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Hypo patient with low cortisol

On 25mcg of levothyroxine and 10mcg of T3: I am close to coming off it and on a special medical based diet: no autoimmune disease however, I got low cortisol levels due to environmental and personal circumstances....

I found out my condition is dietary and my kidneys are the root cause of my condition: will take 6 to 8 month to heal!

So I am needing some straight up advice: I can take seaweed however, I was recently given a bag of some Herbridean kelp powder from a herbal shop by a pal to try ( my pals response was ask people on the thyroid site: they are experts!)

I am aware you can take it 12 hours away from thyroxine. As this is fairly new to me, I want to know how much does my equivalent dose look like on a teaspoon? How much powder is equivalent to the dose I am on? I'm crap at maths and science sorry :s

Do I take it every day or other day or every 3 days?

Btw: My GP is a nightmare ( pro pharma lover,anti kelp,anti pig thyroid and anti t3...don't go there and don't ask me to move doctors! Been there done that! Fed up!)

Help is appreciated xxxx just want straight answers!! No lazy answers like google!! I don't wanna trawl round Google too heavily!! Sttreesssffuulllll!!! Especially when I have adrenal fatigue !! I just want to know if people have any experience and can give me guidance?

Many thanks

Help is appreciated:)

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Welcome to the forum, WestEastkilledabride.

If you need Levothyroxine and T3 there is no diet which will replace the thyroid hormone you need. Hypothyroidism is caused by thyroid or pituitary or hypothalmic dysfunction. Why do you think your diet and kidneys are at the root of your thyroid dysfunction?

Kelp is high in iodine which can be contraindicated in hypothyroid patients. The maximum RDA iodine is 150mcg. Too much iodine can cause autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto's). It would be best to have an iodine test to determine whether you are iodine deficient before supplementing high doses. You should be getting the iodine you require from your Levothyroxine and T3 doses and your diet. Kelp/iodine and thyroid hormone replacement are totally different so there is no equivalent iodine dose to 25mcg Levothyroxine and 10mcg T3.

If you can be bothered to read previous posts about hypothyroidism + iodine have a look at the posts in this link healthunlocked.com/search/i...

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Totally agree with Clutter. You cannot replace levo and T3 with iodine (or anything else, come to that) and it's madness to try. You will probably just make yourself much worse. I cannot, for the life of me, see how your kidneys can lower your thyroid hormones and raise your TSH - and you must have had a high TSH to get diagnosed. Nor can I see how the environment can be responsible for low cortisol.

I think the you best thing you can do, is post all your test results on here, and let us have a look. I don't know who has been advising you, but I would be very, very wary of them.


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