Yesterday I purchased a few vitamins/supplements recommended on here for patients with Graves/Hyperthyroidism. Having just "googled" what L-Carnitine is, it's uses, side effects, interactions and warnings - it does state that it is known to help with some symptoms of an over active thyroid HypER (heartbeat, nervousness and weakness). However, it also states that it could make symptoms of an under active thyroid (HypO) worse ! To be honest I'm not 100% certain of what I am at the moment (apart from a basket case ) I was diagnosed Graves/HypER, have been HypO and it has been suggested on the forum that I could have Graves and Hashimoto's running in tandem and I intend asking to be tested, however, my next appointment isn't until 30th December. Should I take the L-carnitine or not ?
Also, if I do have Hashimoto's too, what then? Are the meds the same meds, are the options the same as I have been given now i.e. Continue on the meds with titration or RAI or Surgery ? What next ?
Thank you in advance for advice