Hyperthyroidism and drug use

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Doctor X files, Drugs and diseases

 

I’ve posted a couple times about rapid heart palpitations I’ve been getting recently. I don’t believe it’s drug related, all I’ve been doing is LSD, psilocybin and DMT. I had been taking Adderall but cut it out when this started.I got into a free clinic and was told my problem could be hyperthyroid. That also happens to run in my family (my mother had to get the radioactive iodine treatment to kill hers).  They said my thyroid was slightly englarged (no nodules though) and I HAVE been feeling a slight tightness in my neck right over the gland (didn’t even put it together until I was at the docs office).All they did was give me a beta blocker and ask me to come back in a month. The beta blocker IS slowing my heart and lowering my BP, but it’s only addressing a symptom and not the problem, right?I know there’s no sure fire cure for hyperthyroid issues, but do you have any experience/suggestions on how to control it? I’d rather not take thyroid suppressing chems and definitely don’t want to nuke my damn thyroid.I’ve heard that bugleweed and motherwort can help lower thyroid function over time. Is there anything dietary I should/shouldnt be doing? I’ve also heard it can be due to low/high iodine levels but I wouldn’t want to start meddling with that without knowing wether my iodine is high or low. Could applied kinesiology give me a clue? Do you even believe in that and should I?I’m staying away from all stims, be it caffiene, decongestants or uppers. I’m still using psychedelics about 1x per week and the rapid heart beat is of course more noticable and worrying while in that state. It’s becoming a real bummer on my life and my trips!Again, I don’t expect conclusive answers but anything you have to offer on hyperthyroidism is greatly appreciated!

 

 

The kind of treatment better for you depends on your age,sex, what is causing your hyperthyroidism, how much thyroid hormone your body is making, and other medical conditions you may have. In general, antithyroid drugs, radioactive iodine and surgery are the best options. In many times hyperthyroidism treatment leads to hypothyroidism, and then is necessary to administrate the hormone daily by oral route. This is not a problem for most people and it has less risks and complications than a sustained hyperthyroidism. I do not know about the effectiveness of natural herbs or suplements. I do not recommend using psychedelics in this state, ketamine is specially counter-indicated.

 

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