Overactive thyroid menopause and Soya

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Hi, I'm currently on carbimazole 5mg (take one 1 day 2 the next) I'm also experiencing my menopause which I'm reluctant to take HRT for, I was looking into natural ways to ease the symptoms and increase my memory because ATM is unbelivably shocking! A lot of things state that Soya is fantastic for menopause however on the other hand Soya is apparently not good for thyroid problems and can affect the way the body absorbs the thyroid medication, does anyone have any experience or advice on this? I would like to feel like me again but with the symptoms of the menopause and the side effects of the carbimazole I don't even know who I am anymore 😢 TIA xx

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    I use Bioidentical hormone replacement made up in a Compounding Pharmacy.  Still requires a doc's prescription though.

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    Hi Louise

    Sorry you're feeling so bad ..

    I was told for several years I was menopausal .. I sweated profusely every hour of every day ... hair falling out ( everywhere ) non stop bleeding for over a year ... and many many more symptoms too ...

    what a load of rubbish .. theee times I was tested for thyroid disease and theee times .. normal ... fourth time I was on the verge of thyroid storm and was diagnosed with Graves' disease .. after being put on 20mg if Carbimazole ... most of my symptoms stopped .. I wasn't menopausal ..

    I had a serious thyroid disease ...

    I went from 20 MG to 10mg .. then 5mg

    And now I'm Euthyroid .. thank God

    And guess what .. the ' menopause

    Symptoms ' went too !!!

    Doctors !

    My awful thyroid symptoms may well gave resembled the menopause .. but with a caring GP it could have been discovered

    Actually I was attending a private appt with a Dermatologust because of the dreadful itch I had all over my body ..

    when she said ...

    You're NOT MENOPAUSAL YOU HAVE A THYROID DISEASE !!!

    Maybe given you're in a low dose of Carbimazole

    You're 'menopausal ' symptoms will

    Disappear too .. let's hope so

    Good luck with your treatment

    Keep at it ..

    Luv mx🌹

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      Hi thank you for your reply, I have however had a blood test to confirm menopause so I know that's what it is, I've had thyroid issues since 2001 so I know if my levels are up or down and the symptoms I'm getting.

      My concerns are mostly if Soya affects thyroid medication, as I've read if you have thyroid issues you shouldn't drink Soya milk or eat Soya products

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      well .... I'm not an expert ... but I stay well away from it ..

      why not try some natural supplements for menopause ...  go onto their site and see what the consensus of opinion is there ..

      mx🌹

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