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Thyroid Disorders board


Hi and welcome to the boards, here you will find many friends who are going through or have gone through the same thing you are going through. Feel free to come here anytime for advice or even just to vent, we are here for help, and support.

You really need to have your Free T3 and Free T4 checked, those are the active thyroid hormones that your body has available for use, the TSH is put out by the pituitary and is a poor indicator of actual thyroid function.

Hashi's can be a very frustrating thyroid condition, the thryoid works sometimes and doesn't others causing both hyper and hypo symptoms. Did they check you for antibodies? Most often this is how they diagnose Hashi's, the surefire way is to do a biopsy. I was diagnosed on symptoms and having antibodies present.

If you have not already read the posts in the "Informative Archives" at the top of the posting page, I would recommend it, its long but worth the read. I think that MEEP has a very good detailed description of how Hashi's progresses in there, its very interesting and will explain a lot.

Take selenium 100 mcg a day, it helps the T4 convert to T3 and is vital for thyroid health.

What prescription did they give you? Beware of a dr that only wants to prescribe synthroid and nothing else, they are catering to the maker and not treating you. Also ask about wether the dr treats by the TSH or the free numbers, if they say TSH, find another dr. Also do they treat by symptoms or by the lab sheet numbers, the lab sheet isn't in pain or having problems so the answer better be by symptoms.

Good luck to you, keep us updated on how you are doing.

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Quote from girlygirly:
I am going to add that along with taking the selenium you should take vitamin e (soy free) and zinc. These 3 work together and are needed so that the selenium works effectively. The selenium will help to reduce the antibodies that are present.

You need to eliminate ALL soy if you are eating any from your diet as it interferes with thyroid function. You also need to look at your diet to see if you are eating alot of processed or refined foods, if you are they are NOT helping your condition. Stay away from kelp or products with large amounts of iodine as they can be a problem for someone with Hashi's. Don't take your thyroid meds with your vitamins due to the fact that iron can interfer with the absorption of your meds and be sure to take your calcium supplements at least 4 hours apart from the meds.

Good Luck!! :angel:


As far as vitamins are concerned, what time of day would be best to take a mulitvitamin? Thus far, I've been waiting to take it about 3 hours after I take my Synthroid (and all the other meds I take).
Quote from Pagegurl:
As far as vitamins are concerned, what time of day would be best to take a mulitvitamin? Thus far, I've been waiting to take it about 3 hours after I take my Synthroid (and all the other meds I take).


When I took synthroid since my only dose was in the a.m. I took my multivitamin later in the day. As long as you wait as you are, you should be fine! :angel:
Quote from girlygirly:
When I took synthroid since my only dose was in the a.m. I took my multivitamin later in the day. As long as you wait as you are, you should be fine! :angel:



I truly appreciate the info. Thanks.