thanks for the link for the thyroid docs,...but...should i be looking for thyroid docs or an endo or ?? i think my thyroid is ok. just the sex hormones are whacked...i THINK (obviously won't know unless i get tested, but since i don't have any money....one baby step at a time!)...this is all so confusing to me!
I am going to see my doctor next week, for my annual blood test. He asked for me to do that because of my crazy diet - carnivore - and the past few years all values have been just wonderful. I will get the regular cholesterol test, blood sugar, liver function and kidney function, and the normal thyroid stuff, which isn't very specific. I am thinking of asking about D3, cortisol and the T3/rT3 ratio, which I seem to have read somewhere is important. Anything important that I'm forgetting? Should I ask for estrogen and progesteron? (I'm a 62 year old woman) Is HCG something they can test?
Thanks for all input!
Last edited by Vilica; 12-11-2011 at 12:58 AM.
Dr K, what do you think of iodine supplementation (lugol) for hypothyroid patients? What is a safe dose in mg, especially since so many strengths of Lugol are now available. As advised by you, I have been loading with 400 mcg of Selenium for a month and now want to start Iodine.
I think I understand how pregnenolone steal happens when the adrenals are trying to keep up with high cortisol production. However, I've read that taking DHEA for someone with LOW cortisol levels could cause them to go even lower. Both come from pregnenolone, but is it simply (ha - I should never use that word) that the adrenals can only handle so much processing? Can anyone enlighten me about this relationship?
What steps should you take if the fat malabsorption test is positive?
5'4" 36yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
Starting: 185 lbs (March '10)
Current: 132.5 lbs
Goal: 135 lbs (Hit Jan '13)
Beating bingeing since 10/31/11 on my Leptin Reset journey
I did order one your doc's books. Will be interesting to read.
Interestingly, came across this today: "Low cholesterol or triglyceride may give a clue toward fat malabsorption as low calcium and phosphate toward osteomalacia from low vitamin D." I do have very low cholesterol and triglycerides - did you say you did, too? Another side effect of malabsorption (fat, protein, or carbohydrates) is abdominal swelling - another symptom we share. We both been doing the Reset for quite a while, so will be interesting to see when the swelling gets better. Even now, I have nights that my stomach is not as distended. Have you had any of your vitamin levels tested (esp B12, A, D, E, K)? I should know my results to these next Sat.