Hi , everyone) This is such a great community and was wondering if you could help me with my question. I have been feeling poorly for a number of years ( low metabolic rate ( measured it) , thin hair, low body temp, low pulse, dry skin , foggy thinking , weight gain etc) , suspecting it was my thyroid, but doctors just looked at my TSH and T4 stating that my thyroid is ok. Even though my T3 was low ( barely normal range) . So , I have started self medicating until my temp , pulse etc got in the normal range and my blood test results indicated optimal levels. Here is a question: I am planning to start a fairly intense exercise and diet regime ( exercise is not new, I have exercised, moderately, an hour a day for the last year) , wishing to lose 40 pounds I gained over the years. 3.5 months before my wedding.
I have heard that exercise and diet decreases the levels of T3 in the body. Does it also apply if I am taking T3 in a tablet form ( the body does not need to produce it) , or it will still decrease ( i.e. tablets would not get absorbed by the body as much or something) and I would have to increase my doses as I continue with my weight loss program?
Thank you so much in advance for your replies