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Confused about Vitamins for Hashimotos

I have posted on here before, but now I have seen on this forum that your not supposed to take any iodine or soy and my Vit D3 I take has soy as does my fish oil caps.  My Multivitamins have iodine in them I just discovered.  Please tell me what are some good multi vitamins for hashi's?  I'm taking 12.5 of Synthroid because I have an angina problem if I take anything stronger.  So my Endo has me gradually taking it in increments until my heart can take the full dose. Has anyone heard of Swanson's Vitamins and are they considered good quality?  I always got my vitamins from Walmart or Costco before.

What vitamins should I be taking with Hashi's?  Should I be on strictly Vit D3, and B vitamins, and can I take iron?  Some websites have said I could take iodine, but saw here you could not.  So please tell me what I can and cannot take with Hashi's and also taking Synthroid.

Also, what is good for joint aches and pains?  My Rheumy put me on Gabapentin for the joint aches, it works ok, but it makes me have trouble with my memory and concentrating, also this made me feel unbalanced and dizzy as well.  I know thyroid issues does affect memory, but the drug I'm on for joint pains has made it worse.  Please let me know what some of you are on for this.   Thanks,  Terri
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Forgot about Joint pain relief. Is it from Hashi or have you also had a RA blood test?

400mg of magnesium before bed helps erase pain for the next day. Must take 4 hrs from thyroid med and mag also makes you sleepy. Just dont get mag oxide - it does nothing. Glucosamine chondroiton does something for joints and cartilage but not muscles.

Other natural supps for daily muscle pain, bromeline, papaya, tumeric, boswellia, devils claw, arnica (topical).

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Some of us just found out the same problem, I was buying Vitamin D at Cosco too, and found they had soy, another member suggested (Barb) a brand "Carlson's" they are sold by many health food stores, and do not cost much more than Costco, you can get them on-line right now with free shipping at Amazon.com, they do not cantain soy, and you can get 2000IU gels for around 8. and change. Good Luck  FTB4
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Thanks FTB4.  Also, besides D3 what are the other vitamins I should be taking with this condition.  I'm especially confused about other web sites saying we need iodine for our thyroid, but on this forum it says we should not take iodine.  I just discovered my multivitamin has iodine in it.  Should I just take Bcomplex with zinc and selinium, or is there a good type of multivitamin I can take?  Thanks,  Terri
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Iodine can 'wake up' the antibodies with Hashimoto disease in some people. You could try it, and just be prepared for a temporary Hashi symptom 'attack' And some do not get this from iodine.

Much of the info supporting iodine does not differentiate between Hashimoto and non- autoimmune hypothyroid. That is the difference.

As far as other vitamins / minerals it takes a long time trying each individually to see how you benefit. Try them all at once and you wont know what worked. We are all different in what we need. Dont take what you do not need. There are specific tests for certain important vitamins.

Muti vitamins dont do much, most people but the very ill cant tell. Realistically, how can they pack that much into one pill? The small amount of iodine in multi vits might not do anything.  Many here can tell the difference from D, B12, Magnesium, iron, calcium - tests are available for all. But the real test is if it relieves any symptoms.
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Forgot about Joint pain relief. Is it from Hashi or have you also had a RA blood test?

400mg of magnesium before bed helps erase pain for the next day. Must take 4 hrs from thyroid med and mag also makes you sleepy. Just dont get mag oxide - it does nothing. Glucosamine chondroiton does something for joints and cartilage but not muscles.

Other natural supps for daily muscle pain, bromeline, papaya, tumeric, boswellia, devils claw, arnica (topical).

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My favorite source of all around supplementation for a thyroid patient to help is Dr. Teitelbaum's Fatigue to Fantastic.

Alot of work went into his formula base for Fatigue Syndrome patients and also thyroid.

While his supplement does have iodine is a very small amount  - around 150 mcg - that shouldn't pose issue with that measurement if you have a Hashi attack that may not be good with iodine.

The other reason why I enjoy using it is I hated to take all those seperate pills daily each morning. Its a drink and very easy. I add 2 packs of emergenC supplement to it also. His forumla is low on C's. I also use a liquir Vit D-3  that has 2000ius each drop. I take a high dose daily of D-3 to help with my autoimmune thyroid so everything is an - all - in - one drink for me and its done.
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I'm with you---I hate the thought of buying all these individual pills, plus the fact that they are expensive.  I'd rather just take one supplement for everything, as long as it has all the vitamins I need for thyroid help.   Does it help with fatigue too?  Can you buy this on line?  

