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    Old 08-31-2007, 02:39 PM   #1
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    hypothyroid , hormonal imbalance ,and insulin resistance.

    I have hypothyroid and my testosterone levels are elevated I also have insulin resistance . I know that the thyroid hormone affects allot almost everything. I do not know whether or not it's normal to have insulin resistance along with hypothyroid ,or to have your hormones out of whack as symptom or result of thyroid.

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    Old 08-31-2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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    Re: hypothyroid , hormonal imbalance ,and insulin resistance.

    I had RAI and approximately 8 months later, I went hypothyroid. As a side result, I also developed insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, and Cushing's syndrome. It was only temporary as I went onto Synthroid and got my thyroid levels higher. However, I have changed my diet because the diabetes symptoms tormented me the longest (it also runs in my family).

    And yes, as many here will attest, low thyroid levels can make your organs begin to shut down. And it is a horrible realization that your doctors (at least in my case) don't warn you of.


    Old 09-02-2007, 08:27 AM   #3
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    Re: hypothyroid , hormonal imbalance ,and insulin resistance.

    Hypothyroidism can lead to adrenal insufficiency and that can lead to insulin resistance. Adrenal hormones are needed to utilize insulin properly.

    Try doing a web search on adrenal insufficiency insulin resistance.

    Best wishes.
    25 years feeling worse every year on Synthroid & 13 months feel good on Armour Thyroid.

    Old 09-04-2007, 09:15 AM   #4
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    Re: hypothyroid , hormonal imbalance ,and insulin resistance.

    I am hypothyroid with insulin resistance and low adrenals. I have to take armour thyroid, metformin, and modify my diet to control my symptoms. I am not sure which one came first, but after searching around these message boards I feel I my have been hypothyroid first.
    All that the doctors have told me was that it seemed to be puberty onset...?? Anyway you put it, my body had years of deteriorating before I got diagnosed.

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    Old 09-04-2007, 08:18 PM   #5
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    Re: hypothyroid , hormonal imbalance ,and insulin resistance.

    I have "Metabolic syndrome" and am on Armour, Metformin, bp meds. I have insulin resistance and all seemed to start at the same time.....even though I suspect I have always had IR............. good luck


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