I am a 52 year old male who has been Type 1 Diabetic for 27 years. After several months of visiting different Endocrinologists I finally found an Endocrinologist who ordered a more complete set of thyroid tests for me. The results from the tests done on 20 April 2017 were as follows:
TSH 2.85 uUL / mL range 0.27 - 4.2
FT4 1.01 ng / dL range 0.932 - 1.71
FT3 2.21 pg / mL range 3.10 - 6.80
Anti-microsomal antibodies 0.63 UI / mL normal range 0-120 UI/mL
Anti-thyroglobulin antibodies 2.67 UI / mL normal range 0-120 UI/mL
I live in Guatemala. NDT is not sold here (except for one location that manufactures their own). Neither is T3 Cynomel or Cytomel sold here.
My Endo had recommended a Thyroid Support Supplement sold here at Vitamin Shoppe (manufactured in the US) that suggest 3 tablets per day (major meals) with the following per tablet:
• Thiamin - (Vitamin B1)(As Thiamin Hcl) • 10 Mg
• RIBOFLAVIN - (VITAMIN B2) • 10 Mg
• VITAMIN B6 - (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL) • 10 Mg
• Vitamin B12 - (As Cyanocobalamin) • 25 Mcg
• IODINE - (FROM ATLANTIC KELP(99.4%) • 150 Mcg
• Magnesium - (As Magnesium Oxide) • 100 Mg
• Zinc - (As Zinc Amino Acid Chelate) • 3 Mg
• Selenium - (As Selenium Amino Acid Chelate) • 70 Mcg
• Copper - (As Copper Amino Acid Chelate) • 150 Mcg
• Manganese - (Manganese Amino Acid Chelate) • 3 Mg
• Molybdenum - (Molybdenum Amino Acid Chelate) • 150 Mcg
• L-Tyrosine • 150 Mg
I just started taking this Thyroid Support Supplement because I want relief from the severe depression, memory problems, mental fog, constipation, dry skin, etc. Certainly I have a conversion from T4 to T3 problem. If this does not work, I will have to go to the place that manufactures the NDT.
Am I doing the right thing?