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Any suggestions for Naturopaths or Endos really welcome.

Thanks.
I can suggest my own Endocrynologist.
She is very good (my boyfriend is also a doctor, even if in another area, and spent quite some time to find one that is considered among the best in the Zurich area).

Her name is Dr. Binz are here are her information/clinic details:
http://www.doktor.ch/arzt/binz-katha...8002-arzt.html

The waiting list for the 1st appointment is quite long (I had to wait something like 3 months), while afterwords it is way easier. She speaks english and she is always reachable by email for advices and follow ups to visits.
She is extremely competent, at least from my experience.
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Does anyone have the contact info for the pharmacy in Andorra that carries Armour? Thank you!!
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Hi everyone,
Just wondering the same question regarding a thyroid specialist (naturopath even who is expert on the topic) in the Bern/Fribourg region. Or even just a great doctor who really listens. I'm running into some problems here finding a GP who understands has humorous and how I'm treating it (cytomel, a t3 hormone). Any help is appreciated! English is my first language and I speak a small amount of French, no German.

**is knowledgeable about how I'm treating. Is what I meant to say!

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Re: thyroid problems?

Hello Hashimoto's friends,

I've read through this tread and wanted to ask if anyone can recommend a Naturopathic Doctor in Basel that specializes in Auto-Immune, Hashimoto's or Hypothyroidism. I have pinned the posts for the doctors in Zurich but was hoping to find one locally.

I need to see one in the next month as I have only a set amount of thyroid meds with me from my last pharmacy and doctor. I use Tirosint (T4 which is made in CH) and Cytomel (generic T3) as my daily dosage. I am also on HRT creme that is bio-identical and needs to get that refilled in a few months. My Naturopathic MD back in the states also had Hashi's so she knew what blood work to do and what supplements I would need to help control this wonderful disease. I would like to continue that kind of whole body treatment as my thyroid is shriveled up to nothing and I am also positive for EBV (epstein barr virus) which has flared since we arrived about 2 weeks ago. I've been on the Auto-Immune Protocol Paleo diet for 20 months now and I was in remission so pretty healthy (until last week).

We have health insurance and I brought my past medical records/blood test results etc and need to schedule an appt ASAP if it takes a month or more to see a doctor. If someone could assist me, please PM me or respond to this thread. I've copied the Zurich doctor links (from this thread) and hope that I can find someone locally instead. Thanks so much for your help.

FYI, there is a great facebook group (closed & private) called Hashimoto's 411 that has been life changing for me health wise and has about 30k members with this disease all over the world. It's a support group and has been full of information if you need more.
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My husband told me this morning: I know it is not you talking but your thyroid.... I wanted to cut his head off and feed the dog with it.



I know the feeling! Hope you got your Armour eventually and everything worked out!

I was diagnosed with Hashi about 4 months ago, but haven't been on meds because my endo said my TSH wasn't 'low enough' even though my T3 was low.

Now I'm having more symptoms, (depression, mood swings, skin like the sahara, puffy face, funny feeling in my throat) and I'm thinking that I should find a more thyroid-friendly Doc, or at least someone who will try actually treating me for these symptoms.

Do you know any thyroid-friendly GPs in Basel?
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Hey LittleGirl, did you end up finding a good doctor in Basel?
I'd love their info!

Hope you got things sorted out with your medicines. Thanks for the tip about the fb group - may have to check them out as well. I feel like I need all the help I can get!
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Re: thyroid problems?

Most people would go to an endocrinologist rather than a GP for thyroid issues. This might help in your search.
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I have seen both an endo and a GP.

I don't really care too much what their specialty is as long as they are willing to listen and to try to help. Any recommendations in the Basel area are welcome!
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I know the feeling! Hope you got your Armour eventually and everything worked out!

I was diagnosed with Hashi about 4 months ago, but haven't been on meds because my endo said my TSH wasn't 'low enough' even though my T3 was low.

Now I'm having more symptoms, (depression, mood swings, skin like the sahara, puffy face, funny feeling in my throat) and I'm thinking that I should find a more thyroid-friendly Doc, or at least someone who will try actually treating me for these symptoms.

Do you know any thyroid-friendly GPs in Basel?
Yes!!!!!! Send me a message.
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Most people would go to an endocrinologist rather than a GP for thyroid issues. This might help in your search.
I went to the endo only when I was pregnant. My GP is definitely better on this as he follows the symptoms and not the numbers. And I feel a thousand times better since.
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Re: thyroid problems?

I have hashi and I go a doctor in Baden-Datwill.
She is my GP and several doctors at the centre specialise in hormones, diabetes and thyriod conditions. I was diagnosed with thyroid disfunction 4 years ago and given levothyroxine. When I had my registration appt here they did an ultrasound on my thyroid and did a thorough blood test with antibodies and then diagnosed hashimotos. I have very little thyroid tissue left.

