I haven't been on this forum for a while and I'm agreably surprised each time by the seriousness and expertise of the answers given to us sufferers from thyroid problems. Myself after many years of digestive probles, painful auto-immune arthritis and Hashimoto's disease I finally decided 3 months ago to stop all gluten and lactose intake. I also have high cholesterol levels of 6.24mmol/L; tri:1.55 mmol/L; HDL 1.48 & LDL 4.05 mmol/L.
I took Ezeterol 10 for 3 months and felt so bad that I gave it up and started this diet. I stick to it pretty well although I sometimes take small doses of each (in dark chocolate or with ONE industrial dessert /week ie Panna cotta) I gave up cheese, milk TOTALLY, even in tea and coffee, no breakfast cereals except for Chestnut cereal, almond milk a soya "yogurt" and fruit and veg., nuts.... I eat meat and fish but only a couple of eggs a week if that, no butter of course but I now use lactose free spreads (very little) for a little pleasure at breakfast time, no more cakes or biscuits! I take suppléments L-lysine; Krill Oil. I'll start a vitamin B 3 month cycle shortly.
The effect on my pains from arthritis was outstanding after 3 weeks, I have no more pain, no more aches and difficulty in bending knees and fingers; my digestion has much much improved, indeed I've lost a few kilos and feel all in all very much better.
My thyroid gland is not what it should be although I feel better since I take my 82.5 mg Levothyroxine at 4 am every day. Dont know if that makes a difference but I try everything potentially interesting.
My TSH is 1.922mUl/L Free T3 is 3.25 pg/mL
T3l is 4.94 pmol/L T4 I is 11.34 pmol/L
Free T4 is 0.88ng/dl.
I wanted to take Cytomel (T3), but not sure how to go about it. I have many of the symptoms that are usual with hypothyroid state. Any advise or comments would be great.
I'm really grateful for the input of so many people who are concerned and take time to help others.