As a cancer survivor I feel maybe my outlook on life is a skoch different than that of someone fortunate enough to not have cancer touch their lives. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to come across as superior or an attitude like “Nana nana boo boo, stick your head in doo doo” AT ALL. Simply that since having my thyroid removed at 15 years old has set my life on a course of necessary medicine, that I take every single day and will for the rest of my life. I dont even see that as a bother. What bothers me is the efectiveness of my Levothyroxine (thyroid medication). Since being put on a synthroid I have never had bloodwork come back with good news.
“Good news” meaning my TSH levels are good. My endocrinologist (thyroid specialist) is maybe the best in the country and even he couldn’t get the right dosage for “normal” results. At nearly 30 years old I have become well prepared for the inevitable medicine alteration….until most recently.
When my doctor told me my levels were fine, normal, no change happening with my pills, nothing. I was floored. At first I thought maybe it was just whatever but once it really sunk in….WOW!
“WOW” for two reasons: 1) normalized hormone levels have never been the norm! and 2) I knew what the real reason was for my “medical breakthrough”
PEPPERMINT. More specifically peppermint essential oil. I have been diffusing quite frequently since being introduced to the whole essential oil world by my godmother. Of Course with essential oils not being FDA approved I can’t factually prove it is the peppermint nor can any doctor, BUT I know it is the oils. Trust me, after 15 years of inconsistency that cannot be fixed or explained I know when something is responsible for the best news of my adult life. No. Entire life.
And I am entirely happy!