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I am 54 and have just been diagnosted with subclincial hyperthyroidsim. I have absolutely no symptoms. I am cold most of the time, I have minor consitpation, my resting heart rate is 70 beats per minute and I have not trouble sleeping. Here are my numbers:
Free T4: 1.60 ng/dL normal(.80-1.9)
Free T3 3.6 pg/mL normal(1.5-4.1)
TSH: Less than 0.00
TSI: 1.3 normal(Less than or equal to 1.3)
Mild osteopenia in hips -1.8 DEXA scan osteopenia runs in my family.
I would like to try to treat this without drugs since I am not thin, and need to lose 10 lbs. and I don't want to have less energy or get depressed.
Here is what I am doing: Acetyl-Lcarntivine 3000 mg and I am taking thyrodex which is a chinese herbal mixture from evergreen that my acupntcurist swears by. I am definitely feeling slower but am still waiting to get tested for about 1 month. I am also trying to eat cleanly eating as little gluten as possible and staying away from sugar.
Does anyone know if it is possible to get my thyroid back to normal with my current plan, or is it inevitable that I will need the prescription medicine. The conventional endo is willing to let me try these measures for 3 months but feels like I cannot let this go.
I would love to hear anyone's experience. I have read that I can increase acetly-L carnitine up to 6 grams per day. I am currently taking 3 grams a day and definitely feel like I am slowing down in terms of energy and desire to excersize. My weight is stable though.
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