I have been having issues for quite a while now. I came across and have read through the Thyroid sticky while googling. Thyroid has been my focus as to the root cause of my problems for quite a while now but it may be adrenal fatigue. Both of them and testosterone are all interlinked it seems and one without the other in good working order usually doesn’t happen.
The symptoms seem to be quite common for issues with any of the three AFAIK, which would be low sex drive, low motivation/depression/anxiety, poor memory, brain fog, trouble concentrating and just a general lack in everything for me.
I never have had an issue with getting it up when with a chick but there is little motivation there in the way to go chasing girls for many years now, turning 36 this year and I would really like to start to see some progress in my health.
I have gotten bloodwork done two years ago and hair analysis a couple times for an overview of minerals. Around two years ago I went to a doctor and he got me to complete an extensive amount of bloodwork tests but maybe not extensive enough missing out on some thyroid markers in particular amongst other things I’m sure. I have come to learn that these docs are just simply blind to certain factors and/or were never taught to look for them when training.
My first port of call will be iodine replenishment. I had read about the vital importance of iodine for the thyroid in the past but then also read conflicting reviews that it can make a thyroid condition worse so threw it out the window until now. The evidence of the high consumption of Japanese people of iodine is enough for me to continue with it along with the fact that nothing has worked over the last 2 years because my symptoms aren’t much better. I struggle to think how iodine could fix all my problems though?
I have ordered Ioderal (I think its called) along with selenium as they are best taken together. I will probably start on 25mg iodine/iodide and 100mg of selenium, instead of building up too slowly and see how that goes for a week then up it to 50mg for another 10 days. Should I continue with 50mg for longer than that or how should one think about this process? Based on the Dr Brownstein method, it seems you need the other things that some people mention like vitamin C, Niacin, magnesium oxide and unrefined sea salt mixed with water to flush out the bromines etc while doing IR is this true?
My temperature readings over the last few days:
9am - 96.8, 97.1, 97.0, 97.0, 97.0, 96.8,
3pm - 97.5, miss, miss, 98.05, miss, 98.4
Target is 97.7 in morning and 98.6 in afternoon. To me I would have thought that such a small variation could be for many reasons but according to the sticky this is a good indicator?
I am based in Australia so im not sure how people report the levels of blood readings on here, I will report them here as they were given to me and we can convert them if needed if somebody has any good suggestions or legit feedback. Ideally I will add an attachment of them if I can figure out how to do it.
Below is readings of high TSH that was tested start of June 2017.
The doctor then tested for TSH again Aug 2017 and included thyroid antibodies and FT3 below. Thyroid immune disease prognosed based on the elevated antibodies. It was at this point they recommended thyroxine which I refused and instead tried to do a deep dive on what could be the cause, I don’t wanna have to take shit hormones in perpetuity unless no other options. I have not had any other thyroid tests carried out since this.
Below is my test results from Mid 2017 of androgen bloodwork.
I really don’t know a lot about this but feel for my age after doing some research, with good general fitness my test should be alot better. At least the middle of that range. I had seriously considered taking a test enanthanate cycle to see if I could get back on track but ended up scrapping that idea.
Based on that sticky on here from KSman, I looked into Dr L Wilson.
He has a website with alot of information.
His protocol seem extremely hard to follow, the diet component.
Now let me be clear my diet is often better than anybody else I know.
Organic vegetables as much as possible, organic meat or free range etc.
His recommendation that organ means are toxic threw me off as nearly all other health professional that I read about online say they are the most nutrient dense food available.
Nearly everything is excluded to some degree with food to be cooked a particular way etc etc.
Given my work situation its impossible to follow that protocol.
Hopefully this has a little bit of structure to it and some feedback from some “experts” to point me in the right direction would be helpful. Im trending towards the cause now being adrenal fatigue which is effecting the thyroid and androgen readings. I watched a video where the symptoms were summarised as a person who wakes up in the morning who still can feel tired, needs stimulants to get them through the day (coffee, sugar, both of which I dont eat much of at all though, max one cup of coffee in morning and sugar avoided majority of time) then gets a second wind later at night when its time to go to sleep. I know little of adrenal fatigue but worked very long hours 12-14 hours day for approx 5 years with alot of stress and feel like this may have burnt me out and continue too.