Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism Questions

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by 35 · less than a minute ago

Would it ever make sense to take both synthroid and naturethroid? I???ve tried each in isolation, and felt much better on nature throid, but the doctor put me on synthroid anyway. I felt worse on that, so went back to nature throid, but am worried... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · June 15, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Yes it makes sense! Very good sense for many people according to my ND who specializes in thyroid issues. Ultimately, and after years of the one or the other roller coaster, I am now on both and it is absolutely best for me. After years of... (more)

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by 1670 · 2 minutes ago

My family has a history of hypothyroidism. For the last 6 months I would say I have eaten pretty low carb except on workout days where I would add in a sweet potato or 2. I also intermittent fast and when I started that I would get horrible bouts... (more)

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scottts 0 · June 04, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I'm hypothyroid as well. I found over the last year that VLC (less than 40 gm carb/day in my case) causes my TSH to rise a lot and I feel horible and cold. I found that raising my carbs to about 80 gms or more per day, mostly from starches like... (more)

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by 2341 · 5 minutes ago

I've been having some hypothyroidism symptoms for about the past month. Lack of energy, weakness, depression, slower muscle recovery, cold fingers, crappy workouts etc...I eat a couple handfuls of spinach and kale with every meal..I started to... (more)

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Kirsten_Serrano 0 · May 15, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Spinach and kale are few of the list of goitragenic foods that block absorption of iodine and thus depress thyroid function.

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by 1200 · 6 minutes ago

Over the last few years, my TSH levels have ranged from 4 to 7.5. Last year, when my TSH hit 7.5, my doctor tried me on levothyroxine. I had such a bad reaction on it (chest pain, out of breath, anxiety, blood pressure spikes, etc) so I came off... (more)

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Allyson 0 · May 10, 2012 at 3:24 PM

If you feel uncomfortable with your doctor, get another. But seriously, the endocrine system is nothing to take lightly!

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by 90 · 7 minutes ago

Hello everyone, My doctor has warned me that I will develop hypothyroidism in the future based on a history of irregular blood tests (though i couldn't tell you any more detail), and have to have my levels tested every 6 months. Should I feel... (more)

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · May 01, 2012 at 4:35 PM

I would say no, don't feel that it's inevitable. But also, don't ignore it until it happens. Start your investigation now, because if it is not inevitable now, it may well become inevitable if you do nothing. And of course, depending on the... (more)

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by 1418 · 8 minutes ago

How would one go about fixing hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism naturally? Have any of you done it? Does the paleo diet balance the thyroid overtime?

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Lady_Arwen 0 · May 10, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Paleo helps a Woman Get Off Thyroid Medication! http://robbwolf.com/2012/06/04/11360/ There are people with receptor and other problems of the thyroid that have NORMAL TSH but borderline or abnormal one or more of the following tests so you must... (more)

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by 364 · 14 minutes ago

In June, I switched to the primal diet and I believe I really messed myself up. All summer long, I was trying to lift and sprint and stay active while eating under 50 (most times under 30g) carbs, and I never made the connection that I was hurting... (more)

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gismcieri 0 · March 10, 2012 at 10:07 PM

I had the same issues as you but adding carbs fixed it in like a week. You may want to try and go super high carb for a day or 2 and see what happens. I am thinking 300-400 grams and then go into your goal carb grams and see what happens. I was... (more)

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by 2379 · 14 minutes ago

Hi hackers, when I first came in contact with paleo, everything seemed to indicate that low-carb/zero-carb is the way to go. And I followed those suggestions precisely. Unfortunately, when liver glycogen is sparse, T4 to T3 conversion is... (more)

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Bloop 0 · March 06, 2012 at 2:08 PM

I've been VLC since 2008 and every time I try to add back carbs it just doesn't work. So I stick to VLC. I feel great and have no thyroid issues.

