mrsmcool said:Hello everyone,
I'm new here so please tell me if this discussion exists elsewhere, and I'll head over there.
I have borderline hypothyroid. The symptoms are KILLING me, no energy, hair loss, dry skin, depression, no control over my weight, etc. Here's my test results:
free T3 2.06 (2.10-5.34)
free T4 1.30 (0.8-2.01)
I lost 50 lbs when I started an acupuncture procedure on my thyroid weekly, combined with a candida diet. The problem is the way my jowl is hanging, it bothers me to the point where I'm considering sugary. I'm 38 and plastic surgeons agree I could use a 1/2 facelift, however I really am too young to have such a procedure done.
I stumbled upon online photos of people who have thyroid problems, before and after treatment online. Their jowls seem to have really tightened up after about 6 months of treatment.
Has anyone experienced this? I'm not currently on any prescription meds. My ND doctor is testing me for heavy metal toxicity. After we rule that out he'll go back to my thyroid, where I really believe the trouble is.
I suspect I have type 2 hypothyroidism.
Has anyone noticed sagging jowls tighten up with treatment. I don't want to go under the knife until I've tried everything.
It is true; hypo and hyper cause myopathy. Nothing can age a person faster than thyroid disease.
It would be wise to treat the thyroid, wait and then reassess.
My eye surgeon would not do eye surgery until 18 months after I had my thyroid treated. He said this way, we get the true assessment. I happened to agree w/that and still do.