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Old 02-23-2018, 09:00 AM   #1
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Substitute for thyroid supplement?

Hi,

For the past few years, I've been taking ERFA thyroid medicine to address being slightly hypothyroid. It has helped me considerably with overall health and energy levels, although not weight loss.

Unfortunately, I'm no longer able to continue receiving a prescription for it and purchasing it for financial reasons.

Is anyone aware of any vitamin supplements or similar non-prescription supplements designed to help with hypothyroidism which might be able to stand in for this?

Just thought I'd ask!
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Old 05-05-2018, 07:57 AM   #2
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There is no replacement for thyroid hormone. I take NP Thyroid and the script is about 15 a month. You need medical testing to see if you need selenium, iodine, Vitamin D and magnesium. Going off thyroid meds is not a good idea as you have been getting the thyroid hormone from the med and your own thyroid production may have slowed a bit. Thyroid meds do not guarantee weight loss.
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Old 05-07-2018, 01:05 PM   #3
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Yup.. What Lisa said.
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