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    After losing 90 pounds and learning everything I...

    After losing 90 pounds and learning everything I could about exercise and physiology, got certified, and tried my hand a being a trainer at a local gym for a few years. This is the kind of stupidity...
  2. Low thyroid can cause high cholesterol. I think...

    Low thyroid can cause high cholesterol. I think that you're on the right track to start by addressing hormones and thyroid issues while cleaning up your eating. Patience and education are really...
  3. Make sure that they are testing free t3 and free...

    Make sure that they are testing free t3 and free t4. Total t3 and total t4 won't tell how much hormone is actually available to you. You're right about the cortisol testing, iron, ferritin and...
  4. I would say to stay on the Synthroid, you'll get...

    I would say to stay on the Synthroid, you'll get more answers if the correct tests are done. It won't be completely out of your system in 2 weeks anyway (I've heard 6 weeks to 3 months). You'll...
  5. Please be cautious about starting dessicated...

    Please be cautious about starting dessicated thyroid at 2 grains. The usual starting dose is 1/2 to 1 grain increasing every 2 - 3 weeks by 1/2 grain. Also, splitting the dose (morning and...
  6. The AACE recommended range for TSH changed in...

    The AACE recommended range for TSH changed in 2002, but most doctors and labs ignore the new reference range. The new range is .3 to 3.0. Not that the TSH is a good test, but doctors aren't even...
  7. My DH was taking 10,000 iu/day and I kept bugging...

    My DH was taking 10,000 iu/day and I kept bugging him to have his D tested. When he went in for a physical he finally asked for the D test. A few days later he got a call from his doctor to stop...
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    The TSH is not a good lab to go by when you're on...

    The TSH is not a good lab to go by when you're on thyroid hormone. You really should have your free T3 and T4 tested to know where your available thyroid hormones are at. Check out the Stop the...
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  10. Make sure that they're testing free T3 and free...

    Make sure that they're testing free T3 and free T4 with your thyroid tests. They will often test total T3 & T4 which won't tell you how much active hormone you have.
  11. +1 Also check out Stop the Thyroid Madness...

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    Also check out Stop the Thyroid Madness (website and book). Just because your thyroid numbers are "in range" doesn't mean you're well.
  12. Hermanda--do you trust your new doctor? I've...

    Hermanda--do you trust your new doctor? I've heard amazing things about the Holftorf centers and if there was one near me I'd be there in a second! There is another poster on this thread who is...
  13. I believe that when you're taking thyroid hormone...

    I believe that when you're taking thyroid hormone (synthetic or natural) your TSH is often depressed (well below 1) without being hyper. Tracking the free T3 and free T4 is much more accurate than...
  14. I used to feel this way until I had to search out...

    I used to feel this way until I had to search out practitioners who would work with me to get proper thyroid and bioidentical hormone treatment. I now see how your plan can dictate your care,...
  15. How much Naturethroid are you taking? Have you...

    How much Naturethroid are you taking? Have you checked out the Stop the Thyroid Madness website? It can take months to get the dosage optimized. Usually you begin with a low "starter" dose so that...
  16. When I was diagnosed hypo I started researching...

    When I was diagnosed hypo I started researching so that I could go into my dr. feeling well informed. She wanted to start me on Synthroid but after what I'd read I insisted on natural thyroid...
  17. The T3 in the Naturethroid will give you a pretty...

    The T3 in the Naturethroid will give you a pretty quick boost initially which might be what you're experiencing. I've found that with each raise of Armour I've felt really good for 3-5 days and then...
  18. I see a naturopath and she prescribes my Armour...

    I see a naturopath and she prescribes my Armour thyroid and other supplements. Around here it seems like the NDs do more work with bio-identical hormones, adrenal fatigue, etc. My MD was worthless...
  19. I'm not Dr. Kruse and I can't comment on most of...

    I'm not Dr. Kruse and I can't comment on most of your labs, but I have been researching Thyroid for the past few months after being diagnosed hypothyroid. Your free T3 is very low and since that's...
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    What if a multitude of causes leads to metabolic...

    What if a multitude of causes leads to metabolic derangement which leads to obesity? Individuals vary in their sensitivity to having nutritious food replaced by highly processed junk food. Some can...
  21. Have you had your thyroid levels checked since...

    Have you had your thyroid levels checked since you've been pregnant and started primal? You may need some adjustments to your treatment.

    I probably wouldn't do VLC when pregnant (YMMV).
  22. In looking around the 'net it looks like 7 Keto...

    In looking around the 'net it looks like 7 Keto DHEA is not exactly the same as DHEA. I believe that my NP wanted me to take DHEA because of low libido and what she saw as a slightly low DHEAS value...
  23. This is all very new to me but from what I...

    This is all very new to me but from what I understand DHEA is part of the hormonal system, a precursor to sex hormones.

    Apparently too much DHEA in women can cause too much testosterone. The bad...
  24. Kaleein, Can I ask if you're male or female? My...

    Kaleein,
    Can I ask if you're male or female? My NP said to back off on the DHEA if you break out. But I am a female and too much DHEA converting to testosterone can have worse side effects than...
  25. +1 My new GP found high (by new standards, many...

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    My new GP found high (by new standards, many will ignore) TSH after my symptoms for many years! Unfortunately my GP didn't want to treat me properly so I had to go in search of a new doctor. I...
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