I've just started my journey with trying to understand this stuff and I wondered if it were possible make my own hormones from an animal thyroid from the butcher. I looked it up and it seems that's what used to be done before industrialised medicine. Has anyone tried it? Is it better to use a sheep or a pig? I'm a bit worried about parasites from raw pig.
The reason I'm considering this is that the Drs won't prescribe anything except antidepressants with my test results (elevated TSH, 'normal' free T4, antibody positive). They just want to wait and retest every 6 months presumably till I develop Hashimoto's. But I've been sitting on my couch struggling to do anything for the last 2 years. I don't know that my symptoms are anything to do with my thyroid but I'd like to try it to see if I feel better. Also, I have read that treating at my stage prevents Hashimoto's, but that's not NICE guidelines.
Any thoughts? Thanks.