Hello, having been a reader for a while, this is my first post. It's a great community with some very supportive and knowledgeable people.
I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 10 years ago. For the last few years I have been on 75mg thyroxine, but recently I decided to reduce it to 50 mg about 3 weeks before my last blood test. At that time I also started taking kelp tablets as I thought this might help the thyroid. My test were
TSH 21.61 mlU/L [0.34 - 5.6]
Free T4 8.70 pmol/L [7.5 - 21.1]
Free tryodothyronine 5.50 pmol/L [3.8 - 6.8]
vitamin B12 250 ng/L [180.0 - 914.0]
Vitamin D 57 nmol/L
My GP advised me to go back to 75 mg thyroxine (which I have done). I thought I had overcome my anxiety and general brain fog having been free of major symptoms for a year. But these have returned. I'm now taking insitol, aswaghandha, 5HTP and L-theanine to help me cope. I've stopped taking kelp. I also have been suffering from sinus problems for several years.
Do you think my symptoms of panic and brain fog are connected to my thyroid, and I would be interested to hear from others on their experience of using the supplements that I am taking. I'm not in a very nice place at the moment.