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Hypomae

I have been on levothyroxine Sod. for many years, but now I cannot tolerate the side effects, especially the headaches and the buzzing in my left ear. I'm looking for a natural alternative to levothyroxine, but not the pig's medication. I just fear that since I'm allergic to pork, it might not be good for me. How about kelp - does anyone think it's a good alternative?

Thanks

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Have you had your Levo brand changed, if so is that when the side effects started? If so then ask to go back to previous brand.

Kelp is not a good idea, it's iodine and that's not a good idea for us hypos as it can make it worse, iodine used to be used to treat hypERthyroidism.

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Hypomae,

There is a bovine NDT - ThyroGold which you might try. You can email Tammy Lowe for advice on what dose to take when switching from your current Levothyroxine dose. naturalthyroidsolutions.com...

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Post your thyroid results and ranges and also vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12 too

Do you have Hashimoto's (high antibodies) if so are you strictly gluten free?

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