Hi, Mama Grok. Just a couple of quick comments and a guess as to what might be going on with your current rollercoaster ride. I think that your mentioning the adrenals may mean that you are on the right track. I had noticed a while back that your most recent labwork showed a really high T3 level. I'm really wondering if that's part of what is going on. You probably already know this, but I have read repeatedly that if there are any adrenal issues present, that treating the thyroid without treating them as well will further stress the adrenals and cause even bigger issues. I'm wondering if your body is in hyperthyroid mode with the high T3 (as well as many of your symptoms), and your adrenals are screaming "UNCLE!!" There are many ways to address the adrenal issues that could help you right away. Pantothenic acid (B5) is a big one, and there are many effective adaptogens available by which people with adrenal fatigue/exhaustion swear.
Just a thought. I'm dealing with hypothyroidism and adrenal issues, so I've read a lot on the subject - more than I ever wanted to!
I hope you're able to figure out what's going on and that maybe in the meantime you can find something that will help take the edge off. Stress management is paramount in regard to the adrenals, which both affect and are affected by thyroid function (or the lack thereof) and the treatment of such issues.
Good luck, and hang in there! You're a strong, tough chick - you'll get through this. Take a bunch of deep breaths and hop on good old Google while having a glass of wine (if you drink wine) or maybe an L-Theanine instead! <<< GREAT for relaxation, btw!
Last edited by GoJenGo; 02-18-2013 at 09:01 AM.
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