Prescription Thyroid Medication May Not Be the Only Answer to Hashimoto’s & Hypothyroid

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Disease in April 2018. At that time, it became very clear that “something” was wrong. I’ll avoid a very long complicated story, as that isn’t the point of this article, but I was put on thyroid medication and told “You will be on this for life” along with “There is no cure”. Two very comforting statements.

I tried Synthroid briefly and felt so much worse that I stopped against medical advice. I was then put on NP Thyroid which is made from desiccated porcine (pig) glands. This leveled me out and has worked pretty darn well for years now. I would still be taking it had it not been for some recent news stories regarding farmers and mRNA vaccines. mRNA vaccines are currently authorized for use on pigs in the USA and are being used.

As one who refused to get the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, I certainly did not want to be ingesting it unknowingly against my will. This left me in a lurch. I “needed” my medication. In asking my physician there is currently no pharmaceutical thyroid medication that is made without chemical formulations like Synthroid, or without porcine (pig) gland on the more natural, but still prescription side.

As per usual I researched and dug for information myself. The most viable option I found was desiccated bovine gland from overseas. This is what is known as an NDT (Natural Desiccated Thyroid) supplement. My source is 100% grass-fed, with nothing removed and not de-fatted. All essential nutrients and cofactors are intact. GMO-Free. It is touted to help with mood, metabolism, immune health, digestion, sleep, and well-being.

I read reviews and some mentioned that they had gotten off of their medication using it. I was encouraged but honestly kind of nervous. I know when I have had to adjust dosages, I have sometimes felt wonky (mood swings, hot flashes, crying for no real reason, and just feeling wiped out, or anxious and jittery). So, I didn’t know what to expect going off a pharmaceutical to try a totally natural approach which I had been told was impossible bordering on dangerous.

Making the switch from Prescription to Natural Alternative

I decided to taper off rather than go cold turkey.
Week 1 I cut my 90mg NP Thyroid in half. From what I had been able to gather in reading, 4 scoops of the new NDT (it’s a powder) = 90mg. So, I started with 2 scoops and ½ of an NP Thyroid (45mg).

In week 2, I cut it down again. I took ¼ of an NP Thyroid (22.5mg) and 3 scoops NDT.

In week 3 I made the switch and took 4 scoops of the NDT and stopped the NP Thyroid altogether.

I had a few days of hot flashes where my body would heat up quite a bit. A little bit of restless sleep. But other than that, I actually feel like I have more energy. I feel like the NDT is supporting my body as it should.

The Blood Test Results

I am thrilled to let everyone know that my blood tests came back and not only are they in range for T4, T3, TPO Antibodies, and TSH, they are OPTIMAL according to Dr. Izabella Wentz’s work, she is a PharmD and FASCP who is an internationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist who has dedicated her career to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease. (See the image chart for levels to check your own.) Optimal is a level I was never able to achieve before this even with NP Thyroid. This has been a blessing in disguise.

The product I have been using is Grass Fed Beef Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT)

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Additionally, I am taking Fish Oil, injectable Glutathione, injectable B12, and selenium for support as well as Drenamin from Standard Process for adrenal support. I feel better than I have in a decade.

*This is not an offer of medical advice, just sharing my experience and results.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you Sarah for leading us to a healthier life.
    I have sent this article regarding the latest information you have provided us, about the Thyroid medication dilemma in addition to you last article regarding the beginning of your search about the Thyroid medication to Dr. Izabella Wentz. And appreciate it very much that you have kept your word about following up on this. I will need to reach out to this new source to figure out the equivalent for 135 mg NP Thyroid, and hopefully they can help. I will be seeing my endocrinologist in a week and hopefully he will get on board. If not I will sail solo.

  2. Sarah Barendse says:

    Very welcome 🙂 One of my main goals is health not only for myself, but for all.

    As for Dosing – I can help cause i figured this out for myself. I was on NP Thyroid 90mg. which is 4 scoops. (the scoops are tiny). So that makes each scoop equivalent to approx. 22.5mg. You need 135mg divided by 22.5 = 6 scoops 🙂

    *again, not a doctor here. Just a researcher with experience and sense. Not medical advice.

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