2 thoughts on “Working On Yourself Versus Working With Yourself

  • June 15, 2018 at 3:36 am

    I was curious to see that you are hypothyroid (me too) – well known amongst sufferers of the myriad effects of muscle,tendon,joint pain, low mood, high anxiety, hair loss, brittle nails, dry skin, reduced/almost non existent sweating, etc.etc.etc. The best the medical community do is push T4 med based on TSH blood test only. HypoT is toted as autoimmune condition, linked with poor gut. Has anyone ever queried the pituitary/hypothalamus/thyroid axis to look for other cause, instead of going “geewhiz, you are low in thyroxine, take a tablet” meanwhile literally throwing you under a bus to deal with other polysymptoms. I think we get a poor deal from the medical community, the only winners are the pharmaceutical companies. It’s time this debilitating condition was given a fresh approach to hopefully find a real solution. You do yoga, I spend a fortune on chiropractors to relieve frozen muscles and gain some mobility. Any thoughts? Sorry to hijack your post!

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    • June 15, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      I think it is as you said – we are each individuals, with unique contributing factors that have likely led to our diagnosis. And with more of a “one size fits all” approach from the medical community, our other choice is to simply do lots of research and notice what resonates and pursue that. My personal philosophy on so-called modern medicine is that our physicians today know just enough to be dangerous. The potential is to help a little but also possibly harm a lot (if even only through ignorance of all that plays into what is being treated). Yoga, supplements, dietary changes (gluten free in particular), taking the pill the doctor gives me, staying hydrated, getting rest – these are all things I rely on. And at some level trusting (or at least hoping) my wise body can use those and figure out the rest to heal itself. I hope it helps!

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