If you have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism but have no symptoms of hyperthyroidism, I do not believe this needs any treatment whatsoever.
In fact, many patients are diagnosed with hyperthyroidism based on their TSH alone….. Without even checking a T4, T3 or asking the patient about their symptoms. As far as I’m concerned this is brain dead, malpractice. Yet such asinine conclusions are often considered “standard of care”.
Mainstream treatment for hyperthyroidism includes poisoning the thyroid with toxic drugs or radiation to destroy it…… sounds barbaric but is typical of mainstream treatment.
If you actually have symptoms of hyperthyroidism, e.g. palpitations. These symptoms can be controlled with an over-the-counter supplement available in our office or a $4 Walmart drug called propranolol.
If propranolol or our supplement do not control your symptoms, lithium will probably work.
Lithium is used to treat bipolar disorder. In the 1950s doctors noted that the lithium would sometimes cause hypothyroidism. In the 1970s, the Mayo Clinic published research demonstrating that high doses of lithium could indeed bring hyperthyroidism under control within 2 weeks. In the 1980s researchers at Walter Reed Army hospital discovered that treating hyperthyroidism with Iodine 1st followed by lithium after a few days works better.
My most respected mentor, Jonathan Wright M.D., used this information to come up with a protocol for hyperthyroidism that (except one patient in 3 decades) always worked:
5 drops of Lugol’s iodine solution 3 times a day for 3 days; followed by 300 mg of lithium carbonate 3 times a day.
In the vast majority of cases this will work without any problem. Lithium is taken by millions of people every day without any problem but can rarely cause side effects. These unlikely side effects are easily controlled by 1 to 2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil and 400 to 800 units of mixed tocopherols daily. Flaxseed oil and mixed tocopherols are good for you for many other reasons anyway.