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I'm starting to feel better, my heart is slowing down (a little), but at least it's in the right direction...
I've even been able to iron work bed linen - without breaking into a sweat...
 We've cleaned a large house today & for the first time ever - Sime was hotter than me!

An over active thyroid is difficult to live with.
And even harder is to see what my pig-headedness does to Sime.
He gets all ate up when I refuse help & I have watched him become exhausted with the extra pressure of holding me together.
A few days ago, I started taking the anti-thyroid drug - Carbimazole.
I hate giving in & I hate taking it, but if it makes Sime feel better - I have to do it.
The good thing is (in my opinion) - it takes between 6 to 8 weeks to kick in, but I'm already improving!

Which means my herbal mixture of tinctures must be working...
I'm taking mainly bugleweed with small doses of lemon balm & motherwort.
I've also just started taking lemon verbena tea.
I know that hyperthyroid sufferers tend to lack calcium & previously I was prescribed Calc. Carb homoeopathic remedy, so I'm taking a supplement - along with some really good vitamins & a probiotic liquid.
The only thing I haven't tried is Kelp.
Small doses of iodine are supposed to be good, but even iodised salt sends my heart racing & my thyroid throbbing.
Having done some more research, I've found someone who took a homoeopathic form of iodine & it cured her, so I was wondering if it could do the same for me. I would certainly prefer it to the radio active stuff...
Read this.

Anyway, I'm not dwelling on it all, because I will get better & I'd rather suffer now & again than have my thyroid removed or killed off.

We are off to Stoke again after work on Sunday, we've got more meetings with adult services for Bebe & I'm glad we're going...
It will be just the 2 of us again & it'll be nice to have time to enjoy ourselves, relax & eat properly!!!

Talking of food - I'm hungry...

Who's making supper?

Kay :)

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