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Thyroid Disorders board


Quote from bebettersoon:
Well I just realized that my pain threshold has gotten worse again. My body is starting to ache and my legs feel like they are made of cement again. My face is looking puffy as well. Even though I have started exercising again I am putting on the pounds (I know muscle weighs more than fat but my jeans are TIGHTER!). My ESR has now jumped to 30 (high side of normal is 12) and when my thyroid dropped to .44 my ESR went from 25 to 9. Time to go get more blood tests I think.;0(

ESR?

my eyes are puffy, i sleep all day (or could), i've gained weight, and i'm constipated ... all this began b/f i started taking a new anticonvulsant, but i KNOW the AC has most to do with it, so i'm having to increase my dosage of synthroid ... i'd gone down to 75mcg in the fall, now i'm up to 225 again ...

phooey :( ... all this upping and downing can't be good for the body (never mind the mind)...

jb
jb, hi there. Not sure if you recall or not but I'm also in Ottawa. I spent a good part of the fall trying to find someone who'd treat me and my hypoT the way I thought I should be treated. I finally found what I was looking for over at a clinic on Richmond Rd. The one right above Nutrichem near Lincon Fields. They are a private clinic, but I've come to understand one gets what one pays for.

I haven't felt this good - well I've never felt this good. I'm on Time Relase T3, synthroid, bio-identical progesterone cream and I've had to increase my supplements (I was Vit D, B12 and B6 deficient). The stuff I have learned from these people has convinced me that simply treating with thyroid hormones isn't enough. Being hypoT depletes so many things in your body that even when your levels are where they should be you can still feel like crap. In my case my serotonin and dopamine levels were barely detectable, my estradiol and progesterone were that of a menopausal woman (I'm 38) and for all the anti-oxdiants I was taking, well I might have as well been throwing them down the toilet. It's only been 3 weeks, put it this way, it's only been three weeks but I've been able to quit smoking.

They do an initial visit with the director of the clinic for free, if you're interested.

Nat
Quote from Gopherhead:
jb, hi there. Not sure if you recall or not but I'm also in Ottawa. I spent a good part of the fall trying to find someone who'd treat me and my hypoT the way I thought I should be treated. I finally found what I was looking for over at a clinic on Richmond Rd. The one right above Nutrichem near Lincon Fields. They are a private clinic, but I've come to understand one gets what one pays for.

I haven't felt this good - well I've never felt this good. I'm on Time Relase T3, synthroid, bio-identical progesterone cream and I've had to increase my supplements (I was Vit D, B12 and B6 deficient). The stuff I have learned from these people has convinced me that simply treating with thyroid hormones isn't enough. Being hypoT depletes so many things in your body that even when your levels are where they should be you can still feel like crap. In my case my serotonin and dopamine levels were barely detectable, my estradiol and progesterone were that of a menopausal woman (I'm 38) and for all the anti-oxdiants I was taking, well I might have as well been throwing them down the toilet. It's only been 3 weeks, put it this way, it's only been three weeks but I've been able to quit smoking.

They do an initial visit with the director of the clinic for free, if you're interested.

Nat

i've been seeing an ND on carling ave (she's very good) and she's given me supplements (licorice, a liquid vitamin, omega3, quercetin, B12 shots, also T-100, and acupuncture), but i haven't had the tests you describe ... i know the place -- are they MDs?

thx,
jb