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Hi,<br><br><br><br>
Do you have experience with this?<br><br><br><br>
I learned from my gp last week that I have a slightly too slow thyroid <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/surprised.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":surprised"><br><br><br><br>
I had bloodwork done when I discovered that I feel so much better if replace black coffee at the office with a 3/4 gallon of water a day.<br><br><br><br>
I have a antroposofic gp, so he's not so keen on prescribing regular stuff and prescribed something alternative (not animal tested, but likely animal based ingredients <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/"> )<br><br><br><br>
According to my gp, I'm on the edge of "treatment or not"<br><br>
Free T4 9.8 (range 9-24)<br><br>
TSH 3.8 (range 0.40 - 3.5)<br><br>
B12 209 (range 118 - 590)<br><br><br><br>
What I'm looking for is experiences of others, in how did you work around this without medication ?<br><br><br><br>
So far I'm trying to cope with it by changing to iodinized salt and drinking lots of water.<br><br><br><br>
I did try to find more info on thyroid related forums, and the main topic seems to be "should I take one tablet more, or less" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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Eric, you could try avoiding soy. There is some evidence that soy can aggravate cases of hypothyroidism (but appears to be safe for people with 'normal' thyroid function). Just a thought... sorry I don't have more suggestions.
 

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Get interested to eat things like nori, wakame, or hijiki, all full of iodine.
 

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i agree re: soy and nori etc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
i also do cold rinses after showers and do thyroid-stimulating yoga postures during each practice (i practice at least twice daily). these help stimulate the thyroid. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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