Experienced a lot of stress as a child with my biological father being an alcoholic and abusing my mother and verbally abusing my sister and me. Lots of sympathetic stress. When I was in middle school I went on a semi-starvation diet. Lots of stress in my last two years of private high school--lots of demands. Went to a top 25 college and crashed my senior year after a long period of overwork and also an eight hour surgery on my jaw. Lots of depression after college and difficulty with exercise etc.
KSman, my cholesterol is low, don't remember the exact number. BUT I am now supplementing with Sonic Cholesterol from New Beginnings, which HAN also uses I believe.
B/c I'm in the medical field, I work closely with an integrative medicine doctor. I've never been on all out HRT, but I take Test. drops once or twice a week. Approx. 150mg each time. However, sometimes I will go several months without them just b/c I get busy, etc. My labs have remained the same before and after me doing the T drops, so I'm guessing it didn't shut down the HPTA.
SPECIFICALLY, here are my questions: What can I do to lower rT3. And can anyone explain about the 1/3rd of Free T3 thing?
On my next test, I will have the following tested:
Thyroid binding globulin
I was chubby off and on as a kid so I carried extra body fat from too much junk food plus lots of stress=estrogen shower!
I'm still taking Calcium d-glucarate to escort estrogen out of the body and taking DIM/I3C convert the bad boys into good boys. When I took the High dose Resveratrol I felt much better which leads me to think that it's a receptor issue, at least in part.
HAN: what other tests should I have done since you talked about extensive testing in your post? Do a good job of rotating my foods for the most part. Have looked into all things environmental, which is why I mentioned the low alpha MSH. You guys really should read the book Mold Warriors. Mold is only a part of it. 25% of us that are chasing our tails with T really have the HLA gene, causing increased cytokine expression, brain fog, decreased drive, etc. Just a thought...
Anyone get tested for Lyme in here?