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Hi,

I have suffered thyroid problems for years now and have previously been on carbimazole and levothyroxine. I have had the radio active thyroid drink a couple of years ago also. I'm currently on Nature-Thyroid. However I don't feel any better. I have all the sytoms still and am at the end of my tether. I have all the classic hypothyroid issues: weight gain, anxiety, tiredness, brain fog etc etc and it's not getting any better.

My results this week were:

THS: 8.04

T4: 8.8

T3: 5.4

Please can someone offer advice or own experience as what I should do next? Constantly feeling fobbed off with the docs and specialists :-(

Thanks in advance

Jan

 

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    You feel hypo because you are hypo. Why haven't they put you on levothyroxine? That's what I would be wanting to do.

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    • Posted

      Hi Evergreen - yes I know i'm hypo. As stated I have tried levothyroxine and it too didn't work for me so just looking for what may have worked for others in my situiation.

      J

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      I was misunderstanding you, sorry. I assumed you were on block and replace when you said you had been on carbimazole and levothyroxine. This combination doesn't work for many people. I thought you may not have tried levothyroxine after the radioactive iodine because taking it on its own often has better results. The problem with nature thyroid is that it is (as I am sure you know) just made up of ground up pigs thyroids. This means that there is not a measured dose because each pig and each gland will have varying concentrations of thyroxine and so it is very difficult to reach a measured and steady dose of thyroxine in the body. Synthetic hormoones can be measured more precisely. I am sorry you are feeling so rough at present.

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      Thank you - I am considerign coming off the Nature Thyroid so your comments are helpful. Thanks again. J
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