Even though I know this, I am still amazed by how many health conditions are tied in with thyroid function. And how easy it is to treat them individually as though they are unrelated; asthma, allergies, arthritis, PMS, depression headaches, high cholesterol, hair loss, hormone imbalances, dry skin, and more…
We could easily be on dozens of medicines which only address the result of the problem, but not the problem itself. For many of us, once on proper thyroid treatment these unrelated health problems pretty much disappeared. For me personally, at age 18 I had high cholesterol but now its in a normal range. My allergies and asthma have mostly all disappeared. You get the idea.
So it’s no surprise to read that some doctors, like Lowe and Mercola, have found a connection between thyroid function and fibromyalgia. In this interview with Dr. Lowe, who is recognized as one of the leading experts on treating thyroid disease with natural medicine, he explains how thyroid hormone regulation may be one of the primary underlying factors in many patients with fibromyalgia. According to the article, Dr. Lowe said conventional thyroid test is typically useless in making a diagnosis (which we know pretty well!) And he recommends treating fibromyalgia with thyroid hormone until the symptoms improve.