Help with my numbers, please...
I take 2.5 grains Nature-thyroid and new Naturopath (old one just moved away and I like this center) upped it to 3 but reluctantly because she said she wanted to find the underlying cause of the suppressed TSH and thought the TSH would just down regulate further. I don't care. I feel like 'death warmed over'. I printed out Shames "Tyranny of the Test" from thyroid.info to give to her in three weeks when we meet to discuss the results of the antibody test (in next week) and the IgG food allergy test results (she suspects corn, soy, diary).
Can you explain to me why it is ok to give more thyroid when the TSH is low? Also, what might be behind this? Anything else I can print out to give her? What is the usual dose of Nature-thyroid? She seems to think 3 grains is really high. What can I give her to make her more comfortable treating me?
Thanks for the words of wisdom. I know you've all been through the same dismissive treatment. If someone told me this fatigue that has plagued me since I gave birth 20 years ago would never end I would not be able to go on.
I take DHEA, bioidentical progesterone (52), iodine 3mg a day, vitamins, am a health nut, athlete, personal trainer. Am gluten intolerant. I have dry skin and hair, low bp (under 100), low ht rate (42), low temp (below 97.5). I don't feel low adrenal. Just low thyroid.
I was feeling good two years ago when I first started seeing the naturopath and she upped my thyroid from 100 Synthyroid to 2.5 grains Armour but the symptoms have been coming back over the last 5 mouths. I've also been having a general inflammatory response: allergies, sore joints, sore throat, menapause, waking at night.
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