I have seen naturopath who will request labs and read them as well as the MD. They can prescribe meds and help with supplements. My ND found out through a saliva test that my adrenals were fatigued. My MD would not bother with this. My ND put me on DHEA 5mgs at night to help with my adrenals. I am also on synthroid prescribed by my MD. With both doctors, I feel I am finally getting somewhere. I think the adrenals play a big part in the thyroid problem. I also take Vit D3 and B complex with C. Hope this helps.
Yes it does I am just looking for different ways to approach this.
before i was diangosed, after i had mono, some of my friends recommended astragalus (got it from GNC). i didnt know i had hypothyroidism at the time, and it worked for a little while then would stop working. so i'd stop taking it, then get sicker, then start taking it again and it'd work again for a while. it contains selenium, which i think i've read could help with hypothyroidism. apparently long term use of selenium is not recommended though, and i found it stopped working after a while anyways.
since i got diangosed ive been on synthroid, and its pretty good!