I've been advised by my naturopath to start supplementing with Thyro Gold (2 x 150mgs) now that Nutri Thyroid (which I was taking for a short while) is unavailable.
However, I'm clinically euthyroid (and always have been as far as the medical profession is concerned as TFTs have always been in range) and have a diagnosis of CFS/ME.
So, given that Thyroid Gold contains T3 and T4 (as I understand) and is [quote from naturopath] 'stronger than Nutri Thyroid', I'm wondering if I'm ok to take them and especially at the dosage advocated?
I'm hesitant because I'm concerned about side effects. I realise that this seems as though I'm questioning the wisdom of the practitioner (whom I've been seeing since December and who has already identified the source of some of the problems).
Here are the latest TFT results:
Genova END08 urine test July 2017:
T4 1.21 (1.03-8.24)
T3 1.38 (0.61-3.38)
T3:T4 ratio (to determine T4 conversion) 1.14
[NB I recently posted about these results as there is some confusion about which ratio should be used to determine T4 conversion - see healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...
NHS Dec 2016:
TSH 3.12 (0.27-4.2)
Blue Horizon March 2016:
TSH 2.38 (0.27-4.20)
Free T4 15.59 (12-22)
T4 total 92.7 (64.5-142)
Free T3 4.17 (3.1-6.8)
I suspect that I need to have another full thyroid panel to see the latest results, but it's so expensive (I'm already taking supplements that are costing over £1,500 a year!).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.