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Old 12-04-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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Re: Hashimoto and Hives

It's the TPO antibodies which cause Hashimoto's and also cause the hives. If you can reduce the TPOs, it might help with the hives. You probably can't eliminate them totally, but you might be able to reduce the titer up to 40% by taking a daily dose of selenium. Start with 200 mcgs for one month and reduce to 100 mcgs daily after that. If you take a multivitamin supplement, check the ingredients for selenium so that you won't exceed the 200/100 mcgs. Too much Se isn't good.

Also, treating the thyroid disease with supplemental hormone could reduce the antibody activity. I hope you've been given some!
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