Is it ok to take Thyroid Booster supplement?

Hi,

Would a Thyroid Booster supplement exhaust my thyroid instead of getting my TSH to normal levels ?

I have a slightly high TSH hormon its 3.5 where normal range is [1.0 – 3.0]. And my T4 and T3 are in really normal levels.

I’m kind of feeling not ok, my hair is falling and i have no energy.

My doctor did not prescribe in thing to me and said it’s a sub clinical case.

Thanks,

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    Taking thyroid booster supplements if they contain iodine can really screw up your thyroid and actually make your condition worse and even throw you into full blown Hypothyroidism. Unless your thyroid condition is from an iodine deficiency then taking a thyroid booster with iodine in it is a bad idea. Most thyroid problems in developed countries now days are not from an iodine deficiency, but instead from an auto-immune disease called “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis” (underactive thyroid) or another auto-immune disease called “Grave’s Disease” (overactive thyroid). You also need to be careful with some herbs as they can mess up your thyroid as well. Stay away from soy (tofu, soy protein, edamame soy beans, etc.) because soy is a known thyroid killer and if you are on thyroid medication it blocks your body from absorbing and using thyroid medication. Most over-the-counter thyroid boosters don’t work. It’s like taking vitamins to cure a serious medical disease that needs a prescription medication. What you really need is to get a doctor that will treat your Subclinical Hypothyroidism with the right medication at the correct dosage. So either work on your doctor (print and take this to him) or find yourself another doctor like through the doctor locator link I have provided here.

    With Subclinical Hypothyroidism the pituitary gland, which is in charge of regulating the thyroid gland, produces extra amounts of TSH to stimulate the thyroid to maintain a normal circulating level of thyroid hormones. With "Subclinical Hypothyroidism" you technically are not Hypothyroid (thyroid hormone levels are normal); your pituitary is working hard at keeping your thyroid hormone levels within the normal range. In a significant number of patients, the TSH levels must climb in order to continue to stimulate the thyroid gland. Eventually, over the course of months to years, the thyroid gland no longer responds. At this point, "Subclinical Hypothyroidism" turns into overt Hypothyroidism.

    The problem with doctors not treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism is that it makes the situation worse in the long run. If treated early before your lab tests show you are in full blown Hypothyroidism, you will circumnavigate many of the horrible complications with Hypothyroidism like weight gain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea, memory loss, mood swings, depression, respiratory problems, sinus infections, anemia, glaucoma, kidney problems, headaches, joint pain and stiffness, infertility (if you are female), Thyroid Lymphoma and Myxedema Coma. I had Subclinical Hypothyroidism and my doctor decided not to treat it. Well, I just got sicker and sicker until it became full blown Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (an auto-immune hypothyroid disease). As a result of my doctor refusing to treat me early on when I was Subclinical, I ended up with all kinds of lasting medical problems and now I am very sick and almost disabled. It made me fat; I have chronic memory problems, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, glaucoma, sleep apnea, infertility, chronic pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, chronic sinus infections, several hospitalizations and two major surgeries to save my life. I’ve had a thyroid problem for over 55 years and have done tons of research on the subject. Warning: having a thyroid problem is a serious condition that should not be ignored. Ignoring it can lead to serious secondary medical conditions that can affect your heart and brain and eventually lead to a rare but very serious condition called Myxedema Coma, a life-threatening situation that kills.

    Again, I cannot stress enough how important it is to get the proper prescription medication to treat Subclinical Hypothyroidism ASAP! You should be on a very low dose of either Armour Thyroid, Nature-Throid or Wes-Throid like 60 mg (1 grain) to start out with and if you need a higher dose your doctor will slowly increase your medication as your body adjusts. Please print all this and take it to your doctor. If your doctor refuses to look at this or treat you for your Subclinical Hypothyroidism, please please please go to another doctor and keep going to doctors until you find one that will treat you. Subclinical Hypothyroidism is nothing to mess around with and is a serious condition that can KILL you!!!

    I suggest you find yourself a good "thyroid doctor" called an Endocrinologist. Here is a good Endocrinologist locator:

    http://www.armourthyroid.com/con_phLocat

    I highly recommend you get the book, "Living Well with Hypothyroidism" by Mary J. Shomon. It is an easy book to read and you will learn a lot. In it Mary covers Subclinical Hypothyroidism. You may buy it cheap at Amazon.com for as little as $7.00 used.

    If and when you finally get on thyroid medication, make sure your doctor prescribes one of these: Armour Thyroid, Nature-Throid or Wes-Throid. They are the best thyroid medications. I have been on al

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