Anyone taking Thyodine?
I just received my first order of Thyodine thyroid supplements in the mail today. I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis which results (for me) in an underactive thyroid. I was taking Armour Thyroid for a while and doing really well on it, until it suddenly disappeared from pharmacy shelves... So I started taking some generic form of Synthroid this fall and I did not feel better... quit that after a couple of months. I am ready to try this but don't really know how much to take, or whether their warnings about Hashimotos' should be cause for concern (doesn't work for all people with Hashimoto's, for some reason). It's not vegan (contains cow and pig glands) but I feel better taking this than the synthetic meds, for some reason. So, how do you feel about this supplement? How much do you take?
I would think the bottle would give the dosing. But, aren't you under a doctor's care? Because he or she should have explained that to you. The warning pretty much just advises you to check with your doctor, from what I saw on the site (unless you are missing your thyroid). As far as it having animal product- I would prefer to not have to take it, but if it was what worked for my body- I would do it too.
Watch with self medicating it can be dangerous, but anyway onto the product if it contains glandulars im not really a fan of them especially long term as they can cause the glands to atrophy and become weak.
Thank you for your advice. I am under a doctor's care, but not an endocrinologist... so my doctor and I are both learning about the different thyroid meds out there. This IS just a supplement, and is not hormone replacement like most thyroid medications. It doesn't really say on the bottle, but most testimonials and product reviews I have read say to take two, so I will do that. We'll see if it works. Hopefully it's not permanent because I am supposed to be a vegan! But I can't live with an underactive thyroid, it's really terrible. This seems like my best bet for now.
although not a hormone, if im looking at the right product it still contains glandulars which if used long term will atrophy the glands making them weak and not able to function without the glandulars.
what have you tried for your underactive thyroid, there are many causes of hypothyroidism and it takes abit of trial and error. Have you tried supporting your adrenal glands with adaptogen herbs(also help thyroid ashwagandha in particular), natural vitamin c sources and vitamin B5 are the main things. Seaweeds(iodine in particular but also supports the adrenals and thyroid).