There are 7 stickies here. Please read:
- advice for new guys
- protocol for injections
- thyroid basics
Thyroid: The best overall measure of thyroid function status is your body temperature. Check oral temperatures when you first wake up AND mid-afternoon.
You need iodine. Have you been using iodized salt for years? Iodine in vitamins [for years]? It is also critical to have some identifiable source of selenium in your diet. You can get a multi-vit that has some iodine, selenium and other trace/essential elements.
Low iodine increases TSH. This has been known for almost 100 years. But I have never seen a guy here indicate that his doctor(s) have ever asked about his use of iodized salt. Iodized salt was introduced in USA and Canada in 1924.
Contains bromine which is toxic, because it occupies sites in the body where its cousin needs to be. Suggest that you use cabergoline/Dostinex 0.5mg per week.
If you were to need high dose iodine replenishment, bromines would be displaced and excreted. During that phase, the displaced bromines can create metallic taste and objectionable fishy body odors. Citrus sodas with bromated vegetable oils also create an opportunity for accumulating bromines. There are other environmental risks as well.
Cabergoline has no side effects when used in low doses.
E2 can be high from a high production rate and/or impaired clearance in the liver. Do you have ALT/AST lab data.
Please obtain and post lab results with ranges.
SERMs [nolvadex, clomid], typically increase T-->E2 inside the testes and if dose is too high [an individual matter], E2 rates can be high. Anastrozole/Arimidex cannot control T-->E2 production rates inside the testes and one can have E2 levels that cannot be controlled with anastrozole. Watch out for this trap.