I have Hashimotos and read that the herb Ashwaghana can have a positive effect on thyroid function. I had radioactive iodine on my thyroid nearly 40 years ago, so I have no thyroid , but was told I would always have the antibodies present. I am on Levo, and my tsh was .01 last time, but it was 3.2 six months ago. My GP won't test my T3 or T4 - - (this was his answer to my request for my T3/T4 to be checked " ....it's not necessary - tsh testing is the "gold standard" and is the only one that is approved of by N I C E " ). My query is, would Ashwaghana "balance my T4/T3 levels, even though I am on Levo, and have no actual working thyroid ? I appreciate that I will have to stay on Levo for life, but am fed up with my tsh going up and down, as the GP tries to "stabilise" my dosage. I did suggest that because both of my parents have Hashi's and a maternal aunt also that I had a genetic defect that interfered with the T4/T3 conversion, but he just laughed, and said that even if I was tested, and that were the case, the Govenment policy was that T3 would not be prescribed - as ONLY levo was approved as treatment. This is why I am trying to be proacive , by excluding gluten, and taking Folate, B12, Vit D, etc- as these were far too low in my last blood test. I did manage to get him to check for coeliac antibodies, which was negative - so he also said going "gluten free" was a waste of time" Sorry to have rattled on, but the website and the help I get is invaluable to me. Hope you can come up with some ideas!
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