Natural alternatives?

I had a TT done in June and am currently on levothyroxine. Anyone know of or heard of any "natural" alternatives? I haven't felt like "me" since the TT. Had weight gain, depression,anxiety,problems sleeping, and no energy since then. I miss me! I miss what I could do with little effort that now makes me exhausted!
I understand it takes time but I'm sick of feeling like this!

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Quietangel, so sorry to hear of your struggles. By that point in my recovery I was back to my old self. Here are a few thoughts: You asked about natural hormones...and I've been on natural the whole time, Westhroid. (Armour is also a good natural choice.) I remember reading about several people on this board a year or so ago who felt poorly on synthetic, and then felt a lot better after switching to natural. If your doctor will let you switch, then it sounds like it might be worth it to me. If he/she won't, then I might look for a different endo who is open to that.

Another thing is to make sure that you're following all of the rules about taking your thyroid pills...on an empty stomach, preferably 1 1/2-2 hours after a meal and that same amount of time before you eat again. After trying several situations, I take mine between breakfast and lunch. (I set the alarm on my cell phone to go off every day. It can keep people awake at night, which I didn't need help doing.) it is especially important that you don't take it with calcium. Also, drink a full glass of water with the pill. (I make sure I drink at least 8 oz.)

I hope you can find the help you need to get to a good place. Don't give up hope...it is possible to feel good again! Keep us updated.

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