thank you, Im also getting the same feeling that something is intefering with my thyroid and the conversion of t4-T3 is not sufficient.
I think I have strong will power to do my exercises every day, sometimes I feel like I have to push myself, but without doing it I would feel like my day is not complete.
I do not use any energy drink, no weight loss suplemments, no Rx other than Synthroid, cytomel and metformin. I take multivitamins and L thyroxin only.
I drink 3 coffes daily (12 oz) usually one or two I mix half decaf half regular
Besides my low body temperature I feel cold during the day- my hands and feet are cold. Gaining weight, no period for 5 months, no sex drive.
What is the best source of iodine? Would it be helpful to add it to my suplemments?
We know from your body temperatures that you are not getting enough fT3 into your cells.
- do you feel like you still have hypo symptoms other than body temps, libido and weight gain?
I know that rT3 improved, but you need to do more. You have two issues, the adrenal stressors that are the cause and the T4 levels that feed the problem.
With your issues, I don’t understand your ability to do the training that you do. I wonder if you are driving through your medical issues with determination and will power. I have seen this with some guys where they are training hard and I wonder at their ability to function. I suspect that in this situation that there is a lot of cortisol release, one’s built in stimulant.
Some do better on desiccated thyroid products that pharmaceuticals.
PROMETRIUM is a brand, oral progesterone. Progesterone is not very bio-available, so one takes a huge amount, to absorb very little. You can increase absorption by taking with a meal that has fats/oils and not taking with a high fiber meal. This goes for all of your supplements that are hydrophobic, including vitamins D-3, E, CoQ10, DHEA, fish oil
Don’t know what to say about those feeding issues.
I do sense that you are cherry picking the issues that I have raised.
Do you use energy drinks, lots of caffeine or weight loss supplements? Looking for medications or supplements that would wear down the adrenals. Any Rx or OTC meds in the past leading up to your issues?
Back to libido. You could try some small amounts of T cream alone or as part of HRT[/quote]