supplements for an underactive thyroid

I have the symptoms of an underactive thyroid, but my blood tests do not say that I do, I have the symptoms of tiredness, weight gain, constipation, muscle cramps (especially in the lower part of my legs)

dry skin (Vitiligo), brittle nails and the low hoarse voice, are there any  supplements  that I can take to my symptoms

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  • Hi schachu, youre much better off posting blood test results including ranges if you can, then people here can help you much more. The symptoms certainly sound hypo to me, I have them all. Good luck

  • Welcome to our forum shachu

    First thing to do, which will be helpful in members commenting is to get a print-out of your latest blood tests results, with the ranges (labs differ and that's why ranges are important.

    If you've not had a recent test, ask the GP to do a Full Thyroid Function test. They will usually only do TSH/T4. Full Thyroid Function Test is TSH/T4/T3 FT4/FT3 and antibodies. If he's not checked your B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate ask for these at the same time.

    Always make the earliest possible appointment to check your thyroid hormones and don't eat before it. You can drink water though. The TSH is highest early a.m. and that's what most doctors diagnose by. If you were on thyroid hormones you'd take them after the blood test and not before.

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