you may remember me from the TRT forum a few months back, I had some estrogen issues when I started TRT and you sorted me out.
Based on body temperature, I believe I have under active thyroid. I did the IR a couple months back- 50 or 75mg for two weeks, sorry can't remember which at this time, both numbers are sticking in my head right now...temps prior were mid 96's in AM and low-mid 97's in mid afternoon- accurate temps taking everything you said I to account- nothing to eat/drink around the time, etc. Mid way through the IR protocol my temps started to rise, then by the end they were pretty normal. Still kind of low-ish in the AM, 96.9-97.1 for example, but was getting up to mid 98 in the afternoon, don't know that I ever saw 98.6 exactly, but definitely 98.5. During this time I also made sure to start using iodized salt more frequently, threw our old non-iodized salt away, etc.
Now, I'm right back where I started. In the time between now and the IR, I've continued the iodized salt, a good portion of that time took a good multivitamin (made by a Biotest competitor in fact)...so, short of crushing Iodine all day long, what am I left with? Is this simply a pretty good indication that I should be on thyroid medicine? My mother is on T3 and T4, she calls them something else though, 50mg of one and 5mg of the other I think. Not that that vague information really helps...
One of my big concerns is that I have this fat around my midsection that's just been hanging around- I find it difficult to lose fat and/or gain muscle, at times it's seemed despite changing diet, nothing happens. At other times, despite not changing diet or training, I gain fat. All signs point to thyroid, right?
Another reason for my concern is that I've happened into the world of blasting and cruising. Cycles always interested me, and I've found a way to do periods of moderate doses for 10-12wks at a time- I know that's not really your expertise, but my feeling is that these "blasts" may be lackluster with thyroid issues, or even downright unproductive period.
Interested in your thoughts, and thanks for your time.