I too take vitamin D3.  I take 4000 IU'S.  How many drops do you take?  Is the liquid form very expensive?  

I'm having a hard time getting well due to the lower doses of Synthroid I have to take due to the angina problem so I'm after anything else that could help me.  Thanks for your suggestions. Terri
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ok it all started 2 weeks of  intense work out ... change in life style healthy  eating  suddenly ....  i noticed a bulge in my stomach with a slight dul pain
dr said its fine .. next dr said its all good.... the dr after that said its all normal  but very  odd :/ so he wanted scans ( next month so 2 weeks away ) then i dislocated my arm ... from the shoulder ..... they used morphine and madaslim on me to keep me calm while they shoved it back in
i came home watched sienfield had some food and went to bed woke up once realised my fingers were numb  woke up again realised i was dizzy and confused saying to my mum somethings wrong she went to work i took a lil nap to calm down abit
dr the next day said  its just nervs and from the drugs relax
next day another dr said .. no it shouldnt of done that no way
day after that  this other dr checked my  reflexes and all and said its ok doesnt seem to be a issue atm so i got blood tests  ... came back as my B low potasium low and folate acid also ENlarged red cels:/ ..... got more blood takenn waiting to see the dr in 7 days  so far this is day 27 .....
the pain is odd ...
i was under alot of confusion.......wich is odd ive bled from the nose alot ... i spewed up a few times when i was dizzy
(started as a numb feeling  around the top part of my scalp above the ear  this odd feeling in my ear  and eye ... the eye bulged feeling....  i even thought oh man... im gonna die   ........its changed  abit the  dizzyness stoped ... its just the numbness )  the eye dr said noway its got anything to do with my eye... he said it looked like i was under alot of stress
im not sure if i wanna tell my parents but today i was sitting there with a pen with afamily member and she said ur hand i looked down and realised there was  blood dripping from  it  from the pen.... and i was shocked ..... i also remembered how i feel better in dreams then in real wich scares me alot...

today day 27  i feel like im dieing....i bleed from my nose  in the shower and almost  fell over...
idont feel good at all and my mum just had a massive fight with me and im kicked out on the streets  so can somone give me a hand b4 i die o the streets >.>
im gonna get some results tomorrow on b 12  and folate acid but i think it isnt gonna help out
i think it may be spine related sp i wanna ask him to check it
can u give me a hand ? someoneeeeeeeeeeeeeee  it feels like ppl r just giving up on me atm
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oops i copied and pasted my crying shame XD  
wat i was ment to ask was any luck finding out wats wrong ? im slowly bleeding out of my nose most the time >.> and light headed ... the dr doesnt care atm.. he sends me for small tests at a time to rake inthe cash.. i gotto pay for results
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Expense is why I went on a "man-hunt" for a full package designed to help us maintain with thyroid medication and illness. I was out of packet spending - just to supplement - about 115.00. This formula is 50 buck and lasts a little over a month.

I wanted the best D-3 and did digging to find what was best with that too. The liquid D seems to be better and faster absorbed. This is not a recommendation but only personal dosage. I take 10,000 ius daily. Each drop is 2000ius.

I'm very happy with the results using this supplement package. It helped me heal from being sick for a long time and now it maintains me well too.  A vitamin package isn't a replacement to the actual hormone. Medication must be at a stable dose for the patient to get the most out of what the vitamins in are suppose to do. If your thyroid is not adequently treated for your specific levels - a vit package can help but won't be your only source to help.

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I am about ready to buy the Fatigue to Fantastic powder you told me about.  I just have a few questions before I buy it.  

Is this good for Hashi patients too, as he is mainly talking about how this helps Fibro and CFS patients.  Just want to make sure this would help someone like me who has Autoimmune Hypothyroidism.

Also, do I get the energy Fatigue to Fantastic, as he has several different kinds of drinks.   You mention he is low in Vitamin C, does this drink contain all the B vitamins that are needed?  I will buy the Berry Splash as I read it tastes a little better than the citrus.  How much water do you mix it with, and can you mix this with frozen berries to make a smoothie out of it?

Thanks Stella for your information on this vitamin package.  I sure hope it helps me get some of my energy back, because the Synthroid dose will not be enough for me to feel better for quite sometime, so I'm looking for something to help in the meantime until the Synthroid dose is finally enough to take away some of my symptoms.

As soon as I hear from you about my questions on this vitamin powder, I will buy it.  Thanks again for your help.  Terri


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