Synthroid and kelp

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Avatar m tn I had rai 25 yrs ago and feel that my body may benefit from kelp. Synthroid is made from iodine .The thryroid gland regulates iodine.So my question is am i regulating it now without glands. I believe that the kelp will help the synthroid conversion from t4 which is all syn is t3 which our bodies need. My body has a hard time converting and storing synthroid. Im willing to bet the kelp will allow my body to work better.
Avatar f tn Does kelp have a positive or negative effect on the thyroid of patients who use synthroid? Do kelp supplements support the healthy function and/or growth of the thyroid in individuals who have congenital hypothyroidism? My 2 and a half yr old was diagnosed at 6 wks. I was told she would be on the medication the rest of her life. I have been giving her kelp for about half a year now and they recently lowered her dosage.
Avatar f tn No, they will not help a sluggish thyroid. Kelp is a sea plant, and as such contains iodine, which is contraindicated in those with Hashimoto's, which is the number 1 cause of hypothyroidism in the developed world. If your thyroid has been damaged by Hashimoto's, no amount of supplements will bring it back and make it start producing hormones again. Was TSH the only thing you had tested? No Free T3 or Free T4?
Avatar n tn Also I have chewable calcium as well (266IU Vit D, and 667mg Calcium). I am on Synthroid 50mcg once daily. I was thinking I could take my thyroid medicine in the morning and the multiple vitamin and calcium at bedtime? What do you think?
Avatar f tn I heard some things about st. johns worts lately and I wanted to know if this was safe enough to take with synthroid, and if Kelp and spiritulina actually helps boost up the thryoid..
Avatar n tn Since I have been taking the iodine, I have noticed that I have more energy and my dry skin has gotten much better and my bowels are back to normal( I used to have very loose stool and everything upset my stomache). Now I can tolerate foods that I was unable to before. My Dr. has me taking 150mcg of Synthroid daily. My question, is there anything wrong with taking the extra 150mcg of iodine?
Avatar n tn You don't have to ween yourself off Synthroid. You can just stop taking it tomorrow. I've been taken off Synthroid twice, and both times I was told to stop immediately, no mention of needing to stop gradually. I think you are making a big mistake. I think your hair loss is from disease, not medication. I think you will be sick before your holistic therapy kicks in, if it ever does.
Avatar f tn The only thing that changed in my life was the Synthroid and then the weight gain began. Why do the Doctors deny Synthroid is causing my weight gain? This discussion is related to <a href=''>Weight Gain and Big Bloated Stomach on .35 Synthroid</a>.
Avatar f tn I'm also taking Champix to quit smoking, and aside from ordinary vitamins and supplements (which I space at least 4 hours from the synthroid) I'm also taking kelp and L-tyrosine. Any ideas anyone?
Avatar f tn Do you know what the actual numbers were for your free T3, free T4 (and FT3 and FT4 reference ranges) and TSH before starting Synthroid? The two possibilities here are that 25 mcg was too high for an initial dose, or that it's too high for you period. Were you having hypo symptoms before starting on Synthroid? Some people also find that switching brand names alleviates some of the side-effects. Fillers seem to be the culprit there.
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Avatar n tn Hi, I have Hypothryoidism and I am on synthroid 112 and 100 mcg alternating every day. I have heard that eating kelp capsules and selenium capsules help with the thyroid and same thing with exercising. I wanted to check If i should eat kelp and selenium capsules and exercise everday to lower my thyroid. Because last year my doctor told me i had thyroid and i was on .
Avatar f tn Other symptoms can include accumulation of fluid under the eye, sensitivity to cold aching muscles, decreased appetite (but concurrent weight gain), fatigue, constipation, dry skin and hair, insomnia and tingling in the hands and feet. Reproductive symptoms include unusually long cycles and extended periods of heavy cervical fluid. Hypothyroid is perhaps on of the most common, yet easily overlooked causes of infertility.
Avatar n tn My obgyn did some blood tests and found out my TSH was 5.8 (he put me on synthroid 75mcg) and my FSH was 9.3. I thought he told me he would like to see it over 11. From everything I have read the lower the FSH the better. Am I mistaken? Is an FSH of 9.3 ok on day 3 of my cycle?
Avatar n tn You are taking Synthroid and adding kelp may really screw up the thyroid imbalance. If you want to exercise and bulk up, use common sense, stay away from herbal additives. They take your money and rarely deliver. Creatine over the counter is absorbed in the stomach and passes thru the stool/urine with little or no absorbtion. That is a good thing because a rise in blood serum creatine can cause kidney damage.
