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Recommended food for hypothyreosis??

Hi! I`m 29 years old and I`m from Macedonia. I`m glad that there is forum like this where we can read about others experiences. I had 2 miscarriages(first in 4,5 weeks and second in 5,5 weeks). I have positive lupus anticoagulant. Also I`m on therapy with euthyrox 50(hypothyreosis from 2013). I`m very happy that I found out about this forum. I will be grateful if somebody tell me advice about recommended food for hypothyreosis)? I noticed that when I am avoiding gluten-free food I feel better.

Best wishes to all…

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Hi Dea, I'm sorry you've miscarried. Do you have recent thyroid results you can post with the lab ref ranges (the figures in brackets after your results)? It's recommended in the UK that the TSH of hypothyroid women planning conception or newly pregnant should be in the low-normal range 0.4-2.0 with FT4 in the top 75% otherwise conception can be difficult and the risk of miscarriage increases. Thyroxine is usually increased by 25-50mcg when pregnancy is confirmed to ensure good foetal development and avoid the risk of post-partum thyroiditis in the mother. (link may not work outside of the UK).

If you have positive thyroid antibodies (Hashimoto's) a gluten-free diet can be helpful in reducing Hashi flare ups and antibodies. Avoid all forms of soy and lightly cook cruciferous and goitrogenous vegetables rather than eat them raw.


Hi Clutter. My doctor told me the same-TSH of hypothyroid women planning conception or newly pregnant should be in the low-normal range 0.4-2.0. With first and second conception my TSH was 1,50. Three months after my second miscarriage TSH was 2,32(0,4-4,5), and FT4 17,0(9,5-25,0). When I got positive test dose from euthirox 50 was changed to euthirox 75 and 150mg iodine.I don`t have positive thyroid antibodies.Thanks for yours advices.Best wishes...


Welcome Dea

I am very sorry you've had two miscarriages and hypothyroidism can cause miscarriages, so I hope your medication is being increased. I shall give you a link re pregnancy which might be helpful.

50mcg of is quite a low dose and you have been on this for 2 years, I wonder if that has caused you to miscarry. Please get a copy, as Clutter has suggested, your blood test results with the ranges.

This is foods to avoid although you being from Macedonia might have healthier foods than the USA which I believe this link is fromL

This is good foods to eat.

I have read the above link further and I would not advise that you eat anything with iodine in it as it is not recommended in the UK, the addition of iodine.

Once you are on an optimum of thyroid hormones hopefully you will fall pregnant again and carry to full term.

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Apart from the soy and processed food, I wouldn't take too much notice of the 'not to eat' page. They are goitrogens, yes, but not all goitrogens affect all hypos. And I don't suppose you have the pesticide problem where you are that they have in the US.

Just eat what you enjoy. If it starts to make you feel ill, stop eating it. Just be aware of your body's reactions to your food. But I agree with Shaws about the iodine.

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Hi greygoose. Thanks for yours advices. Best wishes...


You're welcome. :)

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Hi shaws.Thanks a lot for links i think that they will help me very much. Best wishes...


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