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I've posted before about low TSH and diagnostic tests.
I had a thyroid uptake scan which said normal uptake and said the reason for low TSH was a hot nodule. I have to wait till January to see an endo but meantime have read bugleweed and L-carnitine can help bind those excess receptors and lift my TSH. I'd rather not use a prescription medication as I am finally leveling out of a grief and stress induced migraines and other issues unrelated to thyroid. In other words, I don't want to rock the boat.
I cannot find anyone (a holistic or naturopath) close to home. The closest is over an hour away and wants to include acupuncture. Insurance doesn't cover this and I don't really want acupuncture. It's costly. I just want someone to guide me with supplements that won't interfere with Verapamil and hydrochlorathyazide for BP.
I've read L-carnitine can raise BP. Not sure if it's true. I've read bugleweed is effective in lifting TSH but you can't say on it. I've bought both and they're sitting in my cabinet. I'm frustrated that I can't start taking them because from what I read, a doctor should guide you with these supplements. My PCP is amazing but not knowledgeable with supplements. My pharmacy can't help either with interactions.
Anyone have suggestions?
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