I cant recall my numbers. but they we just barley off. I was also put on Synthiroid before last christmas. My doc told me that there were no side effects. But when I questioned him he said it could weaken my bones. I took the meds from before christmas 2010 till around may religiously. I did have abit more energy at times, but that can not be directly linked to the meds - more than likely that I finally got a job and left the house everyday after 2 years. I decided I had to come off it. My heart was racing when I took it and I just could not handle the idea of a chemical going into my body.
Originally Posted by otzi
I started reading about WAPF and GAPS back in april/may and decided to clean up my fairly clean eating. Then I learned about Paleo around June. I have since been on at about 85-90% (I have some dairy and beer on the weekeneds). I have lost 12 pounds and have great energy since June without the synthroid. I am going in for my test soon.. I am very interested to see what my numbers say.
I am currently on the Dr. Kruse Leptin Reset.. I am excited to see how it pans out!
Thank you, all, for repies
Thanks to each and every one of you for sharing your personal information.
All replies have assisted me in keeping my hope alive of getting off the medication.
For those of you who will be tested shortly, please remember to get back on and inform us all of your progress, if any.
Again, thank you,
Hi Pam - I am hypothyroid and have just started primal eating three weeks ago.
I am on T4 and T3 and I am due to get another blood test done soon, however I certainly have felt that the T3 was working "extra well" since I started this.
How have you gone? Have you stayed the same or cut down?
I was on Armour thyroid for years and no longer take it. My FT's were never out of range but very low in the range. The doctor was attempting to get me "optimized". Well she succeeded in getting my lab values to change but I never felt good. Long story short, I believe this was a big contributing factor to the subsequent Adrenal Fatigue I experienced years later and am still recovering from. Was primal eating responsible for the reduction and stopping of thryoid meds? For me, partly. A big part for me, was finding a doctor who did the right tests and addressed the adrenal function which led to a reduction and finally getting off the thyroid. I do believe Primal improves overall health as well as supports a healthy functioning endocrine system which for many who are hypoT this is enough to heal the thyroid and reduce Rx needs.
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