One thing that I made clear to Dr. Nikol who was my main treating provider, that I really don’t want to go the medication route to fix thyroid. I learned from various sources, is that once I start on the meds, my thyroid will eventually stop working because it would become accustomed to medication doing all the work in producing thyroid hormones. Of course, I was also concerned about potential side effects. So we agreed that we will first go the supplement/healthy lifestyle change route. And then if absolutely necessary, will try the medication (which local pharmacy compounded mix of T3 and T4). So Dr. Nikol started me on the following:
-Thyroid Support Complex by Pure Encapsulations for thyroid (includes vital elements for thyroid functioning)
-Vitamin D3 (I started with 10,000 i.u., then lowered to 5,000 i.u.)
-Iron Supplement for anemia (taking Ultimate Iron by Enzymatic Therapy – very gentle on my tummy)
-Adapten-All by Ortho Molecular Products by to improve adrenal functioning (there was suspicion I may have adrenal fatigue, which is another huge epidemic most Americans suffer with and most doctors have no clue about.)
Read more about it in a book by Jim Wilson “Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome”.
, it would contribute to my Hashimoto’s).
I was already taking:
-Omega 3 Oil (1 tablespoon daily)
-NAC (critical antioxidant, for Hashimoto’s)
-Vitamin C1000 mg daily
-Osteothera (calcium supplement, since I wasn’t eating dairy)
-Probiotics – for improved digestion
-Chelated Magnesium (improved sleep, anti-constipation) – 400-600mg before sleep
-5-HTP – for improved mood
-Milk Thistle- for improved digestion
Dr. Nikol stressed the importance of Selenium for thyroid but I didn’t get a separate supplement as it was already a part of my Multivitamin and Thyroid Support.
Now I need to walk to my kitchen to see if I missed anything.
Yes, I know, it seems a lot. Half of my kitchen counter is covered by supplements (some of the are my husband’s). But they are so much worth it…
As you notice, I am taking a few supplements for digestion. Proper digestion is a huge part of healing. G-d knows I screwed up mine with the SAD (Standard American Diet) I used to eat.