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OTC remedies for hypothyroid
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OTC remedies for hypothyroid

Has anyone had any success with over the counter thyroid medications / herbals / vitamins?    I am on synthroid already for hypothyroid but my levels vary and I do not believe I always am on the correct dosage.  I suffer from facial edema and edema of the extremeties and am always looking for something to help with swelling.  Any suggestions anyone, please?   I have heard taurine helps but have not seen it at my local pharmacy.
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209384 tn?1231171906
There really isn't anything natural that can take the place of thyroid hormone.  Sounds like you probably need your dosage changed, b/c you're probably hypo.  Until your TSH is around 1.0 you will probably have all the hypo symptoms.  You might also benefit from a different kind of thyroid if this one just isn't working for you.
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441381 tn?1208599360
thanks for the comment - I was kind of suspecting that there's not much out there :-)   Think you're right about the dosage, though, I will have to go get that checked.  Take care and happy easter!
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448891 tn?1205920988
well i just overcame Thyroid it takes time it took me like 2 yearss
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209384 tn?1231171906
Happy Easter!  Good luck hope they can get you leveled out soon.
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400667 tn?1203748143
I believe taurine is a common ingredient in the energy drinks.
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