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Aye.ImWalkingHere

652d

Does using Selenium actually help your thyroid? blood thinners haven’t been helping with my inflammation. nor the neck exercises.

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    • Pushky

      648d

      @Aye.ImWalkingHere According to an article I have read, beneficial foods for Hashimoto’s are: Almonds, Wild Blueberries, Salmon, Flax Seeds, and lots of cruciferous vegetables.

    • Pushky

      648d

      Brazil nuts is a good natural source of selenium and iodine for people with hypothyroidism. However it is not recommended for people with Hashimoto’s which is the autoimmune version of low thyroid function. Iodine will make it worst by causing further inflammation

      • Jane_Austen

        647d

        @Pushky oh I didn’t know that! Thank you for the info! I’m still new, too!

      • Aye.ImWalkingHere

        648d

        @Pushky noted, thank you. i’m still quite new to hashimoto and what i can take and what i should steer clear of. thank you for this information. ❤️

        • Pushky

          648d

          @Aye.ImWalkingHere According to an article I have read, beneficial foods for Hashimoto’s are: Almonds, Wild Blueberries, Salmon, Flax Seeds, and lots of cruciferous vegetables.

    • Jane_Austen

      650d

      My endocrinologist recommended it, but she recommended it in its natural state, as in Brazil nuts. Like 2 a day!

      • Aye.ImWalkingHere

        649d

        @Jane_Austen do they help? i’m kind of nervous as i’m not sure how my body will react to everything.

        • Jane_Austen

          648d

          @Aye.ImWalkingHere we’ll I know everyone reacts differently, but for me I have no problem. I just barely started taking them, but I say if you like Brazil nuts, it’s better than the pill format. Good luck!

    • chronically.unchill

      651d

      I haven't heard of that being recommended before... I know there's not much that you can do with the physical pressure symptoms of Thyroid nodules, and it's part of the consideration that goes into recommending surgery, but for overall swelling, it's just trying to keep the inflammation triggers down. You'll be there first person to know if your pressure symptoms are too much. There are so many nerves, blood supply, vocal cords and trachea competing for small space in your throat that when you have swelling or thyroid pressure, it can be very sensitive. During a flare up, I do find some relief with a cool compress/ gel ice pack on my neck when I can stand the added pressure. I also like to sleep a bit upright, propped up on a pillow or two... Letting my head and neck drop down below the rest of my body makes the swelling feel worse. I'm not sure if that helps, but remember that no Dr should be telling you that you're not experiencing the pain or symptoms that you're self reporting. I have found it helpful to pair the description of the pain with it's impact; "my thyroid swelling hurts like XYZ and I'm losing sleep, my voice is cracking, it guests to swallow so I can't eat normally, etc..." Your Dr should be hearing that you are struggling with any daily activities and it might take those buzzwords for them to act accordingly.

      • Aye.ImWalkingHere

        651d

        @chronically.unchill thank you for sharing with me, i’ll try the you’ve done and see if it gives me any relief. i’ve been too scared to stand up for myself at the doctors and advocate for myself. but thank you for the advice and help. i deeply appreciate it ❤️

        • chronically.unchill

          651d

          @Aye.ImWalkingHere it's a constant thing I struggle with too, but we know our bodies best! It comes a little more naturally with practice, day by day, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be proud of yourself for doing it every time 💓

    • chronically.unchill

      652d

      I'm not sure about selenium... I've taken it before, along with many other supplements that a past endocrinologist recommended. I found that the handful of horse pills caused my stomach more distress than good. Did your Dr. do a CBC that showed a vitamin deficiency in Selenium? Or are they just throwing it out there? I'm also interested to hear more about the neck exercises?

      • Aye.ImWalkingHere

        651d

        @chronically.unchill they are kind of just throwing it out there. i informed my doctor about the neck pain becoming too much for me. so she gave me a packet with different exercises for my neck. i guess to help stretch it without causing more pain?? i’m not really sure

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