In case anyone is in the area here is their webpage.

http://www.diamon.ch/
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Hey LittleGirl, did you end up finding a good doctor in Basel?
I'd love their info!

Hope you got things sorted out with your medicines. Thanks for the tip about the fb group - may have to check them out as well. I feel like I need all the help I can get!
Pepperylady:
I did find a doctor on my insurance that was familiar with Hashimoto's and he treated me well until March when he left the practice. So I am on a new search again as I don't want to drive to Luzerne to see him.
I had to go back to the states over the summer last year and was able to refill my T3 meds but will run out again this summer so I'm in a world of hurt there. I can't afford a trip back to the states again this year but will fly to NYC in order to refill them from my doctor in the states if I have too.
I ran out of T3 last spring and ordered a two month supply from the Zurich international pharmacy and those two months of pills were as expensive as a 6 month supply in the states. Thanks for asking.
There is another facebook group called Living with Hashimoto's that I feel is much better than the Hashimoto's 411 group. I left the 411 group last year. There's also an FTPO Europe/UK group that I'm a member of. Good luck.
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My doctor prescribe me T3 cynomel to take with my euthyrox. My numbers are very high but it works for me.
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Re: thyroid problems?

I am living with Hashimoto since a little more than 15 years....sadly two years ago we found out I handed it down to my youngest daughter.

We are both successfully treated with Levothyroxin, she Euthyrox, me Eltroxin.

The biggest problem I have is keeping the weight in check...the rest is not so bad to deal with.

In case anyone in the Biel/Seeland area needs a really good Endo-Doc

I can really recommend

Dr.Fajfr

http://www.stoffwechselzentrum-steps.ch/
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http://www.victoria-apotheke.ch - this place, if i read correctly will fill scripts from the US from a Swiss doctor. Whether insurance will pay is another issue.
I have been using ARMOUR for years and it works for me, but there are reasons why synthetics may work better for others. It took me about 5 years and 4 different doctors (3 endocrinologists and one osteopath) to get an accurate diagnosis. Even if thyroid levels are within the 'normal' range, it might not be 'normal' for you.

With thyroid issues, you have to be your own advocate. Helpful resources:

http://stopthethyroidmadness.com

https://chriskresser.com/5-thyroid-p...ard-lab-tests/
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Oh, and Armour here is available by prescription at the Victoria Apotheke on the Bahnofsstrasse. Sometimes they even have it in stock. However, the same bottle I pay $6 for in the US is $60 here.
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I have been using ARMOUR for years and it works for me, but there are reasons why synthetics may work better for others. It took me about 5 years and 4 different doctors (3 endocrinologists and one osteopath) to get an accurate diagnosis. Even if thyroid levels are within the 'normal' range, it might not be 'normal' for you.

With thyroid issues, you have to be your own advocate. Helpful resources:

http://stopthethyroidmadness.com

https://chriskresser.com/5-thyroid-p...ard-lab-tests/


WOW! Thanks for the links, they are really informative, and just found something very very accurate in regards to "MY broken winged butterfly" in the neck
I have my next endocrinologist appointment in June and will certainly make a list of questions for him.

Merci!
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Armour hasn't been working much for me. I heard it changed the effects on people since they have redone the formula. Many people who were on it before the changes and after have noticed a huge difference. I never tried the old formula.
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I was wondering if anyone found Acupuncture any help with their problem Thyroid?
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Hi
I was diagnosed in Jan. 2011 with Hashimotos here in Switzlerland. 4 Endos, 2 GPs, Euthyrox and Adrenal fatigue later I have now been on Armour Thyroid for about 2 years and work with a great clinic that uses the school and complementary medicine route. I high recommend Dr. Van Limburg Stirum at the Seegarten Klinik in Kilchberg, ZH. http://www.seegartenklinik.ch/de/
Dr. van Limburg listens, has time for you and tests/prescribes not by numbers but by symptoms. You have to work with him as he is not an expert on Hashimotos nor does he pertain to be.
I get my meds from the Viktoria Apotheke in Zürich. Not covered by insurance and approx. 50% rice increase last year when company bought out!
There also seems to have been a change in the formula which I just found out abut on the net and at the moment I am increasing the dosage slightly as have more fatigue, etc. again.
Also radically changed my diet - gluten, egg, milk and yeast free. used to be veggie for nearly 30 years, now eat meat/fish daily and protein with every meal.
Also - supplementation - selenium, zinc, magnesium, omega 3 &6, vit. C, vit. D & multivit daily.
For all you Hashi sufferers out there I wish you patience, strength and energy to fight this illness that most endos think you can treat with a small pill!
If I can help anyone out there please do get in touch.
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