisol is prolly too low. Cortisol starts being released into the bloodstream around 3 -4 am (which is why many people wake up at those hours) and builds to a peak from 8 -10 am, giving you energy to wake up. Then it tapers off during the course of the day so that its lowest at nite, allowing you to get a good nite's sleep.

Sometimes low thyroid isn't noticed right away, so the adrenals (where cortisol is made) winds up having to "cover" for the thyroid. Cortisol is like an EMS crew, its not supposed to give long term care. When you've got an untreated condition like low thyroid for months on end, it can mess up your natural cortisol rhythm by wearing them out.

Vitamin C is good for adrenal function as are the B vitamins.
Ashwaganda is an adaptogen that helps normalize adrenal and thyroid function that you might want to consider taking in the morning.

Hope you're feeling better and soon!
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Thanks! I been working on my weight. My exercise is a little bike riding and mostly walking and I try to just keep moving with busy work. There's always something to do. I been working on my weight since January and lost about 40 lbs. Synthroid is getting balance now, so maybe the weight loss will improve. I take Source of Life vitamins and didn't think I needed anything else, but maybe i'll step up the fish or cod liver oil. Thanks again for some ideas. When I first wake up in the morning I couldn't run from a fire. lol

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Plantar fasciitis can also be from too much calcium, not enough magnesium.
General inflammation in the body which can be tamed by focusing on eating a diet of whole foods, fresh produce, and using fish or cod liver oil as a anti-inflammatory.

Being overweight, doing impact exercise that is inappropriate for your weight and footwear... are other risk factors.

Speaking directly from personal experience as well, sad to say!

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Because when I have that, or acne in my hair....my levels are off. EVERY TIME! Those are some of my top indicators my levels are not where we want them to be.

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I'm curious why you say it's a sign you need to increase your meds?

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Heels are most likely plantar fascitis. Ask your doc. One thing would be to stretch the heel tendon. A good way to do that is put your toes on a stair trend and gently stretch the tendon by lowering yourself slightly from level so that your toes are higher than the heel. Gently! I can avoid this...that is one of my signs I need to increase my meds!


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I'm sorry for you loss. I don't have answers for you questions but I know there are many knowledgeable people in this group.

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It may not be related but my heals hurt when I first get up in the morning, however I had that before my thyroid surgery, but lately its been noticeable and in both heels. I get over it when I walk for a few minutes. Also how does Blood Pressure meds affect the synthroid. I been taking them about an hour after I take the synthroid. Does taking synthroid have an affect on getting to sleep, because I seem to have trouble with that. But then again I was also doing that before too. lol When I finally get tired enough I usually sleep, but I've noticed more often I just have more sleepless nights. I know its important to stay positive and I'm not a really young woman anymore. If this had to happen to me I'm glad I was older as I'm 61. I've always had a strong consitution. However I'm new at this and I think it really sucks sometimes to depend on a synthetic drug. I wonder about long term affects on my body. I am trying to maintain healthy eating and exercise. I hope I will finally reach my weight goals. I'm still a long way off even though I lost 40 lbs since the first of this year. But then came the thyroid surgery and it has slowed down, but thankfully I haven't gained. We lost our granddaughter in June. My daughter was 5 months pregnant and I got out of my grove on my diet for a couple weeks, although I didn't go crazy either. Thanks!

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