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I'm new here.... Interested in hearing from anyone who uses Thyroid S


Is Thyroid S safe to use for someone symptomatic of Hypothyroidism but undiagnosed. After reading info on here, it appears I have been undiagnosed for 30 years. I have a friend on holiday in Thailand at the moment who can purchase this product for me. What would be the suggested starting doseage please.

I panicked a bit yesterday on reading on here that your actual Thyroid can be damaged/ or you could have something more serious than hypothyroidism, as a result of being left undiagnosed for years? At first I was elated in finding this site but am now feeling depressed and frustrated that I probably will never g ever be able to get any help from the medical profession. Reading all your experiences, I really dont know how people with much worse Thyroid conditions than myself have coped!!!

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If you have or can get a Full Thyroid Function Test. You can have one privately and it would be TSH, T4, T3, Free T4, Free T3 and thyroid antibodies. The test should be at the very earliest, fasting (you can drink water) and get a print-out of the results with the ranges. Ranges are important.

Post them for comments and at least that will be a starting point for you. Your GP should test B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate as we can be deficient which also causes problems.

Annealise in reply to shaws

Thanks Shaw, I have made a list of all the helpful tests you have suggested since recently joining. it is good to know what actual tests a NHS GP is permitted to do for me for .... I have noticed from having a previous test that mine can do a TSH profile test? I guess that is only TSH,T3,T though?

shawsAdministrator in reply to Annealise

They rarely test T3, so I think it would be TSH and T4, maybe T3 but not the frees, i.e. FT4 and FT3. I shall give a link re the Frees and its about halfway down page.


I shall be doing that very shortly, along with vits/minerals before I consider taking this product - just didnt want to loose the opportunity of missing out on someone being able to buy them in Thailand for me.

shawsAdministrator in reply to Annealise

Definitely not. When the opportunity arises its best to take it. From what I have read in past posts most are happy with this product.

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Clutter in reply to Annealise


Click on the v underneath the post you wish to edit and select Edit.


Ideally you will have a thyroid function test to determine your levels before you take Thyroid-S. Your GP will do TSH and perhaps FT4 but probably not FT3.

As you've not taken thyroid replacement before start low with half a tablet (30mg) for two weeks and then increase to 1 tablet (60mg) also known as 1 grain. Hold at 1 grain for 6-8 weeks and have a thyroid function test including FT3 to check levels before raising dose. You can order private thyroid tests via thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin...

The link below demonstrates why dosing should be increased gradually.


That is really helpful - Thanks.

They look quite small tablets, hope they dont crumble when halving them...

fibrolinda in reply to Annealise

No crumbling but they have a hard coating which can make them hard to cut. I have a pill cutter bought from amazon which does great job.

Good luck on your journey

Linda x

winjy in reply to fibrolinda

Could you let me know what pill cutter you are using? I tried to buy one but I can't find any as most have lots of bad reviews.

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