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My tsh was .1 about 6 weeks ago the doctor increased the levothyoride and I retested a few day ago with a tsh of .06, it is dropping. My thyroid was removed about 9 years ago and never had trouble with my medicine until I was diagnosed with Fibro & CFS, any ideas??

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    If you Google "Acetyl-L-Carnitine and fibromyalgia and CFS" you will get information on how this supplement is beneficial for these diseases. I saw an article that in addition to this, recommended other vitamins and supplements. Many of us on this Board are finding Acetyl-L-Carnitine very helpful for Graves disease.
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    I wonder if anyone watched the BBC2 programme "Should I eat Meat?" last night. It was stated that L-carnitine found in red meat causes damage to the heart. On the Dr. Oz website he states categorically that people can suffer damage to the arteries and heart from either absorbing this substance from red meat and also when taken as a supplement. He states that previous recommendations regarding this substance were wrong and it should be avoided. This is the latest research and alarm bells are ringing. I hope this is helpful.

    Bess.

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      I posted responses to this on another thread.

      "Just Googled L-Carnitine and cholesterol and came up with this paper "Influence of L-carnitine supplementation on serum lipid profile in hemodialysis patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis." It kind of states the opposite of what you reported on the radio or TV program - that L-carnitine lowers LDH cholesterol. My former gynecologist takes high doses of vitamin C after he had heart surgery as he refused to take statins and he is now 90, alive and well and still giving talks on the subject." and

      "I hadn't heard about that research on Carnitine. I do know that high doses of vitamin C and Lysine unclogs arteries (research from Linus Pauling). I am wondering whether the report on Carnitine was started by Big Pharma as they have been trying to block research on L-Carnitine as they stand to lose a lot of money if it gets promoted as a treatment for Graves. I think it all comes down to balance. Carnitine is an amino acid that is naturally found in muscles of the body and Graves patients are deficient in it so replacing it makes sense and people would not report feeling better on it if that were not the case. " and

      "Here is another study refuting that L-carnitine raised cholesterol levels. It states that it is the saturated fat in red meat that raises cholesterol levels, not the carntine. Google this title "Carnitine Study: A Response, April 2013".

      I think Dr. Oz has done the world a disservice by disseminating that information. I have not seen any study that shows there is any such side effect to supplemental L-Carnitine. The negative effect of eating red meat which has carnitine in it is not the carnitine but rather the saturated fat in red meat.

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      Also, there is a cardiologist in Florida, Dr. Stephen Sinatra who says that L-Carnitine taken with other supplements benefits the heart. As well, he was on the Dr. Oz show along with another guest stating that cholesterol is not what causes heart attacks.
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      I urge you all to Google "Controversy about L-carnitine being unsafe to take as a supplement" and read many reports that contradict that L-Carnitine causes heart disease. In fact, some reports state the opposite - that L-Carnitine helps patients with heart disease.

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    Isn't your doctor over replacing you? Either that or you live in a country with a completely different uni system to the UK.
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