I have Hypothyroidism. I am currently on Synthroid, but am having lots of trouble losing weight. I requested my rT3 and T3 be tested. There was a problem, and my Doctor wanted to put me on NatureThyroid (I am in the USA by the way). I told him that I suspect that I might have Adrenal problems based on the book, "The Hormone Cure." He said that he would still put me on NatureThyroid. If there were problems, he would check my Adrenals.
My Insurance rejected NatureThyroid, so because I am still on Synthroid. I let the topic rest for a month, and researched whether low T3 is common during dieting. I came across something that said the body naturally lowers T3 during dieting to protect the muscle from being digested. There were studies cited. So I was content with this for about a week. Then I started questioning the reliability of this. There are others on T3 while dieting (with success and no muscle problems), and I already had Hypothyroidism before dieting. So my body's lowering of T3 might be more extreme then the participants of these studies.
So I did some research and discovered my insurance will cover NP Thyroid. I want to request it from my Doctor, but do not know if I is good to take before checking my Adrenals. This Doctor will not refer me to an endocrinologist (don't know why) so I am planning to change Doctors. It will be November before I can get in to the office I plan on switching to. After November it would take three months to see an endocrinologist.
So the question is: Do I what to request NP Thyroid from the new Doctor after explaining my possible Adrenal problems? Or request it now, and see if there are bad side effects linked to Adrenal problems?
I would have switched to getting ERFA from Canada, but they seem to be having some problems right now. (Long term customers are suddenly feeling horrible after the facility that made the pills changed, and the drug company is saying that nothing has changed. I don't want to get in the middle of that.)