Originally Posted by likeme28
ok, im coming off my thyroid med all except half of my 30 mg nature throid until i can find a dr that can tell me what in the world is going on in my body. I can not tolerate any freaking thyroid pill that is given to me when i take it everything gets worse so whats the dang point.If its anxiety than buddy boy its doing a whopper on me.
If you have a reaction like that to thyroid meds, you VERY likely have Adrenal Fatigue. If you have Adrenal Fatigue (or the worse form of it: Addison's Disease) then you will hae TERRIBLE reactions to the thyroid meds. Your doctor is suposed to know this and treat adrenal problems first, but doctors who do that are very rare.
Do som reading and post some on the Addison's board, here at Healthboards. Chris who posts there and here sometimes is very knowledgeable in Adrenal issues and can help you understand what is going on. We both highly recommend the book Adrenal Fatigue: 21st Century Stress Syndrome
If you can , get your doc to prescribe 20mg of Cortef daily split into 3 doses (10mg with Breakfast, 5 with lunch and 5 with dinner) to see if that healps you tolerate your thyroid meds better. I take it liek that every day with no side effects other than better health, and better toleration for changes in my thyroid meds back when I was tweaking my dose all the time.
Im starting a one source vitamin that has 150 mcg if iodine and selenium 200 mcg..would those be able to support the thyroid function?
Yes, that could be helpful, especially if you are iodine deficient. That sounds liek a reasonable combination, but you still need to treat the likely underlying adrenal fatigue.
heres my latest labs |
tsh 13.06 .34- 4.82
free t4 .60 .5 - 1.5
free t3 2.79 1.8 - 4.2
estradiol 79 it says outside range ...but i dont see the ranges anywhere
fsh 3.56 with in range....still i see no ranges
also what on earth is a luteinizing hormone? its 7.72
Thyroid labs indicate that your body is screaming out for thyroid hormones, but your adrenals can't produce the chemicals to help your body deal with the stress of taking thyroid meds. Both Free T3 and Free T4 need to come up, and that is why your TSH is elevated.
If I had to guess, Estradiol is probably high. but I can't be sure without the range.
FSH= Follicle Stimulating Hormone stimulates the release estrogens (estradiol)
Luteinizing hormone or LH stimulates the release of estrogen in the first half of the menstrual cycle. Later a surge of LH triggers the maturation of the egg and its release (ovulation) in the middle of the cycle, then stimulates the now-empty follicle to develop into the corpus luteum, which secretes progesterone during the latter half of the menstrual cycle.