Thyroid and Adrenals

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Sounds like a soap opera title doesn’t it?  More like penny dreadful really.

I’m posting this on the Menopause forum because thyroid + adrenal problems often combined are common in menopause.

I came across a natural supplements list for both:





Lugol's iodine

How are yours? Any correlation?


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    I went to a Naturopath a few months back in hopes that I would be able to use supplements to correct a newly diagnosed hypothyroidism issue. I am peri still and while younger my gland was leaning towards the hyper end.

    Now my gland converted naturally so to speak and I didn't have to have an ablation like my mother.

    I have Hashimoto's and while the Naturopath had me on supplements to support the adrenals and thyroid, it wasn't until I was put on actual thyroid meds did I start to improve. And I am not even at the therapeutic dose yet. The doctor I see likes to gradually build up the dose to avoid some known cardiac complications is given too much too quick. I am looking foward to the day when I am feeling hopefully more like my old self once the dosage is at it's optimal level for me. biggrin

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      What are taking exactly? And what type of consultant is following you for thyroid? 

      I'm pretty sure I have suclinical hypothyroid. I recently started taking Lugol's but I guess i'll need more that that to feel like myself. if I could find armour i would take it but I can't find it here. sad

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      I am in the US and I see an Endocrinologist who did prescribed Armour because both T3-T4 are off.  My insurance covers it.

      My mother was on Synthroid and constantly had issues with the med. I really didn't want to go down that route. Plus I suspect she probably shoudl have had treatment for T3 and T4. Back then, it wasn't investigated as much as it is now.

      There were some problems a few years back with one of the fillers being used for Armour but whatever it was seems to have been sorted out. I go back for my first follow up since starting med tomorrow and I know it'll involve increasing the dosage. I believe I have 2 more steps to go. But even with the low dose, I am seeing and feeling subtle improvements-thankfully. biggrin

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    I take levothyroxine for my thyroid. When I had it checked in April it was a .50 which it was going to hyperthyroidism because I am in menopause

    Have had palpitations like crazy. 

    Stopped taking my Zoloft because I read that can cause palpitations as a side effect, plus had a lot of diarrhea, stomach pain, cramping while I was taking it, I was only on a small dose 25mgs and it really affected my stomach badly. Can't even take metformin because of my stomach issues. 

    I am trying to get an emergency appointment so I can go natural T3 T4 thats what my sister takes and a natural progesterone pill to help her moods. 

    The synthetic stuff causes to many side effects on me. 

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      I am going to ask this new thyroid doctor I am trying to get an emergency appointment with him since my hormones have been all messed up with palpitations and crying and yelling and being restless
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      In answer to Teresa's question, you are referring to "natural" dessicated thyroid medication, correct? There are several brands out there that include more than simply T4 and I believe that is what you mean, correct?

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      Yes my sister is on a T3 T4 thyroid pill. 

      My doctor just ordered me natural progesterone pill 50mg to help with my symptoms she ordered it from a compound pharmacy because I do not take anything over the counter because You don't know what is in them. 

      I pray this help me relax more than the Zoloft did 

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    I received some blood work results today. I've got elevated Thyroglobulin. Heck! I'm so tired of all this! The endoc. consultant is only in July, meanwhile sure I've got GP, Iternal Medicine and Gyno. Nonetheless I'm not rested. Any views on this? I knew my thyroid wasn't okay... I'm having strange results. The PTH is showing an upward trend. cry 
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