Hello everyone. I have had a history of hypothyroidism (took Armour Thyroid for about a year but my thyroid hormone levels barely rose and I didn’t see much benefit so I stopped…) also I had low testosterone at 21 and estradiol was at the top of the range. I have high body fat…even when I went to the gym to stack up my body fat increased (along with muscle mass but not as quickly)…I also had a trainer.
Anyway, the doctors were not very helpful. I must have done a million tests. So I stopped caring for a while and things are fine. I am not having a lot of symptoms so to speak…except now I want to get in shape. But I do believe I need some help to at least normalize everything. I order Clomid, 50mg and T3…I am taking 25mcg of T3 a day and will go up to 50mcg. I do not feel better or worse.
I have always been overly emotional…recently I could burst out crying if I hear a sad story lol. I have also been more ‘feminine’ emotionally speaking. So I may naturally have high estrogen, which is fine. Also my body fat percent doesn’t help matters in increasing estradiol conversion (my body fat is like 18-20%)…The endocrinologist said it could have been the thyroid but even with supplementation, my T3 and T4 was the EXACT same on 1 grain of Armour, but my TSH went down to like 2.5 so she said she wants to keep me there.
MY QUESTION: Can Clomid help to restore more normalized hormones? Like 50mg every day? I am also taking a diet pill but that is whatever. I am going to the gym 4 days a week, a least an hour and a half a day. I have very low exercise tolerance and last night fell over due to low blood pressure. Which was embarassing…so I need to work myself up.
I gained like 20lbs due to binge eating. My diet is changing, but I won’t be strict because eating is fun for me. I don’t need a perfect body, but I don’t want a lot of fat.
Here are some numbers from labs a yr ago:
TSH: 6.2 (.4-4.5Miu/l)
tESTOSTERONE: 204 (241-827ng/dL)
FSH: 2 (1.6-8 mIU/mL)
LH: 3.3 (1.5-9.3mIU/ML)
T3, total: 80 (76-181)
T4: 8.2 (4.5-12)
Estradiol: 48 pg/ml (13-54)
Prolactin: 32ng (4-30)
These are all the labs I could find. I definitely have some sort of estrogen dominance issue. My cholesterol is totally perfect, all in the low range with hdl good. I cannot find all the other labs throughout the time I went. Hopefully Clomid will help decrease the estrogen negative feed back on my T.
****Also I have done 50mg of iodoral+ 200mcg of selenium…I have taken kelp regularly and take 2 drogs of Lugol’s once in a while. So it isn’t a iodine deficiency. I have loaded up a lot on iodine but I did find it to be helpful which is why I continue it! I don’t have any mental or lethargy issues though I did suffer from severe depression at one point in my life I am not depressed now. Morning erections occur sometimes but not all the time.
Libido overall is good, though I don’t have a lot of sex because I find sex with people I don’t love weird! But I get erections when I want to and they are maintained.