I have been getting some wonderful advice and support from the Thyroid UK (TUK) group and I am now at the stage where I need to take control of my health in the form of self-supplementing. TUK have recommended I post here to get the correct info on which supplements to take, how much to take, when and for how long. I have posted several times in the Thyroid group so I don't know how much history I need to repost, but here is a summary...
Diagnosed Hypothyroid March 2016. Have been having blood tests every 2-3 month to check on my thyroid levels and have been slowly increasing my Levo (now on 125mcg). TUK suggested the tests below.
I'm not on any medication apart from Levo and here are the results that I understand I need to supplement.
B12 is 295 (211-911) Needs to be nearer 1000?
Folate 9.45 (>5.38) Needsto be over 12?
Ferritin 67.3 (10-291) Needs to be mid range, eg nearer 140?
TPO antibodies 1175 (0.0-60.0) I have gone gluten free
Somebody mentioned Vit C to take with Ferritin and Selenium that can help reduce antibodies.
At the moment I take my Levo between 6-7am, have breakfast at 8am, lunch 12.30pm and tea about 6pm so if there is guidance as to the best time to take each supplement in my day, that too would be helpful.
I understand that I should leave a 7-10 days before starting a new supplement so advice on which one/s to start with would also be helpful.
I have seen a GP (see last post on TUK) which is why I am here today, trying to make a new start.