Treating Early Stages of Hyper-Thyroidism Naturally

With our recent challenges, I didn’t have the money to take Clea back to our regular vet, so I did a great deal of research on my own on how to best treat Clea’s most recent diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism and Chronic Pancreatitis!  Not a great combination.

We have begun using Standard Process products, including “Thyrotropin PMG, Cataplex, and Calcium Lactate. The Thyrotropin for balancing thyroid levels, Cataplex for essential nutrients and calcium to support Clea’s increasing bone loss.  It is my understanding that hyperthyroidism creates bone loss. The vet also gave me another option, an herbal formula, but I had already tried that, and it wasn’t working.

I have been feeding Clea 3 times a day at minimum, sometimes four with only high quality calcium rich foods: Salmon, sardines, raw chicken necks, Chicken soup (recipe from The New Natural Cat, Anita Frazier), and Wellness canned food if she would eat it. Usually she wants fish or the chicken necks. I also pill her with digestive enzymes to help her absorb the nutrients of the food.

Mainly, she demands high quality calcium foods, and refuses to eat anything else. For her health and my peace of mind, I was happy to fulfill her requests, demanding as they were, especially from a Tortie. After a while though, working this hard was driving me crazy. Plus she was clearly distressed.

I was really clear though that I wanted to treat Clea’s thyroid naturally for as long as I could, because the side-effects of the conventional meds concerned me.  The Standard Process products just weren’t strong enough, and the herbal products we tried weren’t working either.  I found a published article on-line from a holistic homeopathic vet and began to treat her homeopathically with Nat Mur 200C and she seemed to be better, but only for a very short period of time.  I was determined not to give up though.

I consulted Dr. Pitcarin’s website forum. I have been a long-time follower of Dr. Pitcarin’s advice. I read his book, Natural Health for Dogs and Cats when I first adopted Gem, my first cat and it helped me immensely over the years, especially for a multi-cat pet guardian household.  What I learned has been invaluable in dealing with colds, viruses, eye irritations, and abscesses.  I also highly recommend Anitra Fraizer’s Book, the New Natural Cat for Finicky Cat Owners.

After posting Clea’s condition, Dr. Pitcarin suggested that if I was to work homeopathically with Clea’s condition, I would need to consider all of her history, her symptoms, past and present presenting maladies while reading through the variety of homeopathic remedy descriptions (he suggested nine that are known to support thyroid issues) for me to come up with a remedy for her.

Now, I don’t present to be a veterinarian, but I do empower myself by trusting my intuition and my love of natural medicines to support myself and the beautiful animals in my care. That said, I also worked for a holistic vet for many years who practices homeopathy, Chinese medicine and more, so I learned a lot there, and I have also applied homeopathy, herbs, whole food nutrition, energy healing, and conscious communication into my personal and professional life for close to twenty years. So I am not timid in terms of exploring and experimenting with the use of knowledgeable and educational resources.

Researching through the materia medica lectures that I found on line served me well, because Cleopatra is a different cat now, and I now longer have to feed her excessive amounts of food. Rather than inhaling 3-4 chicken necks within one-two minutes, she is eating normally again.

I compared Clea’s health issues to 5 or 6 remedies Dr. P listed and decided upon Phosphorus. I had the remedy here at home because I have taken it before, so I gave her one dose of Phosphorus 200C. I fed her a few hours later in the afternoon, she ate two bites of food and went upstairs at four in the afternoon and went to sleep. She didn’t get up until the next morning!  This was a miracle!  Her incessant crying, the spasmodic jumping along her backside which she has had for years, and her vomiting which she also has had for years ceased.

She is definitely more content and more nourished somehow. Homeopathy is a miraculous medicine, one that has really supported my cats health and well-being since they were kittens.

Here is Clea munching on cut-up raw, chicken backs.

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10 thoughts on “Treating Early Stages of Hyper-Thyroidism Naturally

  1. Hi Wendy!
    I know this post is a couple of years old but I hope you can give advice on your past experience with Clea.
    My cat Evie, who is 12 yrs old, had just been diagnosed with mild hyperthyroidism. She was my healthiest cat of the four that I had. Never was sick till now. About 7 months ago, I switched their wellness chicken dry food to wellness salmon and whitefish. They also ate wellness chicken wet once a day. 4 months ago, Evie started slowly having bouts of hair balls (which she never had) and it steadily progressed to throwing up her food once or twice a day. Via researching online, I found out her all fish food might have increased her iodine levels causing the hyperthyroidism. I stopped the fish dry and am now giving them almost all chicken/turkey wet with the hope to slowly transition to raw within the year. She has stopped vomiting but she still cries a couple of times a day (wasn’t sure if the transition from mostly dry to wet was the cause of the crying). She still has tremors too. The food change has happened within the past 3-4 weeks.
    The vet wants to put her on thyroid meds for life. I do not. I’ve read your story and other stories regarding homeopathic treatment for this ailment. Do you think I can start her on natrum muriaticum 200c? You mentioned other options. Can you offer a list of these options? Thank you in advance for your help! I’m so desperate! I don’t have a holistic vet near me and I’m not sure what to do. Btw..she has lost about 2.5 lbs within the past 6 months. She needed the weight loss…but not like this!!

