Case Study: Hypothyroid, Migraine Headaches, Chronic Fatigue, Depression | July 2018
Laura presented with Hypothyroidism, Migraine Headaches, Chronic Fatigue and Depression. Her Endocrinologist prescribed Synthroid (see article on the dangers of Synthroid and other thyroid hormone replacements). She was also prescribed Celexa, Norytriptyline and Imitrex to treat Migraine Headaches.
After ten months of care at the Goldberg Clinic, Laura's Thyroid Lab work is normal (see below and right). She is drug free. Her energy and mood are significantly improved. Migraine headaches have reduced by 75-85%.
In Hypothyroid conditions, the patient often presents to their Medical Doctor's office complaining of chronic fatigue and/or weight gain. A blood test is done and if the test comes back with elevated thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) or low Thyroxine, a prescription is written for Synthroid, Armour Thyroid, NaturThroid or Levothyroxine. This is done without investigating why the thyroid is not working well or giving consideration as to what the long term effects of taking the drug might be. The patient is rarely told that once they start taking hormone replacement, the Thyroid gland gradually loses its own function making them dependent on thyroid replacement therapy for life. This scenario is exactly what happened in Laura's case and what we see time after time with patients who seek assistance at our clinic. Thankfully, Laura decided not to pursue replacement therapy and instead made the effort with us to address causes and build health. In doing so, she regained her health and restored normal Thyroid function. She is entirely drug free.
See article: "The Tragedy of Thyroid Hormone Replacement"