taking PTU

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I have been taking PTU for about 6 weeks because of a overactive thyroid gland and i had to give blood to check for my liver and my thyroid test.I got a phone call the day after saying i have to have another blood test in 2 weeks because my liver function was slightly high.So went today for some more bloods taken to check my liver again as this ever happened to anyone else.I can phone up on Thursday for my results xx.

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    Very common.  Seems to happen to people who are put on high doses of antithyroid meds.  There has been literature that suggests doses do not have to be this high to be effective.  In my case, I was on Methimazole (I live in Canada) and when I added the supplement Acetyl-L-Carnitine to my meds, I was able to lower my medication dosage a lot.  Also added vitamin D supplements because most thyroid patients are deficient in both carnitine and vitamin D.
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    Hi Julie, the ptu was having an affect on my white blood cell count.  It kinda worried me that it can affect the liver
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    Julie, I had previously been on Carbimazole and it made me really ill.  I just didn't feel there were many options so made the decision to have a tt
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    hi Julie,   the liver performs about 400 functions in the body.  It needs vitamins and minerals to do this.   Onions, garlic,  coffee  ( reduces fat deposits in the liver) leafy greens,  some vitamin B complex tablets, salmon, chicken, eggs, milk  - and fortified cereal if you're vegetarian as B12 is only found in animal sources - are all important to support the liver.   You can support your body generally and your thyroid and immune system with nutri supplements available online that contain all the above, if you search for them.  Zinc, Magnesium, Selenium and copper are all vital to support an over active thryoid - again, supplements that contain these are out there.  Our bodies often respond to meds by putting something else out of synch, so it makes sense as far as Im concerned to slowly build up a healthy body naturally. 
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