Hello and thank you to ITYFIALMCTT on here who recommended the group.
I saw an endocrinologist this week to discuss my recently diagnosed osteoporosis. She thinks I may have partly contributed to my osteoporosis by taking too much T3/Liothyronine for my underactive thyroid. I know there are differences of opinion on this. I was T4/Thyroxine only for 17 years and at that time had a private heel test which showed -1.1 and low risk for OP. 6 years later and T3 only for 4 years I have a DEXA scan which is -3.2 in spine and femoral hip. I am hoping to reintroduce some T4 and reduce my T3 which may or may not work, and may or may not make me feel hypothyroid. I already have a diagnosis of CFS/ME so I am concerned how this will al pan out.
The Endo would like me to consider something to treat my osteoporosis (no breaks or symptoms as yet), but I hate the thought of nearly all the pharmaceutical treatments. I am looking at hormones rather than anything else, and wonder how much they can help? I also am trying to get my head round the differences between NHS HRT and bioidentical - are any of the NHS HRT meds made from plants or are they all synthetic or made from horse urine still? I have started using Natural Progesterone, but the Endo didn't seem to believe it would help at all. Can anyone give any info on any of this please as I seem to be doing all I can in other directions (supplements, herbs, eating well, as much weight bearing as I can manage with the stamina issues).