I was diagnosed with Grave's disease last year (June 14) and was treated initially with Carbimazole and Propranolol. I was put on 'block and replace therapy' last November after seeing an Endocrinologist and have been on varying amounts of Carbimazole ( now 30mcg) and a varying range of Levothyroxine (75mcg) then 125 mcg then 100mcg having episodes of being both Hyper and Hypo. After having symptoms of being over-medicated during the last summer I reduced my own dose to approx 90mcg but still haven't felt well. My last appointment with my Endo, after discussing everything, led to his decision to stop all medication ( 9 months on Block and replace ) to see what happens. I explained I would like to take supplements and he recommended Selenium (200 mcg) but said there was no evidence that anything actually helped but it wouldn't hurt except I mustn't take Iodine.
I have been researching on supplements as I want to optimise the chance of the therapy working ( I know there is a 50% chance of going into remission!). Having read Dr Peatfields book and Thyroid UK's information I have been researching Thyroid support supplements which have everything included.....my problem is they all contain Iodine.
If I buy everything separately the list is huge! I am not sure what to do? Please can someone help?