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My moods change easily…

I am now 32years and till date I had never had this problem. Since last 6months, I have been noticing that I get irritated very soon. When someone says that slightest offending statement I start crying. Suddenly I get very happy and exhilarated. Sometimes, I just have bad gloomy days and don’t feel like working at all and all the time I feel terrible and restless. I have started sweating more than usual and my AC is all the working in winters too. All this frustration is just coming out on my husband and kids which I am aware is wrong but cannot understand why it is happening. As I am a follower of homoeopathy, I visited my homoeopath after almost 5years and she asked me to get my thyroid hormones checked. I was detected with hyperthyroid. As she knew me since my birth, I was prescribed homoeopathic medicines and was also asked to keep a quarterly check on the thyroid hormones. I was even advised de-stressing exercises. Slowly and gradually I came out of this problem and now I am back to my original self.

Whatever be the type of your thyroid disorder, it can make you feel more emotional than you felt before and you may find that your mood changes, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Anxiety- a feeling of nervousness, with butterflies, heart racing, trembling, irritability, sleep difficulties are common in a person suffering from an over-active thyroid or hyperthyroid.

Rapid changes in thyroid hormone levels can unsettle your emotions. Rapid and effective control of hyperthyroidism is essential to stabilize the mood and it is also important to make sure that the thyroid remains stable. Fortunately, in the great majority of cases, psychological symptoms improve as the thyroid disorder is brought under control by treatment, if thyroid is the cause of the problem. Improvement would be faster when you seek help of an expert who can also take care of the mental symptoms apart from disease symptoms. Don’t feel awkward or embarrassed about talking to your doctor about the psychological symptoms associated with your thyroid disorder. Ask as many questions as you need to understand what is happening to you.

These symptoms can also have an impact on your family and friends so it is important to give them the opportunity to understand what is happening.

Healing with Homoeopathy

Homoeopathic treatment aims at treating a hyperthyroid patient as a person having the ailment and not just the disease in isolation. Homoeopathy suggests that illness often develop owing to lowered resistance, or compromised immune function. Homoeopathic medicines add zest to our immune mechanism. In other words, they gently propel the power of our immune system to scour the illness from its roots.

Homoeopathy is a mind-body medicine. Homoeopathy treats not only the physical complaints, but also targets the mind and gently restores mind-body equilibrium- thus it treats the patient as a whole.

Homoeopathy helps to produce thyroid hormone naturally by stimulating the immune system and helps in better functioning of the thyroid gland.

Homoeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body’s own healing capacity by encouraging the body to reactivate hormone secretions.

HRT (hormone replacement therapy) have known side-effects like itching, mild muscle or joint pains, swelling or hairloss. Homeopathy is free from any side-effects.

Do It Yourself

Have regular check-ups and pay attention to your symptoms. Report changes, if any, to your doctor.

Include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, rutabagas, spinach, turnips, peaches and pears. They help to curb thyroid production, naturally.

Caffeinated drinks and dairy products should be avoided.

Try de-stressing techniques. Go for a walk, try deep breathing, yoga, meditation, put on some soothing music as it slows heart rate, lowers blood pressure and even decreases levels of stress hormones. Switch of the T.V. / Mobile/ laptop 1 hour before you sleep as uninterrupted computer usage has been associated with stress, lost sleep and depression.

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