possible over active thyroid?

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My husband has thryoid issues that run in his family and his Mom had Grave's Disease. He has been feeling tired, moody, etc. He had his thryoid checked at the doctor. TSH 0.9 and Free T4 was 1.4...it looks to me like his thyroid is being over active.  The doctor said the labs look fine.  Would it hurt to do a thyroid supplement tea (it has lemon balm, motherwort, and bugleweed) which are all suppose to help an overactive thyroid.  I ordered the tea to try it.  Has anyone else had experience with this tea? 

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    Can u get tests done privately first then ask GP for  endo  referral?

    ​Has an USS been mentionedat all to rule out nodules?


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      Well, the GP said he could go see an endocrinologist if he wants. But he said his TSH and T4 (listed in previous post) were normal. He has a lot of stress with work. So I am thinking the stress is a big factor in being close to hyperthyroidism. So I purchased the Thyroid Support tea, which is for overactive thryoid and was going to see if having him drink a cup each night before bed would help with sleep, mood, etc..  Didn't know if anyone has experience with this?

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    The contents of the tea are excellent for treating overactive thyroid.  Though his TSH is 0.9, which is more active that most people, it is still within the normal range so no doctor would prescribe meds for this.
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      Yeah, I figured the doctor wouldn't treat him with meds.. Do you think doing the tea will help to be proactive in avoiding Grave's like his Mom had?

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      Linda TSH is still low.It may have been even lower at various points unbeknown to the patient or the dr. It depends what time of  day it was taken at  et.c

      ​Dr P advocates  24 hour urine collection to check thyroid hormones.

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      When you have had a TSH of less than 0.001 and it rises to 0.90, they consider that very good indeed and normal.  The ranges for normal vary from lab to lab but they have lowered the normal range to in some cases be from 0.40 to 3.00.  I understand where you are coming from though.  Most people with normal thyroid have TSH over 1.00.
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    Isn't it lovely you're trying to make your husband feel good ...

    why bother with tea ... it is very slow indeed

    One of the things I take .. I have Graves .. but I'm Euthyroid , is

    Lemon Balm


    And Bugleweed

    All bought from Amazon in Liquid form

    Buy the best tinctures you can

    Mix them in equal quantities and put into a brown glass bottle or old brown glass medicine bottle ..

    I use a bottle with dropper ( also Amazon) which contains about a teaspoon full

    Tell him to empty underneath his tongue and keep it there for approx a minute .. then swallow

    Reason is the blood vessels under the tongue will absorb this mixture quickly

    And start to have desired effect

    Instead of going into stomach with not the same effect at all ...

    He could take 2 or 3 teaspoonful at a time ..

    when he feels uptight or anxious ..

    Good luck !!

    If it looks like he is overactive .. it would be clever to have another blood test and this time test for antibodies for Graves

    Then he could start treatment and hopefully become Euthyroid !!

    It would be great if he he could get well again with help of supplements

    Come back on here with his new results ( antibodies ) and we'll be waiting to help him

    .. and you

    Luv mx🌹

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