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by 569 · 17 minutes ago

Dr.K or anyone that feels competent please comment on the latest blog post by Danny Roddy: New Wave Hypothyroidism Featuring Dr. Jack Kruse http://www.dannyroddy.com/main/2012/2/20/new-wave-hypothyroidism-featuring-dr-jack-kruse.html I am very... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · February 20, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Probably a new wave of hypothyroidism is among diabetics who do low-carbing to combat diabetes. Dr. Bernstein, who promotes doing no more than 40g of carbs per day, claims that fully 80% of his patients are hypothyroid and nearly all of them have... (more)

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by 305 · 18 minutes ago

The amount of calories I should eat in order to lose weight has always eluded me. The only time I have ever lost significant weight while monitoring calories was when I exhibited eating disorder-like behavior - eating 1,000 calories a day or... (more)

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Steven_4 0 · February 09, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Its mostly due to the fact that you are hypometabolic, probably because of another one of those low carb diets, which only exacerbate hypothyroidism. Do yourself a favor, start to take thyroid meds, like dessicated in the am, then nibble on a... (more)

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by 2565 · 18 minutes ago

Recently I read this article http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v7/n2/full/4000963a.html, which really got me thinking about the role the thyroid has in maintaining our mental health. "In humans, neuroendocrine challenge studies in hypothyroid... (more)

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Soporificat 0 · February 22, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I think that the incidence of hypothyroidism is far greater than has been captured by the medical/scientific community. There are a great many people whose lab numbers are considered "normal" by endocrinologists, yet who have very clear symptoms... (more)

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by 1029 · 18 minutes ago

I've lost 9lbs in 6 weeks, when if anything I should have gained. My doc says it is from the synthroid which accelerates the metabolism. Im still losing. Did you have weight loss after starting it and if so when did it seem to stabilize? Although... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · February 07, 2012 at 4:01 PM

I had my thyroid removed about 15 years ago (suspected cancer, but it turned out to be a benign cyst) and have since been on sythroid for replacement therapy. If you are losing too much weight, it could simply be that you are on too high of a... (more)

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by 2531 · 19 minutes ago

i was put on thyroid meds (synthroid) for hypothyroid about 2 years ago, because my readings were "borderline." i never had any actual symptoms. recently i asked my doctor to go off the medication, because i don't feel like i should have been on... (more)

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akman 0 · February 19, 2012 at 5:29 AM

As much as I wanted it to work, sadly, it didn't. I had been on Synthroid for 5-6 years, based on high TSH (50's). I had very few symptoms and they never tested anything but TSH and T4. The Synthroid didn't help me, I thought, as I got fatter,... (more)

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by 813 · 19 minutes ago

Keep in mind that the person with the thyroid hypofunction is a non-paleo person, he is not a scientist and not familiar with leaky gut syndrome or any other paleo terminology. Nonetheless, maybe there's some interesting "in a nutshell" stuff out... (more)

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Adam_Hughes 0 · January 31, 2012 at 4:26 PM

There is a book called "Why do I still have Thyroid Symptoms when my Lab Test are Normal" by Dr. Datis Kharrazian. It is a great book geared towards Hypothyroid patients, and very easy to understand. It goes into detail about how Gluten products... (more)

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by 974 · 20 minutes ago

Has anyone cured their hypothyroidism naturally--not just Paleo Diet but supplements too? Really Looking for people experiences--not links to different sites.

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akman 0 · January 24, 2012 at 6:52 PM

I may have. Time will tell. I was diagnosed hypothyroid in 2006 due to TSH in the 40's. Doc put me on Synthroid and adjusted dose over next couple years til my TSH was 1. The dose ended at 150mcg I think (blue pill). During those years and... (more)

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by 8933 · 22 minutes ago

I've been doing all kinds of diets for a year. What really struck me, though, is that when I did a vegan diet, a bodybuilding diet or a high sugar diet, my brother regularly called me "gay" (especially when vegan). Until I went paleo. Then he... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · January 14, 2012 at 1:50 PM

I doubt your problem is not enough estrogen. You can easily test if your hypothyroid with a body temp test, 98.6 after eating is good. Low carb diets are a disaster for most people especially us younger folk. Increasing carbs might help but if... (more)

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by 2565 · 25 minutes ago

For the past year but especially the past few months I've felt very stressed, had insomnia, unintended weight loss, and other symptoms that I believe indicate I have very high cortisol levels. I'm looking into buying a hormone supplement that... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · December 26, 2011 at 8:13 PM

