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Old 11-06-2014, 21:33   #11
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Bruising for me came from undiagnosed Celiac Disease. I was simply not absorbing nutrients (e.g vitamin d, c, calcium, iron, etc.).

My last TSH test came back at a 3. I do best closer to a 1. Hard to medicate as my body is constantly changing. I do like Armour Thyroid. You might consider switching from Synthyroid. My old doctor swore by old-fashioned desiccated thyroid (from a pig) and I have refused to switch to a synthetic when my doctors have changed. It is cheap and is covered by my insurance, though that has not been true in the past. Many folks do better on it. When they switched (like my cousin) it seemed to give them that final push to wellness.

I take 90 each day and add 30 mg to my 90 mg/day dosage on the weekends and on Wednesday. I dissolve my Armour by chewing it up and leaving a bit under my tongue. It absorbs faster and I get my morning coffee with soymilk much sooner (1/2 hour).
I don't see this doctor prescribing that. That's why I'm on the looking for more of a naturepathic doctor, I think there is one that is a medical and a natureopath.

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If you are taking Lugols, are you also taking selenium? You need both. You can get adequate selenium just from eating 1 brazil nut daily.

My doctor who has a background in integrative medicine has recommended I find a supplement that doesn't have thyroid hormone in it but has both iodine and selenium in reasonable amounts.

I've been warned away from taking Lugol's, because if you have auto-immune thyroid disease too much iodine can be a big problem. But my doctor said a supplement with iodine AND selenium in amounts close to the RDA should be fine.

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If you are taking Lugols, are you also taking selenium? You need both. You can get adequate selenium just from eating 1 brazil nut daily.

My doctor who has a background in integrative medicine has recommended I find a supplement that doesn't have thyroid hormone in it but has both iodine and selenium in reasonable amounts.

I've been warned away from taking Lugol's, because if you have auto-immune thyroid disease too much iodine can be a big problem. But my doctor said a supplement with iodine AND selenium in amounts close to the RDA should be fine.
I have to have the hormone supplement as my thyroid no longer makes it.

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If you are taking Lugols, are you also taking selenium? You need both. You can get adequate selenium just from eating 1 brazil nut daily.
Yes, I'm taking selenium. It's in my multi-vitamin.

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I've been warned away from taking Lugol's, because if you have auto-immune thyroid disease too much iodine can be a big problem.
But I don't have an auto-immune thyroid disease. What actually happened is that many years ago they used a radioactive thing to test my thyroid. This didn't kill off my thyroid but reduced its ability to produce the hormone. Hence, the hypothyroidism. I only learned about this cause and effect a couple years ago. But it makes sense to me when I look back and see the progression of symptoms.

Also, I'm doing this under supervision and am not taking a very large amount of Lugol's.

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