Hi all. I've as some may know been trialling differing regimes including a higher proportion of T3 in an effort to improve a persistent lack of energy which has been affecting my work. Also in the hope of improving a tendency to high blood pressure, and getting off the stack of medication (4 types) it requires to control it.
I had about 15 years of quite severe but undignosed hypothyroidism caused by problems in converting and using the hormone i was producing, with attendant auto immune issues.
Starting T3 after a thyroidectomy in 2005 transformed my situation for the better, but no matter what I do there seems to be some shortfall of get up and go.
Increasing the proportion of T3 has definitely helped, but i seem to do better if i maintain no less than 100mcg of T4 in the mix. (it overcomes a tendency to get very tired in the evening)
There's a persistent tendency to low vitamin D for which i've recently started another round of this time much heavier supplementation. The endo mentioned nothing else as being out of whack following the last visit, but I've not seen the results.
I've often wondered about natural hormone, and am wondering if it's worth a trial. On two grounds:
1. Synthetic T3 is almost but not quite chemically identical to the natural variety.
2. Natural hormone contains some additional sub hormone of to my knowledge unknown function.
One issue is that I don't believe natural hormone is available on our local public health system, but it would still be worth it if it did the business.
I'd appreciate your thoughts.