I’m hoping KSman will chime in on this as he seems to know quite a bit about thyroid. I’ve been taking 50mg iodine for 3 days shy of 2 weeks. The results shown are in order of waking temp/afternoon temp:
Sun: 97.4/ I haven’t taken pm temp yet
I have an appointment w/Defy Weds regarding my thyroid & I’m very hesitant to take Western world medication due to the large amount of side effects. Granted, I am taking TRT, but that decision was not made lightly or without ample research. The science says TRT for those who need it, in proper doses, typically causes positive effects in both sexes. I don’t get the same feeling with regard to thyroid medication.
After much research of thyroid medications, I see some are made with lactose (I’m intolerant), others are made with GM corn (I don’t tolerate corn at all), & others are made with ingredients I’m simply not comfortable ingesting. The only option in the category I can see myself taking is Tirosint, which appears to be very expensive.
At a loss as far as what direction to take, I’m looking for advice. Initially, I felt a bit of energy boost with the iodine but the last 2 days, I’ve begun to feel tired again & I’m waking up again @ 4:30am. Could that be attributed to TRT & should I try increasing the dose just slightly?
On another note, I ordered SHBG blood work for Monday. Knowing that is largely a male hormone, I believe it should have been tested at my initial intake because just as T is thought to largely be a male hormone, women also need that.
Feeling frustrated & I don’t know what to ask the doctor (I’ve scheduled w/Dr. Caulkins) beyond these questions:
proper magnesium dose, Vit D to lower SHBG (some research points to this as a natural way to lower as Vit D isn’t really a vitamin but a hormone), SHBG levels, & the obvious reason he’s calling, thyroid levels & possible solutions to lower them.