thyroid

  1. W

    Injectable L-Carnitine negatively affecting thyroid? How to take?

    For anyone with experience with injectable L-Carnitine: Do you take it WITH carbohydrates? Fasted? I have heard mixed things here. Some say it’s a waste to take without carbohydrates, some say at can be taken fasted. Any negative interactions with thyroid medication? I've heard it...
  2. T

    Question on Latest Thyroid Labs

    My TSH has been elevated for years, and even though I have several classic low thyroid symptoms — sluggish in mornings, intermittent brain fog, the early afternoon crash — I've avoided going on thyroid meds because my free T3 is always right in the middle of the range. For my latest set of...
  3. F

    Acclimation to Thyroid Supplementation

    I am in a gray area with borderline labs that functional medicine doctors would say may benefit from thyroid meds. I have started and stopped T3 a few times, primarily due to side effects. My biggest concern is I have noticed a low grade headache. Either my body does not want or need extra T3...
  4. T

    Thyroid Interpretation of results

    Hey guys, I'd like your input on whether I need Thyroid treatment or not. I'm 33 years old. My TSH has always been high since before starting TRT in my late twenties. I've posted all labs below in order from the most recent to the oldest. I am experiencing moodswings (2 days good, 5 days bad)...
  5. D

    Fast Metabolizers?

    Anybody have any theories on why one guy does great on 100mg test/wk and others (like myself) struggle to get their say free test in a good range? I remain curious. Could adrenal or thyroid be a reason?
  6. G

    SHBG finally increased, but the hematocrit increased, ferritin decreased. Thyroid?

    High hematocrit, low ferritin and thyroid. Does taking 15 mg of ferrous sulfate increase ferritin? Hello everybody. I will attach my exams below and I would like your opinion. Thank you very much. In early January of this year I had a phlebotomy due to an increase in hematocrit. I only did...
  7. M

    Time release T3 question

    I’m wondering if anyone has noticed less of an effect from time release T3? I switched to time release T3 this fall from the quick release version and I just recently had a full panel of labs done. To my surprise my rt3 had creeped up to 20.8 (9.2-24.1) and my TSH to 2.6 (.450-4.50). No...
  8. W

    DHEA and Thyroid Function

    I began supplementing DHEA at 25mg every morning after lab work showed it at 95. Libido, sleep, morning wood, erection quality all seem to have improved. I've noticed no ill side effects from it. Something that concerns me is my most recent labs show a significant increase in TSH. TSH has...
  9. B

    Who is currently taking Thyroid medication ?..

    Who is currently taking thyroid meds? If so, my questions are as follows: 1) did you notice an increase in energy level ? 2) Did you notice an increase in your mood? Are you in a much better mood? 3) do you notice you burn fat easier? 4) did it improve your cholesterol levels? thank you in advance.
  10. morpheuz

    Many overfixate on testosterone -the thyroid is just as important

    I am a final year med student and have been replacing my hormones for multiple years. I post this because I want to raise awareness that it is not just testosterone. One thing I frequently notice, is that many males are really fixating on testosterone (e.g. whether adding HCG or different doses...
  11. B

    TRT and blood panel

    Since starting TRT over 10 years ago, I have always for the most part had messed up blood panels such as HDL/LDL level.... For the past year I have been on Thyroid (Armour 2 grains per day) and my blood panels have come back all in range.... my LDL/HDL was near perfect... I started Thyroid to...
  12. morpheuz

    Adrenal fatigue: The best methods to increase cortisol naturally

    Hey, I am a final year medical student. For years I had life-impairing fatigue due to low-cortisol issues. After doing a LOT of research, I collected a list of methods we can try to raise our cortisol naturally and therefore to help get rid of HPA-dysfunction. I share this here because I am...
  13. M

    Anyone felt better without thyroid meds?

    I’m wondering if anyone has felt better without thyroid meds? I started t3 prior to trt due to elevated rt3. I’ve been on trt just shy of 2 years and still can’t find a balance. I generally test high on t3 and mid to low on t4. Been feeling really fatigued and lethargic lately. I trust Dr...
  14. T

    Getting an EU T3 prescription

    Does anybody know of a doctor or a clinic in any country within the EU that prescribes this?
  15. morpheuz

    I replace all my hormones. Here is what I learned.

