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Success with a supplement

I'm new to this website. I've read of so many people with thyroid problems that ar

dissatisfied with their treatment that I decided to share what little information I have on the subject. I started having thyroid problems about two years ago. I was told everything was normal and my problem was due to my age. I felt the need to go out on my own with supplements I found on the internet. I found one with T3 on the label..all natural ..no chemicals. After about two months my extreme fatigue with shortness of breath were gone and.I had also lost about five pounds. My hoarseness is not bad as it was earlier and I'm currently hoping I'll see some improvement in my balance. I feel fortunate to have found a supplement that works I know many of the supplements are useless, but This one worked for me.

Lill

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Hi, I'm new here too and really interested in this supplement can you say what it is?

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Hi tazbex I found this supplement on the internet. It's called THYROID T-3. I t is not an overnight fix. Took about two months before the fatigue left. Stay with it.

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Hello Nichols, Can you tell me what this supplement is & where to get it? I tried taking Levothyroxine but I had the most awful side effects including dizziness which is no good as I'm a driver. Thanking you in advance 😊

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Hi, I have side effects from Levi, what are you taking instead? 🌻

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I tried 'Nutri Thyroid' but didn't really feel any different! ☺

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I found this supplement with other THYROID supplements. The supplement I am using has a large THYROID T-3 on the cover. Says it "boost thyroid output and metabolism" Hope it works as well for you as it did for me.

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Interesting, Nichols. What were your T3 levels before and after taking this supplement ?

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Hi Valarian This was part of my problems..my primary would only test to T4..my symptoms pointed to thyroid, however he would not agree.to pursue the problem. Having gone through a thyroid problem earlier in life, I felt this was the problem..I used the supplement for several months..when my weight came down a bit I felt encouraged . Soon afterward my fatigue and shortness of breath was completely gone. I had been seeing a cardiologist and mentioned this to him. This was good news since he had been working on the problem from a different angle. I had been free of the problem for about six weeks..his suggestions was to have my primary run a T3. When I related how this was impossible, he ordered a T3. Here in the US our values are different from the UK. A sub T3 is below 2.3. By the time I was able to have it taken about 7 to 8 weeks. The reading came back 2.9. The report was "it is normal" The fact that I had been free of the problem didn"t seem to get any consideration. I feel if it had been taken before the supplemet took over, it would have been much lower. All I can say is that with the supplement I'm doing great!!!

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I’m really glad you feel better Nichols, but unfortunately, from what you say, there is no evidence this supplement boosted your T3 levels, since you don’t know what they were beforehand.

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True However, I know what occurred after using the supplement. That is all that matters. It worked for me . I feel I have a life again.

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Hi geegee I'm using only the supplement T-3. I hope this works for you as it is for me..It may take a couple of months of daily use..it did me..but well worth it.

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So pleased you have found something that helps you. Could you PM me the name of the supplement please? Thank you.

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It is called THYROID T-3 I found it with the supplements for Thyroid. Hope it works for you .Made a big difference in my life

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Hi tuppence You can find this supplement on the internet

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Thanks again, will give it a try 😊

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Thanks for the info. Since it takes a couple of months to take effect, what did you do meantime, were you taking thyroxine?

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I was not using any drugs. To begin with I had no help from my primary, he refused to order a free T3 blood test..he attributed my problems to my age. I had no way of getting further help and decided to try supplements. I had had success with supplements on two other occasions and felt it was worth the try. Luckily, it paid off. From what I read on this website it seems drugs cause additional problems..either over or under prescribed. After reading of the problems so many people were having I decided try the supplements.

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Sorry, just re-read your original post and see that you were not prescribed thyroxine. I've been on it for over 20 years, although I came off it for 3 weeks recently and felt the best I had in years, I realise I need the meds. So I wonder how I could move from them to your natural remedy? Anyone have any idea how I could transition to try this out?

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If you have been on Levo for 20 years it's highly unlikely you can stop them and survive on something that is sold as an aid to dieting.

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Bantam I'm clutching at straws here. I'm really at the end of my tether, I've had the tiredness for many years. I originally thought I needed a higher dose but doc didn't agree. I then started to look at sleep issues, would fall asleep easily but woke unrested. Thinking it may be oxygen related I stopped having heating in the bedroom and left the window open summer and winter, I bought a humidifier, I even went through a nose op, all in the hope of finding a solution. Then just over a year ago I developed other symptoms, morning headache, drugged up feeling, pain in my hands, tension on wakening (this one was the crux). Through lots of diarising and reading I've realised that something in the meds causes tension/anxiety in me that makes me tense during sleep, thus I wake unrefreshed, sore and tired. Sorry for the long reply, just wanted to explain where I'm coming from with this.

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But this supplement has no thyroid hormone replacement in the ingredients, it states it boosts metabolism to aid weight loss, it doesn't say it is for treating hypothyroidism.

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Yeah, I hadn't looked at it since Nichols posted, just clutching at straws as I say. Will get a solution eventually, will just keep plugging away :)

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The supplement said it would boost T3 . This is what we are trying to do..many people are given prescriptions to do this. Is it possible the body will solve a lot of problems if given the chance?

