HI all, this is not really a question but what I have found out about my thyroid or lack of it since 1998. I had my thyroid removed in 1998 due to a reaction to Amidodarone.( a drug to treat Atrial fibrillation).
My problems started around 6months later after take NHS T4 replacement therapy. I have spent lots of money I hate to think and dread counting up the total amount. Sleep was my only friend. Of course I went the the phase of being treated with depression and anxiety.
After I got back to normality around 2003 after seeing a great DR in South Africa, and he got me back to work. I noticed a tightness in my chest, it feels like my Diaphragm is being squeezed out and making me short of breath, what is weird this alway happens around 3- 4 PM. I can get over this by taking a calcium supplement which eases the problems but then I get other problems like terribly dry skin great big bags under the eyes and I start to wind down and my mind stops working.
Moving on a few years i Have seen a great Dr in the UK he comes over from Belgium. he has done wonders for me and I have nearly got back to normal, the only problem he is expensive, very expensive and with me not working, its very difficult to see him. ( I am sure that is a big problem for a majority of us on this board.
I moved to Armour thyroxin and my dose is 50MCR of T4 and I grain of Armour, my TSH is suppressed but my GP doesn't mind as my T4 is well with in the limits. (This is amazing for a GP and the TSH is the bible of treatment for us all.
I also take 100 Mg of Pregnenalone which is a lot, I know
If I take any normal pregnenalone I get really bad tightness of my diaphragm and feel awful. The pregnenalone I get from Belgium is bespoke and contains Calcium. I have tried mixing my own pregnenalone with calcium and it seems to work.
( Most drs think when I first see them that I have para thyroid problems but my calcium blood levels are fine.)
What I don't under stand is that most if not all Dr, suggest that taking any about when thyroxin taken with Calcium will bind the Thyroxin and make it less able to get into the body and work.
I am at a loss about how the Calcium works but it only works in combination with either DHea or prenenalone. Ah I have noticed taking the Pregnenalone , I cannot tolerate any doses of DHEA as I come up with with a red face and a big rash around my neck. I really need to see my DR from Belgium but that will not happen unless I can find work or win the lottery but thank full that I can get around and do things which I could not do before.
I have been informed that Calcium in the victorian era was used as an Atti histamine but I am not sure if that is true.
Best regards to you all.