Vitamins / Supplements :: Hashimoto's And Selenium

Jul 5, 2013

I've been struggling with my Hashimoto's diagnosis. I am actually "alright" at this present moment, but it was a long and rocky road. My Endo is not very informative at all and does not answer my questions. Last time I asked her about taking supplements. She stated she is biased because she practices Western medicine and won't comment on whether or not she thinks it's a good idea to take supplements.

I decided a little over a year ago, to take 200 mg Selenium as an added supplement, because I've been reading on here, that it will help with getting the antibodies down and I must say, I can tell a difference in how I feel today from before.

Now here is where I'm confused: my best friend since Kindergarten got diagnosed with Hashi's last year. She's really been having a hard time with it. Last time she saw her Endo, she asked the Selenium question. Her Endo said don't take it, because your risk of developing diabetes increases! That's something I've never heard about. So all day today I've been reading and researching this and I'm reading either it's so good to take when you have Hashi's and then some study they did that confirms my friends' Drs' point about the increased diabetes risk. Any thoughts?

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Vitamins / Supplements :: Herbs And Vitamins To Lower Cortisol?

I accumulated crazy belly fat around my upper ribs. I assume it's high cortisol because I was under a lot of stress and didn't eat a lot and lost weight. But I gained weight around my belly while losing the weight. I tried losing the belly fat, but it wouldn't budge. All I did was lose weight everywhere else. If I lose any more weight everywhere else I will be too thin. So... I tried rotated through different herbs to lower cortisol, like Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, Holy Basil. It made me have more anxiety. Then I tried Seriphos and it made me wayyyy too tired. I also took these herbs because I suffer from anxiety. I am in a vicious circle. Belly fat is stressing me out and keeping me anxious, so I take the herbs which are to help both, but I'm sensitive to them. I need to reduce the stress to lower the cortisol but the belly fat won't let me calm down. Any suggestions? Other vitamins?

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Thyroid :: Take Selenium Supplements And Avoid Gluten?

Take selenium supplements and avoid gluten

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Thyroid Disorders :: Using Iodine, Selenium, Sea Salt And Hashimoto's

I've read recently that iodine is not necessarily bad if you have hashi's.  I found other articles that say too much iodine is the cause of many hashis  cases. Nothing better than getting feedback from those that are living with hashish. My questions are:

Should I not be using  regular iodized salt?

Will using uniodized sea salt be better than regular salt?

Do I need to be concerned at all with my salt/iodine intake as long as I'm taking 200 mg selenium now?

Are these articles about iodine mainly  referring to iodine supplements and not what a person consumes through diet?

I understand hypothyroidism is not necessarily hashimoto's thyroiditis but quite frankly, my head is spinning right now. I don't want to aggravate my hashi's  but on the other hand, maybe I'm overly concerned.  BTW, I am currently not taking any thyroid medicine.  Other than having difficulty losing weight.

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Supplements :: Which Vitamins Are The Best?

I need to get an idea of which brand of vitamins is best. I've taken many different brands and would like to get on one brand rather than get a vitamin in one brand and another vitamin in another brand. I just don't seem to be getting any satisfaction from the typical supermarket or drugstore brands. I'll list the ones I take so maybe I can get an idea of what some of you members think.

Mature Multivitamin
Vit C-1000 mg
Vit D3-2000 iu
Magnesium-500 mg
DHEA-25 mg
Fish Oil-1200mg, Omega 3-360 mg

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Fibromyalgia Syndrome / CFS :: Have You Tried Selenium?

Selenium deficiency is considered by some naturopathic doctors the key to Fibromyalgia and CFS.  

Some even relate it with animal “Nutritional muscular dystrophy” AKA “White muscle disease”.

Should we go to the vet?

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Hyperthyroidism :: Benefits Of Selenium?

My daughter has hyperthyroidism and thyroid eye disease, her Ophthalmologist suggested she take selenium, along with her usual block and replace medication. Is anyone else taking this? Any comments would be welcome. 

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Thyroid :: Selenium For A Month - Feeling Bit Shaky

So my doc said I was Vitamin D deficient and has put me on 5000 vitamin D3. Which is fine I've had to do that before. Then he suggested selenium which I got 200 because I couldn't find a 100 mcg of selenium. I've been on selenium for a month but I've been feeling a bit shaky. Can selenium do that? Some days I feel ok but a little nervous. My hands aren't shaky just feels like I'm shaky inside. Does that even make sense? LOL! I even started taking selenium every other day instead but I still have this feeling.

