Hi Curious Kitty,
Could you talk to the doctor who wrote the prescription for the synthroid and ask if they would consider
changing to Armour just to see if you feel better? You might have to back up your request with some
actual research showing that people do benefit from adding T3 to their prescription. And ARmour is
pretty cheap, I paid $14 for 60 tabs, a 2 month supply.
Like I said, I did try the Gaia Thyroid Support and it did help at first. But then after a few weeks it seems
like I started feeling run-down again. I also tried a product called Thyromine several years ago but really
didn't notice much of a difference. It sounds like you've done a lot of research. I don't know if you looked
at Dr. Alexander Haskell's website http://hopeforhashimotos.com/ but I think it is really informative.
He outlines his approach for treating Hashimoto's. He has three phases that he describes in a series
of videos on his website. He does feel like most people need a thyroid medication to lower the TSH, but
after that he recommends supplements to reduce thyroid inflammation and nourish the thyroid gland so
you might check his website. He also recommends going gluten-free. I have read that patients have
been able to reduce their medications, sometimes in half or more, by going gluten-free. And he also
talks about the adrenals.
One other website that you might have already looked at is http://www.womentowomen.com/
They take a natural approach to treating women's health problems and they have articles about
adrenal imbalance, thyroid health and you can see what products they recommend to treat these
Oh and as far as our TSH, I have read that most people feel better if their TSH is under 1.0 but
I don't know if there are many doctors who agree with this. Once you get your insurance back,
see if they would cover a naturopath or a functional medicine doc.