Hello everyone. I have Hashi's and subclinical hypothyroidism. I also suffer from endometriosis, ovarian cysts and asthma. My joint pain over the last few yrs started and dr told me i have carpal tunnel but i do not think so because the last year the pain is in my knees and ankles as well. I take Magnesuim citrate, High potency Omega 3s (although I am switching to krill oil, I've done research and it seems better), Multi vitamin/mineral, High potency D3, iron with added C, B12 and folic acid for absorption & recently added selenium with E and Ashwagandha to my regime as well. My question is I heard a lot of good thing about Turmeric. I am looking into this for my joints to relieve inflammation and ease pain. Not sure what to do because some sights says it decreases BP and My pressure is already low. My husband wanted me to ask a dr so my BP isn't dropped too low but these drs do not support natural therapies like herbs!!! Anyone have any advice for me? The pain can be unbearable......

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  • I wouldn't expect a doctor to have a clue. Why not try eating a lot of turmeric in your food first to see it is helps - usually needs to be combined with black pepper for absorption. Of course that will be a lot less curcumin than in supplements, but might give you an idea. Become a curry expert ...

    MSM is often helpful for joints, but you need the powder or crystals to get a high enough dose (you'd be eating a handful of capsules a couple of times a day).

  • thanks you, yes i am trying to look for the best way! even if i put that in my dinner every day that is not enough to help. No where near actually and I have it here though i don't think i want that in my food daily lol. I was looking at that and ginger, but turmeric seems more beneficial. Oh the amount of supplements we use for deficiencies and symptoms due to auto immune is expensive and annoying.

  • HM,

    I absolutely love curcumin (which I take with resveratrol as per Datis Kharrazian) and it has balanced me out and makes my skin glow but it is known to lower BP.

    Looking at your previous thyroid hormone test results, you look under medicated and achieving optimal thyroid hormones might reduce pain and balance BP.

    Endometriosis and ovarian cysts are common in women with low thyroid hormone.

    Are you optimal in Vit D ? ? ....


    Thyroid & Endometriosis.


  • not optimal yet. I am working on increasing D3. @ yrs ago i discovered i was borderline deficient. Last winter it was up to 48 so hopefully 60 now maybe??? Aiming for 100. I wonder if low dose turmeric orMSM would help me without lowering BP? most info says higher amounts lower BP.

  • I believe even the quality of turmeric capsules can vary - so its good you are doing your research :-) Turmeric powder in water first thing in the morning was prescribed to me when I was having Ayeurvedic Treatment in India. I did it for six months in the days when I was looking for answers and 5 years before the Hashimotos diagnosis.

    I am sure it is worth a try.

    Have you looked at diet ? Cutting out gluten can reduce gut inflammation - in case your pain is caused by that. It has been known :-)

  • Yes I have thank you. I cut out a lot of gluten recently but not all together. I am now cutting out dairy as well! I will look into drinking the powder!!! I already take so many pills :(

  • I take tumeric for my fibromyalgi and it gives me great pain relief.. I make this drink..

    I take this every day 4 6 times with pepper and cococanut oil


    2 liters of water

    200 grams of ginger

    2 Organic lemons

    2 tbsp. cane

    (possibly . 3-4 cm . turmeric which gives the beautiful color and is very healthy including substance curcumin ) .


    Peel the ginger and cut into slices

    Cut whole lemons into slices must . Therefore eco - lemons.

    Water, ginger, lemon , (possibly . Turmeric ) and sugar is boiled for 45 minutes.

    Si and cool . Come then bottled .

    Drink 2-4 oz. per day to the anti-inflammatory effect.

  • thank you

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