Hashimoto’s Natural Treatment Using Supplements
Just to be clear, this article is not suggesting that you stop taking your meds. This is my experience with these supplements, but I still take my prescribed meds.
Over time I’ve tested several supplements that have had an impact on my overall energy levels. I highly recommend that you research your own and test them, one at a time. This entire blog is about the trial and error I went through, nothing is a quick fix.
I always start testing on the weekends when I don’t have to be anywhere, just in case there are some negative side effects.
I also think it’s a great idea to deal with a doctor or naturopathic doctor during this process. I haven’t been able to find one in my area so far, but please don’t take this lightly. I am not a doctor, I am just a sufferer that has tested a bunch of things.
Make sure you read up on the side effects of each supplement you take thoroughly so that you don’t end up causing more damage to your thyroid.
I started with light supplements and slowly introduced them. I did a LOT of research before taking each one and checked out the times of day to take them so that they would not interfere with my thyroid meds. Please do the same.
Here are a list of supplements I have implemented and the effects they have had. This is based on my personal experience and is in no way to be misconstrued as a recommendation.
I had some blood work done that had revealed I was low on B12. I had been going in for shots, but they are so damned inconvenient, and they hurt like hell.
I decided to try a liquid B12 supplement and it worked great. I had my blood work done again after I had been taking it for a while and it worked!
It doesn’t taste too bad either, so I keep taking it.
I originally had tried it because I had read that magnesium can really help with recovering from having eaten gluten, and also for cases where things should be moving but are not…ahem…you know…in the washroom.
I tried it in pill form and in liquid form, both worked equally as well as the other, but I found the liquid was gross and hard to take. The pill was easier for me.
There are lots of different types of magnesium. I tried magnesium bisglycinate and it worked okay. I didn’t see a huge improvement in my energy, but they did get things moving along very regularly and that made me feel like a million bucks!
Vitamins D and C
I have been taking these for years now and each of them give me a tiny bit of a boost in energy. I do feel it if I forget to take my vitamin D, my energy dips a tiny bit, but it’s not a significant life changer.
I’m honestly not sure if the vitamin C does a whole lot for my energy, but it does help with regularity.
At the time of this article, I am in the testing phase of using turmeric. It helps a LOT with inflammation and muscle soreness, but I’ve had some interesting side effects lately that I’m not sure are related to the turmeric or not. So, I will update this post once I know more.
I have spoken to several people in my personal life that have used turmeric and have had really great results with joint pain, muscle pain, and inflammation in general. It’s definitely worth testing.
Summary of Supplementation
The best thing to do is to test them out, but I highly recommend talking to your doctor first. I’ve read things like using selenium and other supplements, but I’ve also read that selenium can be dangerous. I intend to find a doctor and talk to them about supplementing with selenium before I actually try it.
Have you tried anything or talked to your doctor about taking anything? Let me know what your experience has been.