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In April , my TsH level was 100. I took 125 mcg levothyroxin.

Now my TSH level is 9.

But I gained 14 kg in last 4 month. I have severe problem of sleeping.

Please advice?

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    14kg in 4 months? The meds cause a lot of side effects. Get off the synthetic meds and try NDT prescription, ThyroGold or essential amino acids. All work better and have fewer side effects than the synthetic stuff.

    Please see the insert that comes with your meds or the manufacturer’s site for an incomplete list of side effects, and see the levothyroxin group for what other people experienced with the Levothyroxin. 

    One possible side effect is chronic pancreatitis, which can cause the rapid weight gain you’re experiencing.

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      Hi. I just picked up Raw Thyroid from the V. Shoppe. It has 50mg of thyroid glandular from bovine in New Zealand. It also has adrenal.glandular tissue and few others. I am adding this to Levo. Any suggestions? It has great reviews.
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      Read up on Raw Thyroid that it could have up to 9mcg T3 and 40mcg T4. Don't know accurate that is and Im sure every bottle wil have varying quantities. Guess that's the problem with supplements you really dont know. Took one early evening felt fine felt good when I woke. But adding this to my Levo is overdoing .it...I would have to lower my Levo or skip days w both. Also beware that some people have their immune system revved up because it sees t.he bovine. glandulars as a foreign invader. My hashi AB have dropped down to 10 on Levo (from 1000s) so dont want them stirred up. This reaction didnt happen to the majority who take it...but thyroid tests are extremely important when taking glandulars. Theres also adrenal. tissue which may make sensitive. people or people with high cortisol uncomfortable. I felt fine. Just have to figure out safe way to take it. Wish there were thyroid fingersticks like the ones diabetics use. That would be a big money maker ....

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      I think “raw thyroid” isn't really raw, it is probably freezedried to maintain structures. I’m not a fan of these mixed products, but look forward to hearing how it works for you. New Zealand is a great source, very clean farming!

      The belief that OTC products have more variation than FDA regulated thyroid medication isn’t necessarily true. Drug manufacturers are required to be within 10% of label dose, so you can have as much as 20% difference between batches!

      With natural (OTC) thyroid glandular, you (supposedly) get whatever dose the animal’s thyroid contains. However, the variation between animals is likely less than 10%, and the glands of many animals are pooled into large batches, thus reducing variation in dosing. I trust the OTCs way more than I trust the prescription stuff. With the OTCs, you xan almost akways talk to someone in customer service. You can’t  do that with prescription drugs.

      The bovine glandular is closer in ratios of T3/T4 to human. However, porcine tissue is actually closer to human tissue.  From an immunological point, if your body attacks the porcine tissue, its more likely to have cross reactivity with your own tissue. If your body attacks the bovine tissue, its kess lijely to result in autoimmune to your own thyroid tissue.

      Really, whether you use bovine or porcine is likely moot, since by the time you’re taking NDT or glanfular thyroid, you’re so far down the autoimmune train, the point may only be useful in helping reduce further aggravation of the immune system.

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      Thanks for reply. I didn't know how much T3/T4 was in the Raw Thyroid when I first bought it. When I researched more found out it could be 9mcgT3 and up to 40mcg T4 which.makes it more complex as far as dosing. It was great knowing I could just go into a vitamin shop near me and buy it. If I was a newbie to thyroid meds it would be easier to dose but don't want to stop Levo since I never had sides with it. Have to figure out what to do. Plus it also has adrenal gland tissues and other glandulars...which makes it more confusing. Took one and felt fine but it's complex. Wish they didn't add other glandulars to it don't want to juggle all these glandulars. But it's empowering knowing I can purchase it OTC...but also confusing. We need thyroid fingersticks.

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    Anybody having experience with Surgery in hypothyroidism disease?

    Is any successful case in surgery (Hypothyroidism) ? 

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