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Dear Harry

Thank you so much for your very helpful & detailed reply to my query.

Regarding your question about symptoms of high level peroxidase thyroid antibodies - the list is long. Some do go when the level of thyroxine supplement is correct, but a lot remain active for as long as the antibody level is high, which for many people, is years:

They are as follows:
chronic fatigue, insomnia, digestive problems, chronic diarrhoea or severe constipation, vertigo, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, swollen stiff joints, aching neck & shoulders, brain 'fog', short term memory loss, balance problems, visual disturbances, tinnitus, weight gain, depression, panic attacks, mood swings, dry eye syndrome, dry skin, hair loss, food intolerances, breathing problems, asthma, fluid retention.

Those are all I can think of for the moment. I had most of those symptoms a year ago, but am glad to say many have gone since my underactive thyroid was treated and stabilised.

Interesting what you said about magnesium, as I forgot to mention in my first post that I had a blood test for magnesium and it was the bottom end of normal. My doc said he would be happier if it was higher, but I have been too wary of getting a bad reaction to a supplement after my awful experiences with vitamin supplements. However, I shall try the homeopathic one you suggest, as can take it sublingually as you say, and should be OK.

Shall also try the nux vomica 30 as you suggest. Interested to hear it helped your wife with upper abdominal pain.

Thank you also for the advice about probiotics. I am actually taking Hylak probiotic drops - apparently one of the best, according to my Naturopath, and am glad to say I can tolerate it. I haven't heard of Culturelle...

I did try lots of different yogurts in the past, made from cows milk, or goats milk or sheeps milk, but could not seem to tolerate any of them, to my dismay, as I love yogurt and would happily eat it every meal if I could !

Thank you again for your kindness in replying to me. I really do appreciate your support and advice.

best wishes,
peterson :)