Diagnosed with Hashis at beginning of 2016, current issues are exhaustion, brain fog, heart palpitations and breathlessness. Current thyroid medication is 100mcg T4 and 25mcg T3. Supplementing with Vitamin B12, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Selenium, Coconut milk kefir, Glutamine and saccharomyces boulardii. Adopted a gluten-free, dairy-free and grain free diet a few months back, focus is on a lot of vegetables, some fruit, lean protein and healthy fats.
Latest blood test thyroid markers as follows, TSH 0.06 (0.27-4.20), Free T4 16.92 (12-22) and Free T3 5.73 (3.1-6.8)
Had an appointment earlier this week with endo – he wants me off T3 and to start on anti-depressants – he feels that the palpitations/breathlessness are signs of over medication and I need to calm my body down. Not intending to do this however as I have better since being on T3 and had a family member struggle with anti-depressant use.
I thought that my T4 levels could do with boosting so I had initially thought of increasing my T4 but I am now also considering some type of adrenal support as perhaps some of my symptoms are caused by adrenal fatigue. I know testing to diagnose adrenal fatigue is available but had some general questions.
1.Is there a specific adrenal support supplement (e.g. Nutri-Adrenal) that people would recommend – there seem so many of them. Would you be able to detail a protocol to follow
2.I have also read about adaptogens. Again does anyone have any recommendations and would you be able to detail a protocol
3.Can adrenal supplements and adaptogens be taken together or is it a case of trying one or the other not both
4.Should adrenal support supplements or adaptogens be taken forever or can they be stopped/reduced once the person starts to feel better