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Lodoral Not Working

Recently had full blood work done and to make long story short my thyroid panel came back normal.

That being said they didnt have a test for rT3 but my temperature never gets above my morning temp which is always 97.6 so I’m guessing too much rT3, being that I’m also having a little trouble with fat gain despite a clean diet.

Been taking the lodoral at 50mcg a day for 2 weeks based on KSman’s recommendation and still no rise in temp no ill effects and still retaining some stubborn fat.

Anyone have any suggestions before I go back to Dr for another blood test and maybe go on T3?

Btw does KSman still post and monitor these threads. I recently made another post regarding my blood work looking for his attention but haven’t had a reply from him.

Subclinical hypothyroidism appears as a normal lab result. Supplementing with thyroid hormones is usually T4(synthroid being the most common) because T3 is ridiculously expensive. But like supplementing with exogenous T, exogenous T4 is going to suppress your own production and make you dependent on the drug and requires dosing titration.

KSman may or may not respond. He has voiced his position that the contributions he’s made here should be vast enough to cover most questions and for those that it doesn’t there are many well educated members that can respond. If your questions or concerns were unique or intriguing enough I’m sure he would respond.

Ok thanks for your help. But in all fairness I’ve been reading his stuff inside out in addition to my own online research and I’m still at a loss of how to fix this body temp thing other than actually taking T3.

I’ll research some more. Thanks.

So buy some T3 and experiment on yourself. The thyroid is a very robust organ. I remember reading a case of a patient who had been misdiagnosed with hypothyroidism and was taking Synthyroid for nearly 30 years. She ceased and her thyroid once again started producing the requisite hormones on it’s own.

<------ Not an MD

[quote]Dr. Pangloss wrote:
So buy some T3 and experiment on yourself. The thyroid is a very robust organ. I remember reading a case of a patient who had been misdiagnosed with hypothyroidism and was taking Synthyroid for nearly 30 years. She ceased and her thyroid once again started producing the requisite hormones on it’s own.

<------ Not an MD[/quote]

Yeah I said in my original post that that’s what I was planning on doing. Was just a little apprehenseive on starting T3 and wanting to see if anyone had any insight on why my temp indicates hypothyroid even after a couple weeks of lodoral. thanks.

You can buy T3 without a prescription in the states? What is the cost there? I’ve never seen anyone receive T3 in the hospital for hypothyroid. It’s almost always Synthroid which is T4.

[quote]C27 H40 O3 wrote:
You can buy T3 without a prescription in the states? What is the cost there? I’ve never seen anyone receive T3 in the hospital for hypothyroid. It’s almost always Synthroid which is T4.[/quote]

I got a prescription for it, progressive Dr. :slight_smile: