Thanks to all of you who replied to my original post regarding Thyroid-S. I have been taking one tab per day for two weeks now. I still take my Levo first thing in the morning, then my Thyroid-S at about 6pm. I haven't noticed any difference at all, except possibly a slight improvement in my sense of wellbeing. I say 'possibly' because although I have had a few days of slightly improved mood, I have also had some days that I can only describe as 'weary'. I still get brain fog by mid afternoon. My joint pain is still the same. At least I have established that the Thyroid-S is not going to cause a problem. I guess that if there had been an immediate effect I might have worried that I was over medicating. My plan had been to give it two weeks then replace the Levo with Thy-S, but since there has been no noticable improvement I am wondering whether I should increase the Thy-S, say at lunchtime, without dropping the Levo - give it two weeks then replace the Levo with Thy-S after a further two weeks.That would mean that I would be on three of Thy-S, from 50mg of Levo. What do you think?
I have learned so much from this site, but, as is very often the case, I am finding that the more I read and learn - the more I realise how much I don't know!
Regarding the iodine supplementation, I am very confused. I take a product that is marketed as a 'fat metaboliser' which I chose not as a weight loss aid, but because it has several of the ingredients that I read on here as being good for thyroid health - vit B6,folic acid, vit B12, magnesium. selenium and iodine. I definately think that I fell better with it than without it. The iodine content is 150ug, which it says is 100% NRV (whatever that means). It is said that the recommended intake of iodine is 12-15mg /day. How does this convert into ug? and how will I know when I have enough, given that my diet includes lots of fish, shellfish and eggs. There is a lot written about the fact that excess iodine can cause hypothyroidism as well as hyperthyroidism. So confusing!
My blood test results tell me little because I don't understand them, but I have established that my cortisol is a little on the low side, my B12 is very high and my vit D is ok.
Happy happy new year to you all. I don't have the words to tell you how grateful I am to have found you.