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Hi Bantam I thought the same thing when I ordered the T3..if it were not for the weight loss I might have given up on it..got to thinking it was already helping with the weight I had put on, so maybe it will also help with the other problems. It did just that. I no longer suffer with the fatigue and shortness of breath. It may not work for everyone, but it did for me.

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But do you mean T3 or T-3?

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I've only seen it as fT3 or T3 . I can't recall ever seeing it as T-3

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Did you order T3 or T-3? I am not sure what you were saying! 😀

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I misunderstood what you meant. The supplement I ordered had a large T3 on the label.

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I think this is exactly the point Helvella made earlier about confusion. Is your supplement Absolute Nutrition T-3 ? The UK adverts have a hyphen between the T and 3, but I guess that may not be the same in the US.

Being a hyper, I’m neutral on this (although I would suggest any hypers considering using this for weight control make sure they research the ingredients carefully, as some appear to be completely out of the question for us) , but having followed some of the posts from hypos on this site, I know how desperate many are to find relief of symptoms. Most people here are well-informed, but there is a danger that beyond this site, people might think they could take this supplement instead of prescribed T3 and/or T4 hormones. You weren’t actually on thyroid replacement, but many people are on quite high doses of T3 and/or T4, and could easily end up in real trouble if they simply stopped taking them. It also looks (from sites such as WebMD) as if some of the active ingredients might not mix well with drugs such as antidepressants, and might also not be suitable for people taking thyroid replacement .

Don’t get me wrong - you’ve obviously found something that works for you, which is great, and no-one could wish you anything other than well.

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The supplement you named is the one I am using My error in using T3 instead of T-3

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Just checked the bottle..it is T-3.

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What thyroid problems were you having if you don't mind me asking ,

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It started with fatigue..extreme fatigue.. Walking from one room to another was all it took to cause this to happen.. I was also experiencing shortness of breath.with the fatigue..You'd think lI had just run a mile. Hoarseness and weight gain went along with it. Balance was a problem and I found walking scarry. It necessiated using a walker both indoors and out. Thyroid problems and their severity can vary with people I hope this was helpful to you

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According to one online vendor, the product contains:

Serving Size: 2 Capsules

Amount Per Serving %DV

Calcium Phosphate 250mg 25%

Gum Guggul Extract (Guggelsterone 10%) 300mg *

L-Tyrosine 300mg *

Garcinia Cambogia 250mg *

Dipotassium Phosphate 150mg *

Sodium Phosphate 75mg *

Disodium Phosphate 75mg *

Phosphatidyl Choline 25mg *

*Daily Value Not Established.

†Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Gelatin.

In my opinion, the naming of the product is expressly intended to mislead potential (and actual) customers.

What would you think of someone who offered a B-12 supplement that didn't contain any vitamin B12? Or a supplement for diabetics called In-Sulin that contained no insulin?

It stinks. It is utterly exploitative. Trading Standards should ensure it is taken off the market under that name.

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Hello helvella What can I say other than It worked for me. Whether or not it will work for you is another question. I'm enjoying the improvement it brought to me and will continue using the product.

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I very carefully avoided saying anything about the product other than the inference it doesn't contain T3. It could be the best supplement ever. The marketing still stinks.

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HI helvella My feeling on this product is that it will encourage the body through natural means, to again become active. I'm wondering if the hormones prescribed for thyroid help or hinder. Many of our readers are unhappy with the type given and the amounts prescribed. Thyroid problems appear to be on the rise...new drugs will be introduced, I wonder if we're on the right track. Are the meds today not working? You seem to be well informed..let me add another supplement to your thinking. I ordered one that deals with getting the T4 down to T3. I've only been using it about a week so there is nothing to report at this time. Hopefully. with the use of naturals through supplements we can help direct whatever to T3. This is not my first encounter with a thyroid problem..at that time they only checked for T4. I went years with a hot nodule on my left thyroid before finding a doctor who recognized what was going on. So you can understand why I felt I would not get help and that I needed to find an answer. If eliminating the fatigue and shortness of breath is all I'm going to get relief from this supplement..I'll feel it was well worth the try.

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There could be any number of such products and some might be quite extraordinary in their properties.

From what we see here, the current treatment of thyroid issues seems to be getting worse, if anything. (Obviously a biased sample.)

This very product might be of immense use to some. I am simply in no position to judge.

Still I get back to the same fundamental point, their marketing/branding stinks. We have had people posting here that they have found T3 on eBay (or wherever). It misleads. I wonder how many people have actually bought it and only realised afterwards that it isn't liothyronine (T3)?

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It is about trust. We get constant calls pitching home security systems. The calls have spoofed caller-id info...making it appear that the calls are coming from someone in the local community. So, right off the bat they have breached any trust I would have in them by being dishonest. Ditto for the supplement.

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I know what you mean, we get them too. This is something you will have to decide. Most supplements offer a return of product if not satisfied.

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I agree. There are many products available as supplements. In most cases they're more o a placebo. However, since this worked for me I felt I should I should get it out in the open and let readers decide. Drugs in any form would not be offered without a prescription.. It could mislead buyers , thinking they are getting hormone replacement. The thyroid epidemic is getting worse..

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