Fin has been a few months now, the SSRI a few years. I've had some of the symptoms for years before starting either, but I think they may have pushed me down even further. I've tried halving the dose of the SSRI, and it seems okay for awhile but then start feeling worse and go back up on the dose. The fin after doing some reading, I've switched now to .5 EOD rather than 1 ED. Seems it lasts a'lot longer in your system.
I do have CBC, is there specific ones off it you would want? I don't see AST/ALT. No fasting glucose either, but there was a hemoglobin alc he did that sounded like something similar. That was 5.4 range < 5.7. No cholesterol either, although I think I had one a few years I could try to find. I had 'good cholesterol numbers' according to my reg doc. Cortisol was done:
Total Cortisol 16.5
Free Cortisol 1.34 out of range
The T4, T3 do say free on it, I guess I didn't know there was a difference. It also has T3 Reverse 18 range 8-25
The temp/thyroid/iodine stuff is interesting. I don't have a thermometer, I'll pick one up next time I'm out to test it. I did do the iodine patch on my skin, which did seem to go away in 24hours.
I'll go with .5 anastrozole to start then, but you're saying even with whatever increase from the HCG .5/wk is better?
He is more of a specialist/holistic doc that has experience so went to him. I agree he seems to know what he is doing. A bit disheartening when we were talking and he mentioned that my levels were pretty low, and that he at about twice my age had twice the levels I did normally...
Per EDTA, he did a hair test as well. He said he expected to see more mercury and aluminum in the results, since he didn't, he said I was probably 'holding on' instead of getting rid of certain things, so he was going to add the EDTA to see if that would help clear it out.
The 300iu HCG M-W-F sounds good? Should it be more/less?