I was diagnosed with Hashimoto autoimmune hypothyroidism 7 years ago and was treated by GPs and 4 different endos with various levels of levothyroxine for 7 years with some improvement at times. However earlier in the year I became very ill and unable to have a normal daily life. I've finally found a helpful endo who has prescribed a combination of 50mcg of levothyroxine and about 15 to 20 mcg of T3 replacement. He says I will have to find my own correct level of medication and has explained this to my GP who has given me a prescription for T3. With his encouragement I'm also supplementing D3 and B12 which are both fairly low and have just had blood tests for whole iron panel and may need to supplement that also.
Along with working on this I am wondering whether I should continue taking beta glucans which I have done for many years to generally 'improve' my immune system. I've been trying to find out if this is something that people with Hashimoto should do and I've read a item on the US website Outsmart Disease. This suggests that you need to be tested to see what form of autoimmune response/attack you have or if you have both Th1 and Th2. In one case it is positive to take beta glucans and in the other it is not. Apparently for most Hashimoto sufferers it is desirable but not always. The item says that it is possible to be tested for this. Does anyone have any information or experience of beta glucans and Hashimotos or know how I could get the appropriate tests of autoimmunity antibodies. I wonder if anyone else is supplementing with beta glucans and what they have found?