Has anyone w thyroid problems (especially hypothyroid) taken olive leaf extract as a natural antiviral? Were you able to tolerate OLE, and if so, do you have any tips to share? Also, any studies, data would be welcome. I just learned that OLE affects thyroid function, by increasing T4 AND increasing conversion from T4 -> T3... Overall, OLE has been really helpful this year... It is the ONLY thing that dissolved the swollen lymph node that I've had for 1.5 years... When it finally burst at 3 a.m. one Monday morning, it woke me up! I felt sick for the next week to 10 days while my body processed out the junk that came out of the lymph node, then I slowly improved. I upped the dosage of OLE, and started using it everyday (vs the 3-4x per week before) and I changed brands. I was feeling normal and like I could go back to work, then I crashed last week. I'm hypothyroid and VERY sensitive to anything that affects thyroid, so I'm concerned that the thyroid affects of OLE are cancelling out the beneficial antiviral effects of OLE... Can't find good studies, or data... Not sure if it's 1) the new brand, or 2) if I need to just "push through" (i.e., not necessarily thyroid related, just OLE pushing virus back into submission, which is ultimately a good thing), or 3) if it's a dosage / timing issue... for now, I quit. I may go back to other brand, and only 3-4x per week.