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Unable to tolerate Thiroyd

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Get bad chest pain in evening after taking 1/2 tablet at 6am. Am thinking of trying Thyroid S as am on Levo again at moment, after stopping Nature Throid, months ago. Has any one else had this problem and what did you do. I suppose the alternative is to concentrate on vitamins, but this would take much longer and am not feeling patient at moment as have not felt well since spring when Nature Throid worked.

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shaws profile image

There's no history in your Profile, i.e. when diagnosed, with what? when?

You state you take 1/2 tablet levo - is that one day's dose? i.e. is it 25mcg - 50mcg etc.

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snow22 in reply to shaws

I have been on Levo for about 10 years, 50mg. Managed to cope on that although put on a lot of weight and got steadily more tired, so went up to 75mg last year and TSH was always over 2, in summer over 5. Probably because I ran out of Nature Throid, and went back on 50mg of Levo. Then got new supply of Nature Throid and went steadily down hill, since then.

Sorry I was not clear but the 1/2 tablet I tried was Thiroyd. But each time I got chest pains in the early evening, so stopped. I am now wondering whether to try 1/4 tablet of Thiroyd or swap to Thyroid S.

SlowDragon profile image

As you have Hashimoto's are you on strictly gluten free diet?

For full Thyroid evaluation you need TSH, FT4 and FT3 plus both TPO and TG thyroid antibodies tested. Also extremely important to test vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12

Low vitamin levels are extremely common, especially as you have Hashimoto's

All thyroid blood tests should ideally be done as early as possible in morning and fasting. Do not take Levothyroxine dose in the 24 hours prior to test, delay and take immediately after blood draw. This gives highest TSH, lowest FT4 and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip, best not mentioned to GP or phlebotomist)

Private tests are available. Thousands on here forced to do this as NHS often refuses to test FT3 or antibodies or vitamins


Medichecks Thyroid plus ultra vitamin or Blue Horizon Thyroid plus eleven are the most popular choice. DIY finger prick test or option to pay extra for private blood draw. Both companies often have special offers, Medichecks usually have offers on Thursdays, Blue Horizon its more random

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snow22 in reply to SlowDragon

Was gluten free in summer, but not strictly adhering to it well at the moment. I did the medichecks Thyroid plus ultra vitamins in March. Thyroglobulin antibody was 44.30 range 0.00 - 115.00 and thyroid peroxidise 266 ref 0.00 - 34.00. All the vitamins tested were low in range, apart from B12 which I was told to stop taking as it was above range - I had been supplementing. I have been taking the other vitamins since, but maybe not consistently enough. So am taking ferritin, folate and vit D, C.

Last month I did order a finger prick test, but know as other members have said that it is not easy to do. So have not yet attempted it and was thinking to wait until I am on an NDT for 6 weeks that I could tolerate. I know at moment all levels will be out, as I am very tired and am putting on a lot of weight.

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SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to snow22

Yes wait until 6-8 weeks on constant unchanging dose before doing test

I do tend to react very strongly to any medicine that I take, maybe why I managed to struggle along for many years on 50mg of Levo. I did read yesterday on the posts, that when a member tried to increase Thiroyd they had not managed as they also had chest pain. So I may try another one.

I do eat fresh and cook in Green cookware, but not sure what the coating is. I will try to eliminate more/all gluten and look at magnesium glycinate.

Thank you for tips.

I think it’s Greenpan cookware - ceramic non-stick. greenpan.co.uk

Found the Greenpan cookware in health food store, so thought they might be ok.

helvella profile image

Please, please, please give us some information about this "radiation" effect that you have referred to repeatedly over the years. If it is real, someone, somewhere will have posted something about it.

Unless there is more information than a few words in your posts/responses, I suggest people simply ignore it.

PTFE (or whatever other name such as Teflon) is NOT a fluoride compound. It is a covalently bonded organic molecule which contains fluorine atoms (not fluoride ions).

helvella profile image

But I am not asking about aluminium (as in atoms or ions of aluminium) - but about the radiation effect.

It seems towards inconceivable that there is not one single reference anywhere on the internet about it (other than your comments). However, despite having searched several times, I can find none. Nothing scientific. Nothing from people who report some such effect. Nothing from even those with the most questionable backgrounds.

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