Avatar f tn I am taking iodine/bovine tissues and supplements of selenium, copper, L-tyrosine, kelp,Irish Moss, Ashwagandha. My plan is to go back to MD and be tested in 30 days. Has anyone gotten their levels down naturally without going on Synthroid?
Avatar m tn I've now stopped both the multivitamin and the kelp, but I'm really, really worried that the sudden massive intake of iodine for six weeks will have totally murdered my thyroid. I'm reluctant to discuss this with my GP (although I will bring it up at my next review in 6 weeks' time), because it seems clear to me from her earlier advice that she doesn't really understand the impact of diet and/or supplements on thyroid function.
Avatar m tn On THYROID it went as high as 200 sys and on Synthroid 195. I am working now with my doc to reduce and take me off all thyroid meds and I plan to migrate to kelp (iodine extract) and if necessary L-tyrosine to boost my T3 production. I also have a bright red facial rash which migrated to my neck. Blurring of vision and headaches are also side affects. In 2002 the AMA lowered the entry level to hypothyroidism scooping up 50 million formerly borderline thyroid problems.
1783159 tn?1450767156 I take Synthroid,B-Complex,D3,Kelp(Idione),Iron,and Cranberry pills daily.Is this to much? I have alot of energy but I missed an cycle.I was told by the phyarmacy to take the pills for my thyroid.I was given the cranberry pills to help my infections.I kept getting yeast infections but since taking them I haven't had one.
Avatar n tn I am questioning my drs protocol and frustrated... Monday (today) and Tuesday thyrogen shot Wednesday RAI Friday Blood test (not sure what for yet) I questioned the nurse today about when my scan would be....she claimed I was not having one??? Why would I not be having a scan? I really want one? Isn't that the purpose of the RAI to determine if any thyroid cells have spread or are remaining. My history is: TT IN April papillary with follicular variant Thanks in advance...
Avatar f tn Should a patient with ablated thyroid on synthroid take any sea kelp? I am currently taking supplements for hair replacement. I 'm not sure I should take the sea kelp.
Avatar n tn Benefit or not--I heard great for hairloss, but not sure if you can take on synthroid Iodine or kelp?? good or bad once on synthroid Iron?? Good or bad once on synthroid Vitamin A?? good or bad and about how much is a good amount?? Ginseng?? good or bad?? it is a great energizer and fat burner--non stimulant which is good since I have a tendency to go into adrenal fatigue--exercise to the extreme sometime? But can you take with synthroid??
Avatar m tn Has anyone had any success treating their hypothyroid with ashwagandha root or taken Gaia Thyroid support or any other supplement that helped their thyroid produce it's own thyroid hormone?
Avatar m tn I think it was because I switched straight to it without any titrating. I also think losing the Synthroid was a shock. I wonder if a mix of Synthroid and Armour could help. I've read about that before. It's not as common, but it's safe and effective for some people.
665587 tn?1265950524 I have been without a Thyroid since April and haven't had any trouble at all with weight. I'm on 150 of Synthroid eight times a week...
Avatar f tn I feel fine except for vertical ridges in my finger nails and night sweats. My Peroxidase has come down since I have started LDL therapy. Does anyone have any suggestions or something that has worked for hair loss. If I increase my Thyroid medication I experience heart palpitations and I am afraid that my TSH would be way to low. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Would it be possible that my low Iodine levels could be causing the hair loss, should I supplement with sea kelp?
Avatar f tn I'm taking kelp supplements and eat seafood regularly...(I'm so lucky I live a short distance from the ocean!)...Any other suggestions? I have a 6 week window to stimulate it naturally...What's worked for you? Thanks!
Avatar n tn I am weaning off of Synthroid and currently exploring Selenium, D3, and possibly using some Kelp (iodine) depending on how I do on Selenium and D3, both of which should help borderline people like me. I am moving into my second reduction in Synthroid to 50 mcg alternating daily with the 75 mcg I was on for two weeks reducing from 100 mcg. Blood pressure has been steadily decreasing with the decrease in Synthroid.
215021 tn?1224886057 * Many people are often misdiagnosed or prematurely diagnosed as having fibromyalgia when they have another illness. It is important to rule out everything before getting a fibromyalgia diagnosis. * Dr. Kent Holtorf is a physician who routinely treats fibromyalgia and CFS patients says that "close to 100% of individuals with these syndromes have low thyroid.
Avatar n tn i was able to bring my thyroid levels back within the normal range with a six-week acupuncture and chinese herb regimen, dietary changes, a kelp supplement (for iodine) and staying away from tap water (both chlorine & flouride inhibit the uptake of iodine by the pituitary gland which is essential to healthy thyroid function). there is a Wealth of information out there on how to treat the condition without having to take medication for the rest of your life.