By Lorri Ballance Laird, LuxEco Advocate
Three summers ago, I suddenly found myself exhausted and depressed. I slept for four to five hours a day after seeing my son off on the summer camp bus, and I couldn't
manage to take care of my household. A visit to my doctor revealed my problem -- my thyroid had essentially stopped working, and I was told that I had actually been in danger of going into a coma. My doctor immediately prescribed Synthroid, a synthetic hormone, and a few months later, I was on the road to recovery. But it took a good six months before I was feeling truly well. And somehow, I can't feel really well taking a synthetic hormone for the rest of my life.
Cross-posted from LuxEcoLiving.