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Hair Disorders :: Shampoo That Has Selenium Sulfide In The UK?

I was looking online and could not find anything sod in the uk , all the products are from abroad....

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Hyperthyroidism :: Selenium And Zinc For Overactive Thyroid?

This is my second time having an overactive thyroid in about 4.5 years. The first time I was totally new to it and had horrible symptoms and took a few trips to A&E for the doctors to diagnose me. This time around wasn't feeling great and said i would go get bloods done to check my thyroid, as hadnt gotten it checked in maybe 2 years! So the first time I had it I was living in a different city in Ireland so i was seeing a different Endo, which opted for Block and Replace treatment, which I found really good - was on this for 18 months and given the all clear. This time around I am seeing a different Endo who would not put me on the Block and Replace treatment, so am just on 20mg carbimazole now the last month and 10mg for a month before that. Still not feeling great, have good days and bad days, but I just remember feeling a lot better when doing the B&R. So i have started taking some supplements too, Omega 3, a multivitamin and a selenium & zinc tablet also, has anyone else ever tried the selenium and zinc that could share their experiences? Or any other supplements that has made an improvement on their health and wellbeing?

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Hepatitis B :: Selenium, Milk Thistle, Vitamin D, Green Tea And Lemon?

I am from Africa, I was diagnosed with HepB three years ago when I moved to the US, prior to that I had no ideal about this virus with that been said U don't know how long I have been varying this virus cuz I notice no sign o symptoms before my diagnosis but for the past one year I have been feeling some pain in my upper right abdomen  and at her symptoms like itching, dark urine and fatigue. I want to see my GI doc and he said that all of my test results were good and I need no treatment ( no cirrhosis , fibrous, inflammation or cancer but my pain and symptoms are intensifying every con someone pls help me with some information I have been doing my own research and was thinking about trying some supplements ( selenium, milk thistle, vitamin d , c and b mad some green tea and lemon) I also thinking about traveling to India since there is not much that can be done about HepB in the US.

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Pregnancy: Age 35+ :: Anyone With Hashimoto's?

I'm 37 and was convinced i couldn't get pregnant because of my Hashimoto's. So it was a quite a surprise when I saw that positive test. Has anyone had any experience with a later in life baby coupled with a thyroid disorder?

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What Vitamins To Buy?

Could anyone give me advice on what vitamins to buy?

im looking vit d,c,b, and fish oil.

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Thyroid :: Do I Have Hashimoto Disease?

I was recently referred to an endocrinologist due to 'abnormal' blood test results. The results were not shared with me. The endo gave me a full exam & at the time concluded my thyroid was fine & I was just stressed from work & maybe a psychologist would help. He took a blood test anyways.

A week later I got a call to say a prescription was in the post for 125 mg of Eltroxin!

I've managed to get a copy of the blood test result that the endo took & I'm trying to figure out if it means I have Hashimoto's disease. My endo never mentioned this to me but it seems from what I can find online that might be the case. Any help at all with this is greatly appreciated :

TSH: 13.79
Free T3: 5.2
Free T4: 14.7

ESR: 2

Anti TG: 358.8
Anti TPO: 8.1

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Hypothyroidism :: Hashimoto - Keep Checking Your TSH

I had right part of my thyroid removed last year due to the tumor. I didn't get any treatment, doctors were saying that everything is ok, just need to do TSH tests every few months.

During this year I had loads of strange symptoms like hair lose, weight gain, sleeplessness, late periods, itchy and dry skin, cold hands and feet etc. Doctors were saying it's stress, so when I was in Poland for holiday I paid to see specialists: endocrinologist and gynecologist,

I've done TSH test and it came out 5,3.

Endocrinologist said even if it didn't reach the maximum (5.5) my thyroid is on the border of efficiency and I need to start the treatment. He said that healthy person has TSH level between 1 and 1.5. He diagnosed Hashimoto and underactive thyroid.

I am on Euthyrox 50, checked TSH after 2 weeks and it was 2,74, but GP (in England) said that IT'S NORMAL. They were saying it when I was telling them about the symptomes I had and how did I feel.

I also got special diet to help me lose weight (I gained about 2 stones in one year without the reason).

