I tried searching on this forum but didn’t find much info.
TL;DR: Does anyone have info about n-acetylcysteine and it’s ability to reduce Hashimoto antibodies?
Here’s my story: I have Hashimoto’s, and my antibodies had been going up constantly since diagnosis about 2 years ago. In order to reduce them over this time I went gluten free, soy free, lactose free, and I did selenium for 2 months. All this with advice from the forum and also my naturopath. The dietary changes made me feel better but didn’t reduce antibodies, the selenium actually was too much for me (in 2 months I ended up with toxicity) and actually this is where my antibodies skyrocketed from around 450 to 950.
I stopped the selenium and focused on diet and other things and my antibodies still went up. For 3 tests in a row my result was 1000+ so too high to even register in the range. Then after almost being ready to give up my naturopath told me to try n-acetylcysteine, I went ahead with it not expecting anything, I never had heard or read about it previously... but I stuck with it. To my surprise, at my last blood test this month my antibodies had come down all of a sudden to 790.
I’m obviously happy, but I want to really know if it was the n-acetylcysteine or if something else could be the reason for the reduction in antibodies and maybe this is just a coincidence.
Does anyone have info about n-acetylcysteine and it’s ability to reduce antibodies?