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HGH & Thyroid Problems/No Thyroid


#1

I had thyroid cancer when I was 18. I know have no thyroid.

I was curious if anyone had any links to info about Growth Hormone in specimens with no thyroid or sub-par thyroid function.

I will be taking Synthroid for the rest of my life. I have no had any problems gaining muscle or manipulating my diet.

Now, I don't have any intentions of using for many years, if ever, but with the wealth of information and my lack of knowledge, I figure I better start learning now. I could ask my endocrinologist, but he doesn't seem like he would know too much about the subject.


#2

If your thyroid hormones are optimal, not much else matters. Do what you need to do and don't second guess.

Your young GH levels may be very good, so perhaps no need to be concerned with that.

GH alone is a waste. HG and testosterone are synergistic.

That been said, do not rush into gear without learning a lot. You don't need to bugger up your steroid hormones.

Some do not do very well on T4 alone as they do not convert T4-->T3 very well in their thyroid tissues or peripheral tissues. In your case, peripheral tissues only. If your free T3 numbers are not optimal and you do not feel tip-top now, do a trial of Armour thyroid. Docs can kill people with T4 monotherapies.

You should read all of this:
http://personal.bellsouth.net/w/u/wurmstei/

Even if this does not apply to you, it might later on. You may be able to help others with this knowledge.


#3

As I said, I am trying to educate my self for a later date, I have no intentions of using any time soon.

Thanks for the info and link.


#4

I recently had a friend tell me that HGH use could impare Thyroid function which I didn't think was correct (most info seems to state that it will improve thyroid function)...after seeing this thread it jogged my memory to look for it and I found this info from
http://www.futurescience.com/hgh.html:

sorry about the hijack, Doesn't apply to the OP as you don't have a thyroid but I thought it was interesting reading for those of us that do and are thinking about HGH supplementation...

For the OP I don't see why you would have an issue with HGH and taking synthetic T4/T3 at the same time...seems like there are plenty of pro BB'er doing that already, that said not all of them are healthy individuals so I guess that doesn't mean much.