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Non-Thyroidal Illness Syndrome in Patients Exposed to Indoor Air Dampness Microbiota Treated Successfully with T3

Not sure if this has been posted already. I found this study interesting even though it's very small. But unhealthy buildings are indeed causing very bad health issues to so many ,so I think any approach to improve symptoms is worth to consider!

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/2...

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I agree - that’s really interesting.

It sort of feels like they’ve drawn the wrong conclusion from the study though. T3 often helps a lot of people who’ve taken levo only for any length of time, so that bit isn’t surprising.

What seems more interesting is the mould thing. It’s been known for years that mould and damp can cause asthma, so is it such a stretch that it might cause hypothyroidism too? I think not...

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I agree this is short and small study, but connection to mold is what caught my attention. But it makes perfect sense doesn't it? Everything is connected to thyroid function, most environmental issues for example.

Over here in Finland we have recently had so much troubles with unhealthy buildings. Schools are the worst ones making children sick and in some cases the damage seems to be permanent. It's awful. On the other hand they say it's possible to cure yourself by retraining your brain and immune system. Apparently you just need to forbid your brain to react to mold....: D

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I was brought up in a damp environment (have asthma too) and worked in a damp office. Terribly unhealthy. I’m on NDT since last May and enjoying life!

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This is of great interest - just before I became ill with ME/chronic fatigue I was exposed to a major outbreak of mould in the house I was living in. The city council had commissioned the reroofing of properties, including the one I was renting. On one occasion the roofers failed to seal the exposed timbers at the end of the day. We had a torrential downpour during the evening and guess what - there was water ingress with water sheeting down my bedroom wall through to the living room below.

Needless to say that this was followed by an entire bedroom wall black covered with mould. I obviously had to move rooms while this was being sorted but I can't help but think that this sparked the CFS.

Interestingly, my FT3 has been low in range and at the last testing was on the floor, almost deficient. The study also makes sense of this.

As I've always been considered euthyroid (TSH always in range) then this could be the key.

The incident happened in 1989. If I'd have known then the impact all this would have had throughout my life I could very well have taken the council to task.

They were already responsible for the reason why I and five other people contracted Hep A a few years earlier. But that's another story and requires a strong stomach in the telling and listening/reading.

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Makes sense in your case doesn't it! Unfortunately the study is so small , but hopefully there is more to come.

It's 2018 and still it seems to be difficult to fix the mould issues properly! (At least over here in Finland) In worst cases would be easier and cheaper just to burn the building.

Anyway if your ft3 is that low it ain't healthy whatever the cause is!

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