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Planning to take VitaminD, brazil nuts, garlic, B vitamins 2 and 3 for thyroid problems. Suggestions?

Hospital say I have Hyperthyrodism, but result given to my doctor suggest that I have Hypothyrodism (will need to check with the surgeon soon). I do definately have thyroid problem as I have been diagnosed and do have nodular goitre , one as big as 3.4 cm on left side of neck with its own blood supply and multi small goitres at right side of my neck. I have requested to see the surgeon in six months time rather than wait for a year. After doing a lot of research on the above conditions, I have decided that in the meantime I want to try and shrink the goitres before my next consultation. All supplements that I intend on trying will be discussed with my doctor first. Here is my research, please give me some advice. These are supplements that I intend on buying to correct my thyroid problems: Iodine - I will leave alone at present, too little or too much taken could have detrimental effect could it not ? Vitamin D, Selenium - one ounze of brazil nut or some garlics, Magnesium, B vitamins 2 and 3 (if I am hypothyroid patient). what is your diadnosis?
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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I do understand that you have a multi nodular goiter and the biggest nodule is 3.4cm. These nodules may or may not be associated with hypo or hyperthyroidism. Your thyroid blood reports and your clinical profile is very important to decide the drug for treatment. Again Nutritional supplements has a very minimal role in reducing a thyroid size except iodine. Iodine can reduce the size of thyroid only if your swelling is related to iodine deficiency.
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