Some good advice Tee on the Chia seed and Omega3.
Chia is much more easily digested than flax does not need to be ground to be digested.
It also doesn't contain the small amount of cyanide that flax seed does.
Unfortunately there is a"bug in the rose" with most plant based Omega3s, ... algae (spirulina and chlorella) being the exception... plant based sources of Omega3s only contain ALA.
ALA is a precursor to DHA and EPA... and often poorly converted to DHA and EPA in our bodies.
What we tend to forget is that thyroid replacement hormone is NOT the same as having a healthy thyroid gland. My thoughts are that people with thyroid disease are not operating at full capacity.... even when treated and particularly the first two years after a person has been diagnosed and the other endocrine glands are adjusting to the new supply of thyroid hormone.
Carnitine... you have to be careful with this one, as it does make it a bit more difficult for people to use thyroid hormone. If you are hyperthyroid or have TSI antibodies (I do) then its helpful sometimes for hair. I've been taking this one.
Ubiquinol is excellent for energy, good call. $20 for 90 days supply is an excellent price.
Ubiquinol as opposed to Ubiquinone (CoQ10) is the reduced form and many times more absorbable... this is one of those times it pays to get the Ubiquinol.
I don't know what state you live in, but you may be able to order your own labwork out of pocket at a discount. This is what I do. Here's one such site... check and see if its available to you:www.healthcheckusa.com/HealthCheckUSA-Loca
Here's the test you need... unfortunately you've got to get all three values... TSh, T3, and T4 tested at the same time because if you don't, its like a blind man holding the tail of an elephant: www.healthcheckusa.com/Thyroid-Panel-II-wi
Frankly, girl, my advice would be to pay for the test out of pocket, and if it comes back that your T3 is out of range low, and your T4 is high present this information to your to doc and ask for a medication with T3 in it. If she refuses, you need to get a new doctor. In the meantime look at the advice I gave Lady earlier on in the thread, Tee's advice about Ubiquinonol and mabbe include some of these things into your routine.
A word of caution about adding T3 or even upping one's T4... if your adrenal glands are tapped out, adding T3 or increasing the dose of T4 is not going to help and can make your symptoms worse. What will happen, is that your liver will simply put out more thyroid hormone binding proteins and make more reverse T3.
Another thought is to add a probiotic as the gut breaks down T4 into T3.
Bottom line, make changes slowly... try one thing out for at least a month to see if it helps. Our bodies need time to heal, its doesn't happen overnite.
In the meantime,
*look for ways of reducing stress (naps, getting adequet sleep, deep breathing, EFT),
*doing some form of gentle exercise everyday (yoga walking),
*eating mindfully (this includes chewing your food at least 20 times before swallowing, consciously appreciating the flavors and textures of your food),
* choosing a diet full of healthy foods (specifically fresh produce)
* adding lemon or cystalline ascorbic acid(C) to your water
And above all make time to have a little fun, to laugh and enjoy your life!
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