I am kind of in the same boat, though my problem is probably not as bad as yours. I had a bout of thrombophlebitis (superficial blood clot). I had to take 3 months off of t-tapping. I hated it. And I was scared to take the alfalfa. I just recently started taking it again and will see.
I am not much help, but totally understand why you are concerned and frustrated.
I'm with Lori on this one. When I was on blood thinners I could not take alfalfa as it's a plant derivitive and therefore has vitamin K.
I'm not aware of any other issues, but then what do I know?
I'm not on any blood thinners, or other medication for this condition. When I was diagnosed, they said I didn't need any treatment since so far the only time it has caused me problems is during pregnancy. They didn't even say to stay away from any foods or anything. Now if I was pregnant, then I'd be on blood thinners and I definitely wouldn't take the alfalfa then.
I don't know. Maybe I'll just have to hope that the skin brushing will work well enough to tighten up any loose skin I may have. Unless there's something else out there that will help optimize the results.
research it on the internet. I probably spent a couple of hours looking at different alternative medicine sites and reading anything I could. Was it positive, was it negative? could it cause problems?
The one thing I found was, that depending on the part of the alfafa used and your sensitivity to the plant in general, you could induce lupus like symptoms. I have a family history of auto-immune diseases, including lupus. I kind of took the risk and started taking the alfafa. I haven't had any problems, but I did the research!!
So look it up. Doctors don't always know everything. That's why they call it "practicing" medicine!!!
Down 6.5" and 5 lbs!!!!
I've been trying to research it. I'm not getting very far. lol I keep finding info on just Alfalfa, or just the blood clotting disorder. I would love to just try it and see how my body reacts, but my body could react by getting a DVT and from there I could end up with a pulmonary embolism. Seems like a pretty big risk "just to see", you know what I mean?
How effective is the alfalfa if you don't take 12 capsules a day? I have no problems eating other veggies like spinach that have vitamin K, but I don't know how much of that I ingest compared to the alfalfa capsules.
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I wish I could take alfalfa. I have thyroid trouble, and alfalfa is a goitrogenic food (suppresses the thyroid). Whenever I ingest raw, uncooked goitrogenic foods (soy, cabbage, etc) for any period of time, my thryoid swells and aches. My thyroid was damaged years ago from using soy milk--a so-called health food. So alfalfa is out for me.
I had not heard that alfalfa had an effect on thyroid conditions. I take Synthroid & Cytomel everyday for hypothyroidism. Will the alfalfa interfere with my medications? I only see my endocrinologist twice a year and now I'm concerned. I'm not scheduled to see her again until November. It takes months to get an appointment and it will be difficult to try to schedule something sooner. I will try calling the office to see if I can get any information over the phone but I would be interested in any input anyone has on this.
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