    • Thanks for commenting Bea. 2.5 lbs is a lot of weight to loose. Nat Mur 200c is a constitutional treatment, meaning homeopathy can work when its the right remedy. Nat Mur was the right remedy for Clea because it fit her personality and the physical challenges that were occurring. It’s best to work with a homeopath, rather than figure it out on your own, unless you have a great deal homeopathic knowledge. I’ve been working with it for a long time, and to figure out which remedy was right for Clea, I spent hours reading through the various remedies that tend to address hyperthyroidism.

      I honesty don’t recall what they are now. Clea went into Spirit in 2010 and has already come back to me in another body 🙂

      The problem with waiting to decide is the condition is very serious and medication is really necessary, unless you go the homeopathic route asap. There are homeopaths that work over the phone. Dr. Hamilton in New Mexico or Dr. Christina Chambreau here in Maryland.

      The medication is better than nothing. Because they decline rapidly, and a thyroid out of balance reeks havoc through the body, as it controls every cell in the body.

      I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.

      • Thx, Wendy. I will try to see if I can get a phone consultation. I’m having financial difficulties. Who isn’t, right? I’ve been out of work for two years, my house won’t sell, my other cat has to have vet visits every two months…..and on and on. I wanted to try something first before going to another vet to avoid another big expense. I realize this is a serious illness but, at least, she is no longer vomiting and her stool is normal.

        I’m sorry about Clea but am so happy she has spirited herself into another kitty. ❤️

      • Bea I’ll see if I have the listing of remedies that tend to align with hyperthyroidism. One thing that is critical with discovering the remedy is a list of all the characteristics of the person, animal…so make a list of her behavior, tendencies, and health issues/patterns/symptoms. Then you have to go through each remedy and read about it and see which remedy fits your cat the best. Then you give the remedy and journal all the changes.

        When I gave Clea the Nat Mur she slept for fourteen hours straight. She was like a new cat.

        On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 7:07 PM, Nourishing Kitty wrote:

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      • Here’s a link to Holistic Cat with lots of great info and resources http://www.oocities.org/holisticat/hypert_faq.html

        On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 9:43 PM, Wendy6533@gmail.com wrote:

        > Bea I’ll see if I have the listing of remedies that tend to align with > hyperthyroidism. One thing that is critical with discovering the remedy is > a list of all the characteristics of the person, animal…so make a list of > her behavior, tendencies, and health issues/patterns/symptoms. Then you > have to go through each remedy and read about it and see which remedy fits > your cat the best. Then you give the remedy and journal all the changes. > > When I gave Clea the Nat Mur she slept for fourteen hours straight. She > was like a new cat. > > On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 7:07 PM, Nourishing Kitty comment-reply@wordpress.com> wrote: > >>

      • Oh, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Tears were literally coming down my face as I read your response. I will carefully take a look at all the remedies listed and follow your advice.
        As you can tell, I really do love my babies, it’s just very hard right now…
        I will let you know how everything turns out. Thank you again!!!

  2. Bea I’ll see if I have the listing of remedies that tend to align with hyperthyroidism. One thing that is critical with discovering the remedy is a list of all the characteristics of the person, animal…so make a list of her behavior, tendencies, and health issues/patterns/symptoms. Then you have to go through each remedy and read about it and see which remedy fits your cat the best. Then you give the remedy and journal all the changes.

    When I gave Clea the Nat Mur she slept for fourteen hours straight. She was like a new cat.

  3. Today I received a message asking, “If homeopathy is a valid option, why opt for the medication? Would you now recommend giving medication for hyper-t with liver, kidney issues knowing what you know now?”

    The sender’s name seemed questionable, so rather than “approve” the message, I am opting to repost it here with my reply, which is this:

    If readers read through all my posts about homeopathy and hyper-thyroidism they would see that I did opt for medication. Clea’s condition was complicated, and originally the homoepathy helped. Based on the then current research, homeopathy is a viable option for hyper-thyroidism IF IF IF, it is caught early before the numbers escalate.

    If TIFERETMOSHIACH wants to learn about homeopathy’s validity, in it’s use with my cats, which is all I am speaking to in the blog, then I suggest they read through this blog, which clearly reflects its efficacy. If you want to discuss further, please reply to this post.

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