Post # 1
I was curious as to if any of you bees have an under-active thyroid and what you do to help it. Are there vitamins out there to help improve it? I know there’s a certain diet to follow as well, but not sure as to what.
I don’t have insurance to get a thyroid check or go to the doctors. So, I want to try and improve it on my own if possible. I will eventually go when I am able to.
The reason I believe I have an under-active thyroid is because:
- A wacky menstrual cycle. I could go months without one, but I have a regular cycle if I’m on BC.
- Weight gain easily. It’s been a problem for me since I was a teenager.
- Constantly tired.
So, if any of you could help, I would appreciate it more than ever. Thank you in advance.
Post # 3
Gah, I’ve been forgetful lately as well. Can someone move this to the wellness section?
Post # 4
I thought I had an underactive thyroid for very similar problems. Turns out after have my bloodwork done, that I was vitamin D deficient. I now have to take 1500 units each day and it’s helped for most of the issues that I had.
Post # 5
@almostmrsc: I already take 400 units, so maybe I should try to bump it up to see if that’ll help? I would love to have tests done and everything, but it’d be too costly. 🙁
I’m just so tired of feeling miserable and not in control of my body.
Post # 7
Unfortunately, the only way to really know if you have an under active thyroid is via a lab test. For example, if someone has depression, they may have changes in weight, constantly feel tired and achy, etc. In that case, counseling or an anti-depressant would be appropriate.
if you are diagnosed with an hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid), you will likely need thyroid replacement medications, which are available via prescription and are pretty inexpensive. The generic medication is $4 at places like Walmart. Is there a walk in clinic you could go to and get tested? It may be less expensive than a doctor’s office.
Post # 8
I have been tested and my thyroid is slow, but not enough for medication. I improved my condition by slightly increasing my iodine consumption (I now use iodized sea salt) and taking the amino acid tyrosine and also selenium. Has really helped me a lot! People who have hypothyroidism should avoid raw cruifer veggies (like broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) and especially soy.
Post # 9
@DesireeAnne: you should go talk to your dr. and, if possible, get tested. My thyroid is normal, but I have a lot of signs that could point to a hyperactive thyriod (aka over-active). It’s the only way you can know. Plus, there could be something else causing the problems, other than the thyriod.