Hi everyone, hope you're all enjoying summer
First, I decided to get some licorice extract and some hydrocortisone tablets to give them a go. I found a great article about healing adrenal fatigue by using tiny doses of HC, having been assured I would avoid nasty side effects this way. I took 2.5mg the last 2 days and felt a difference! Definitely more awake...then very sleepy and had the most refreshing sleep I've had for a while! I took a few drops of licorice in the evening and it's a real pick me up. I am still a little nervous about the HC. So I'm taking it all really slow.
Second, I began to think that maybe I've always had hypo and nobody noticed...reynauds from 4, short in height, family genetics. I think my efforts to starve myself for four years sped up the process but I might well have ended up like this anyway. So I wonder if I'll need medication forever?
I'm not taking any thyroid stuff at the moment, but I would way prefer to take synthetics in the future if possible. I read this article tiredthyroid.com/blog/2012/...
Which states that NDT has less of an advantage than people think over synthetics and may even cause antibodies to occur/rise. My question is, is it absolutely necessary to take NDT? Do people get good results on a t4/t3 mix? Would that be enough to make the mucin go away, for example? I obviously have quite a lot of it and I know it's dangerous if left over time. Obviously I have to help my adrenals out first because they don't tolerate any t3 at the moment and I'm thinking a mix would be better anyway. Are there any ways of doing anything about t2/t1/calcitonin other than NDT?
Finally, I'm really considering ordering some blood tests. Testing the ft3/4 t3/4 ferritin etc seems pretty important and I've managed to wiggle some cash into my budget. If anyone could put up links to the right tests I would be very grateful! And if anyone could tell me how to persuade a GP to get the right tests done instead, that would be great also... oh and if there are good naturopaths near oxford anyone knows of I'd love to be informed... THANKS LOADS and have a great day xx