Thyroid Supplement?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' started by anchor, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. anchor

    anchor New Member

    Hi.

    Just got some blood results back and my TSH levels have plummeted.

    I'd rather not go on RX - are there natural supplement alternatives?

    Anyone have good results (more energy, etc) with either supplements or Rx meds?

    Thank you,

    Lisa.
  2. gb66

    gb66 Active Member

    I just started trying to take thyroid medication. I'm having side effects from synthroid and trying to get the doctor to prescribe armour thyroid.

    I already notice a difference when I take it (synthroid). I don't feel as much fatigue and my mood is elevated. I really know I need it but just can't bear the side effects of this med.

    What was your TSH, if you don't mind posting it. Mine was almost 6 and my free t4 is 107. I have hypothyroid. Is that what you have?

    Sorry you've had so much trouble. I also have CFS/FM, OA,IBS, MCS, Diabetes 2, and some other stuff. Hope we both can find some good thyroid relief. GB66
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  3. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    what does that mean...way back in 2002 my D.O. put me on armour with no labs, nadda, he was a rare MD for me to have...I struggle for 10 long yrs prior to talking to him...

    Do you have your labs TSH, Free T3 and T4...

    I've never messed with thryoid alterative supps...went right to Armour and it's my best support and it's made such a HUGE diff in my health issues...I think it's NutriMed that makes alternative thyroid help...


    Iodine is necessary for thyroid health...I take it also daily too.
  4. ljimbo42

    ljimbo42 Member

    I had thyroid testing done a while ago and my TSH levels were just barely in the normal range, so they were a VERY low normal. I take iodine for my thyroid because most people are deficient and I found out that weak adrenals were causing my thyroid issues.

    It is VERY common for weak adrenals to cause thyroid problems. The adrenals and the thyroid work in tandem through the HPA-(hypothalamus pituitary adrenal axis). When one is off, it often throws all of them off!

    That's why so many people don't get the relief they need from thyroid hormones such as T3 and T4. Good supplements for weak adrenals are licorice root, Isocort, and adrenal glandular. I can't begin to tell you how much these have helped me!

    Best of luck -- Jim