About a year ago I was very stressed, over sweating but cold extremities, sleep did not refresh me, unintended weight gain and a visibly enlarged thyroid gland. My symptoms were a bit different than yours but I came to the same conclusion that I... (more)

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by 305 · 28 minutes ago

Hey all, I had my TSH levels tested about a year ago and it was at 3.5. My doctor said it "wasn't high enough" yet and that I would simply have to deal with never being able to lose weight until as she put it - it inevitably gets worse and a... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · November 21, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Another excellent source of info is http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/ . When you sign up you can post your lab results and get unofficial advice fron very knowledgable people. After too many years on synthetic Eltroxin I switched to... (more)

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by 18671 · 28 minutes ago

A fellow Paleohacker and I were recently in a dispute about the thyroid lowering properties of low carb diets. I'm afraid it got a little heated, and I was accused of hiding potentially damaging information about the diet I advocate, because I... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · November 19, 2011 at 10:49 PM

(Warning, this is quite long. Conclusions in bold at the bottom.) First, I will argue that when T3 becomes lower in a low carbohydrate setting, it does so with the function of sparing muscle, because the diet has a deficit of calories or... (more)

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by 10 · 29 minutes ago

My very smart let's-look-at-alternative-care-too doctor just took eight vials of blood from me to check everything from Albumin to Zinc, as I'd been having some symptoms that he suspected could be hypothyroid. Sure enough, numbers came back with... (more)

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Anne_Luck 0 · November 17, 2011 at 9:14 PM

I took the sample of statins the Dr. gave me and after 1 wk, I could hardly move, everything ached so bad. He told me to stop taking them and he admitted that he didn't believe in them anyway.

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by 11682 · 29 minutes ago

Just came back from my doctor, and she ordered blood work for hypothyroid problems that I suspect that I have (I've lost very little weight on Paleo, and I have a lot of the other symptoms). Anyways, she ordered T4 and TSH. Nothing else. No CRP... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · November 17, 2011 at 8:12 PM

You can generally infer from a high TSH that you have a low T3. If you get back high TSH and low T4, you probably want to supplement with iodide (and selenium can't hurt, though that would generally correct high T4 and low T3). Carbohydrate... (more)

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by 1510 · 29 minutes ago

Does anyone have experience with Thyrogold? Or treating hypothyroidism without a doctor's care? Some background to my question: I suspect that I'm hypothyroid because of the diagnosis by a doctor 4 years ago and the continued persistence of the... (more)

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Ann_Wendel 0 · November 14, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Armour Thyroid is available again (at least in my city). I take a combo of Synthroid for the T4 and Armour for the T3. But, I have to say that the change that made the biggest impact on my Hashimoto's symptoms was going 100% Paleo.

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by 18412 · 32 minutes ago

What is the best way to get proper intake of selenium? Right now, my only real food intake is wild scallops, but I doubt that I am getting enough, especially since many have suggested that I supplement because of low thyroid function. I am... (more)

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Phoenix 0 · October 20, 2011 at 1:44 AM

Regarding high-selenium yeast versus non-yeast selenium: http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/101/19/1363.long

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by 15 · 33 minutes ago

I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism, about 6 months ago...I was under extreme stress at the time and fell into a fog that did not go away until just recently. I daught out an endo on my own accord because my physician said u are... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · October 07, 2011 at 3:35 AM

You need a new doc fast.....

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by 11682 · 34 minutes ago

I'm obese, and after losing 7 lbs in the beginning of my Paleo diet, now I have stopped losing weight completely. I am ranging between 158 and 159 lbs, up and down, for over 10 days. Ideal weight is 110 lbs. I'm doing Paleo for exactly 1 month.... (more)

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Eric_S 0 · October 03, 2011 at 6:36 PM

You have several options. Begin with Jack Kruse's leptin reset protocol: http://jackkruse.com/my-leptin-prescription/ Stop making juice; eat fruits in their whole form. Better yet, stop eating fruit until you know that you can tolerate it... (more)

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