I just want you to keep asking your GP's to send you to specialists, don't let them tell you it's all good when you apparently don't feel good. It's shame that you have to pay to get proper treatment because NHS is saving money and GP's don't want to refer people to hospital.

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Thyroid :: Pregnancy And Hashimoto's

I'm 23 years old, 5 months ago I got diagnosed with Hashimoto's. I was scared of having to go on meds for the rest of my life at such a young age so I opted for natural route. The homeopathic Dr. I went to see gave me i Throid iodine pills, and had me go on a 2 week liquid diet (I only lasted 4 days) and he wanted me to do a 60-90 smoothie diet. Needless to say I gave up after the 4 days and when I stopped the diet I stopped taking the i Thyroid pills. 2 weeks ago I went to see my endocrinologist who wasn't very happy that I hadn't been taking the Synthroid as she had prescribed and told me the results from my ultra sound to my thyroid looked rough. She went on to stress how important it is that I take it and how my levels are worse off then when I first came to see her. She also told me if I was trying to get pregnant how important it is for the baby to have thyroid. So yesterday I find out I'm pregnant and now I'm freaking out. My natural part of me is screaming don't take it, start the iThroid religiously and stick to it, but I feel like it's too late. At this point it's too late for me to experiment what may/may not work for me in terms of trying out the natural route. I had months to figure that out and I didn't and now I'm pregnant. If my baby needs my thyroid to develop properly then I need to start taking the prescribed synthroid. My endo prescribed me .05 mg I don't know if that's a lot or a little. She also told me if I find out I'm pregnant I need to let her know immediately so she can increase it by 30%. I guess I'm wondering if others who have hashimoto's and those that have gone through pregnancy while taking synthroid can tell me anything. I'm scared my body's going to react weird to it. I'm scared my hairs going to fall out and I'm going to gain weight (currently 5"5 114lbs.) I read those are some of the side effects from Synthroid. I'm scared to have heart palpitations and anxiety) which I already have but I'm scared it'll make my anxiety worse to the point I'm a complete wreck. While having all these fears I'm also scared about what may happen to the baby if I don't take it. So before writing this post I popped my first synthroid pill. Maybe I'll go on it until the baby is born and then come off it and try natural again? Anyone think that's a good idea? I just don't want to be dependent on something big pharma produced in a lab. Maybe it's just a matter of changing my diet and exercising and eating gluten free foods. I'm wondering if anyone with Hashimoto's can tell me about their experience with it and help ease my mind.

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Should I Take Vitamins With Orlistat?

I've been on orlistat for nearly 2 months, lost 5kg the 1st month, second weigh in tomorrow, I've gone from size 24 to 20 and feel really, can anyone tell me if I should be taking vitamins while I'm on orlistat

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Knee :: Vitamins?

hi everyone I'm 6 weeks post op and off to see the consultant today!  Although my leg feels a lot stronger I am still unable to sleep for more than 2 hours at a time it's really a nuisance because if I could get a decent night sleep I think I'd recover quicker.  I also heard or (imagined) that we should take a vitamin supplement like calcium or magnesium and vitamin D?  Anyone else know anything about this? I still cannot imagine how on earth I am going to manage my commute to work...

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Thyroid :: Hashimoto's Disease - Possible Hyperparathyroidism?

I have Hashimoto's disease. Over the last year or so I have really started to experience some of the symptoms of hyperparathyroidism such as super bad fatigue, LOTS of pain in my bones, etc. Are the two connected?

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Can Hashimoto's Disease Cause Headaches And Depression?

I'm a 16-year-old female who has been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease. I was diagnosed in November of 2013, and in December of that year I had the left side of my thyroid removed because of a mass. I am currently taking 88 mcg of Levo. I have struggled with headaches nearly every day for the past year and a half. I've tried everything, I've had blood tests, an MRI, I've tried every OTC pain pill, and I was prescribed Vicodin and Hydrocodone. I have gone to an ophthalmologist as well. I haven't had my levels checked in about 3 months, and my appointment isn't until next month. But I wanted to know if anyone knew if this disease can cause constant headaches, as well as depression.

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Adrenal Insufficiency :: Low Cortisol Of 1.1 - Hashimoto's?

I just had a AM cortisol lab of 1.1. Over the last 6 months I have been told I have Hashimotos.

What does this mean?

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