I had/have low thyroid issues. In fact, about 4 years ago I couldn't crawl out of bed it was so bad. I also had "unexplained infertility", endo, fibroids, polyps, etc. I got pg, then miscarried my first son. Adopted my now 3.5 yo son, then surprisingly got pg with my dd when my son was 18 months.
About 7 months before I got pg with my dd, I started working with my nutritionist Linda Wagner. We worked one organ at a time and spent about 3 months working specifically on my Thyroid, Adrenal Glands, and Pituitary at the same time (All three work simultaneously together...so if one is off the other three will be too). At the 7 month point I FINALLY felt normal and healthy again. Then I got pg, and had 7 months of terrible morning sickness. But had a healthy baby girl.
Now I am 17 months post delivery and my thyroid is acting up again. So back on the Thyroid ride I go again.
Basically what I did last time was changed my diet by cutting out all artificial sweeteners, most corn products (check your labels, they sneak in corn by products all the time), increased my fresh fruits and veggies, and made more homemade meals. I also increased my work outs from 3 times a week to 5 times a week. What I mean by work outs is: 2 days of light cardio for 30 minutes (think walking on the treadmill at a decent clip, elliptor, or stationary bike). 3 days of alternating upper and lower body medium level strength training. And since I get bored often, I would alternate strength training with classes in Yoga, Step Aerobics, or Pilates every couple of weeks. But when I first started, since I could barely get out bed, I would just bounce on my exerball for 10 minutes and eventually increased up to 30 minutes before I started back on the treadmill. Then once I could walk/jog for 30 minutes 3 times a week, I slowly started incorporating the strength training and classes. You don't want to overexert your body until the health of your thyroid and adrenals can handle it.
I also took a bunch of herbs and homeopathic things that Linda suggested. The OTC stuff included: Udo's Choice Flax or 3-6-9 Oil, Enzymatic Therapy Greens drink (comes in powder form), Ezymatic Therapy acidophilus PEARLS, and New Chapter ORganics Coenzyme B Food Complex Vitamins.
Then she would send me the hardcore Thyroid, Adrenal and Pituitary homeopathic stuff.
Right now I am back to the OTC stuff plus the Adrenal Creme that she sent me. I am also trying an OTC called Natural Bio Thyroid Support on my own. It seems to be helping. I am still waiting for Linda to get back to me and send me the homeopathics that I used before. So I am trying the Thyroid Support until then.
All of the stuff is all natural, mostly organic, or homeopathic. Much better for the body than taking medications, which only masks the true problem by alleviating the symptoms in my opnion. It's a longer route to feeling better, but it definitely works!
My 17 month old, naturally conceived daughter is the living testament. When i started working with Linda I had no intention of getting pregnant...I just wanted to feel healthy and function normally again.
If you are interested, you can PM me and I can give you her email.