2 February 2013

Last health update for now

I promise this isn't going to turn into a the-state-of-Jen's-health blog! This is my last update for now.

I went to the naturopath and it was very interesting. She did a live blood analysis, which means she used a drop of my blood and a microscope and a screen to look at my blood and actually show me what she was talking about. The first thing she noticed is that I have candida. (When I came home and Googled the symptoms I was amazed at how many of them I have.) She also picked up a bunch of other things (because I'm pretty much a hot mess!), among them low iron, mineral imbalance, liver stress and leaky gut (doesn't that sound disgusting?).

Anyway, I have a bunch of stuff to take and a plan of action and am very hopeful to feel better soon (even if my wallet doesn't!)

With regards to Hashimoto's, I am aware of it (my cousin has it - in fact, my naturopath has it herself) but I think my T3 and T4 levels were such that it wasn't indicated, even though my TSH was high. I have faith that my naturopath will be able to help restore normal function, but will definitely still go back for retesting in a few months.

I won't keep harping on about my health, but hope to be able to post a positive update in a couple of months letting you know how I'm getting on.

Thanks again to everyone who has been supportive and kind - it means the world to me.


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  1. So pleased you have some answers Jen, hope the 'stuff' works very soon for you xxx

  2. Glad that they were able to give you a direction to go. I hope all of this works for you and you will be feeling back to yourself soon. It is no fun getting older. ;-) I am hoping the dietary changes and new supplements and injections will help me as well. Keep us updated!

  3. Hoping it all works out for you soon. It sounds quite positive so fingers crossed. Jude.x

  4. Glad you are able to understand what action you need to take and hope you are back to your self soon.

  5. As a sufferer of Hashimotos I think they should be addressing that TSH level now even if it was with a low dose, but hey, what do I know. Glad you got some answers though.

  6. I wonder if this is what my problem is. What all do they have to do to test you to see if you have this? Please email me at britmh7@yahoo.com. thank you!


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