    I am new to this group. Thanks for having me. I want to share my journey with hormone replacement because I believe it might be useful to others. My story: I am a medical student in my last year. I replace all of my hormones. In early twenties my life was starting to go down the gutter. My...
  16. T

    High rT3, low T3 and depression: study

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3246784/ "Patients with thyroid disorders are more prone to develop depressive symptoms and conversely depression may be accompanied by various subtle thyroid abnormalities. Traditionally, the most commonly documented abnormalities are elevated T4...
  17. T

    FT4 levels on tests and brain fog

    I'm wondering if my brain fog has to do with thyroid hormones. It seems to get a lot worse on days I don't take anastrozole. Testosterone promotes conversion of T4 to T3, and estradiol does the opposite. Inflammation also suppresses this conversion. So my thyroid levels over time have been...
  18. T

    How many of you are on thyroid meds?

    And what made you take the leap? Classic low TSH/T4 or T3? I see some of you are having reverse T3 measured which I believe isn't standard practice.
  19. W

    Iodine and Thyroid

    This happened years ago and again in the last couple of weeks, so may be helpful for some. Various times in my life I have had depression and even after getting hormones tuned up there has been some nagging mild depression that creeps up. My T4 and T3 levels look good, but my TSH has sometimes...
  20. D

    Iodine Testing

    Whats up guys, Anyone have an iodine blood test to see if iodine supplementation would be beneficial for your thyroid or just pissing away money on something not necessarily needed? Looks like there is a blood and urine test, the urine being more expensive then the blood serum test. I have...
  21. T

    Need help...

    Trying to get dialed in... My Thyroglobulin levels were on the high side, but doc seemed unconcerned. When I take too much testosterone, I have allergy like symptoms. So, I can't help but wonder if it's connected. Thoughts or ideas ??? Thyroxine (T4) Free, Direct, S T4, Free(Direct) 1.15...
  22. T

    Help decoding Thyroid bloodwork...

    Trying to get dialed in... My Thyroglobulin levels were on the high side, but doc seemed unconcerned. When I take too much testosterone, I have allergy like symptoms. So, I can't help but wonder if it's connected. Thoughts or ideas ??? Thyroxine (T4) Free, Direct, S T4, Free(Direct) 1.15...
  23. D

    Fatigue and Tired on TRT

    Hi, anyone started TRT and did not receive the mental/sexual benefits until finding out there may be a thyroid problem? I started TRT a few months ago and while I felt a little better, I am not feeling my best. I still lack libido, have fatigue and want to sleep a lot. I'm starting to think I...
  24. U

    Is My Thyroid Out Of Whack????

    I feel OK but my latest bloodwork shows my TSH high. Could this be a lab mistake or is my thyroid really out of whack?
  25. M

    Growth hormone affecting sleep apnea and heart rhythm?

    Has anyone else experienced premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) or other ectopic beats once GH is commenced? I've been prone to PVCs over the last couple years in varying frequencies. I take more than enough magnesium as a mainstay and many other supps to support cardio health. I am also...
  26. L

    Facial flushing/thyroid

    Hi all, I posted a short while ago about wanting off trt due to suffering facial flushing/redness every evening. Tried higher/lower dose of testosterone. Tried raising and lowering e2. Came off examestine, now I have been off hcg for a week. Nothing had had an affect on it, hct is 4 7 so...
  27. M

    Growth hormone affecting sleep apnea and heart rhythm?

    Has anyone else experienced premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) or other ectopic beats once GH is commenced? I've been prone to PVCs over the last couple years in varying frequencies. I take more than enough magnesium as a mainstay and many other supps to support cardio health. I am also...
  28. Vince

    On the Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypothyroidism

    Henry H. Lindner1 Current professional guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism abandon clinical medicine for a laboratory exercise: TSH and free T4 normalization. This approach is both illogical and ineffective. The TSH level is not a measure of thyroid hormone sufficiency...
  29. S

    Thyroid, Adrenal Fatigue, DHEA? Advice Please!

    The short story is that meet Total test is about 600 on 100mg IM every 5 days. I still have alot of anxiety, mood issues, tremors, fatigue, Ed, sleep issues, blood pressure high, etc. I am even having some hoarseness in my throat near my thyroid. I'm trying to look at other hormones that could...
  30. M

    New bloods

    VA didn't have a Dr for me at local clinic, result I got a bunch of test done! I was really struggling with a T dose of 200mg split daily and in anticipation of new bloods I lowered dose to 150mg a week for one week and then to 140mg a week, a game I have to play so VA wont cut my dose. However...
  31. S

    Thyroid help

    I’ve been on trt going on 11 years and for the last couple years I’ve been struggling with fatigue especially in the afternoon. I noticed by early morning temp has fallen to the low 97 range and used to be up near 99. I recently did another complete thyroid panel and my levels are still within...
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