I went to see a London Endo Professor a few days ago as a second follow up appointment. He was the on the TUK list but response I got from him was largely disappointing. I think he's cautious to recommend any thyroid treatment because he thinks it won't produce enough benefit. Other than high cortisol levels all day long, I informed him that my Genova Adrenal Stress Profile shows that DHEA is low so he then added that I could try taking DHEA. The way in which he said it didn't inspire me with confidence because it was though he hadn't thought it through. I think supplementing with DHEA could mean that the DHEA may convert into more of the wrong hormone, for example Oestrogen. Whilst I don't know what my hormone levels are but judging by the amount of fat on my legs and heavy periods its possible my oestrogen levels are high. In terms of thyroid treatment, he said T3 is too expensive and I could try NDT. However, I don't think he's willing to help me with this route. He did recommend 200mcg of Selenium and so I have started taking that and he then wants me to take another set of tests in 6 weeks time. At the same time he thinks my "low mood" should be addressed by anti-depressants. I am not happy about this and I refuse to take them. I don't believe I am depressed but I do feel stressed easily and struggle to sleep. My recent blood tests from the GP show that Ferritin is half way through the range 150 ug/L as I had an iron infusion via the Professor. Folate and B12 are above range as usual. For some reason whether I do or don't supplement they are always high. Vitamin D was 68 nmol/L range is (51-75). TSH has risen to 2.86 and Serum Free T4 is 11.70. My cholesterol has risen slightly once again. It is above range at 6.05 and I'm sure its down to my thyroid.
I feel like I am getting nowhere with improving my hypothyroid symptoms. I also get heavy periods and PMS can often start many days before. In fact I can never predict when they will start as my cycle varies from 23 to even 36 days. I have been like this for many years. I went to see Dr P back in December and he recommended Progesterone cream however when I asked the Professor he said it will not make a difference.
Does anybody have any experience in improving heavy periods and PMS with progesterone cream? How should it be used correctly? What brand have you tried? Should I have a hormones test via Genova before trying it?