Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism Questions

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by 1966 · 5 minutes ago

A recent blood test showed I have a TSH of 6.5! (I've also gained 3 stone in a short space of time and sleep ~12hrs a day) My doctor refuses to treat without another blood test in February (first was in November), with the result being higher or... (more)

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Dexter 0 · December 21, 2010 at 11:39 PM

My wife had a TSH of over 7 and we tried over the counter desicated porcine thyoid gland and desicated adrenal gland all without reducing TSH. She finally relented and got a perscription for Armour thyroid and the TSH went down to around 3 and... (more)

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by 359 · 6 minutes ago

I've been paleo for about 18 months now, and pretty strict about it for the most part. I eat pretty low carb, probably between 40 and 60 grams of carbs a day. But my blood glucose is persistently on the high side, around 6.0 mmol in the morning... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · November 25, 2010 at 9:17 AM

That low carbers will become physiologically insulin resistant, as Eva has mentioned and that this is a normal adaptation, has been well established by Peter and Stephan. Still, while it is obviously evolutionarily sensible for your body to spare... (more)

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by 22913 · 9 minutes ago

Healthy Skeptic I was re-reading this article which really resounds with alot I've been reading lately... The main thing... I don't believe 90/10 or 80/20 is ok when it comes to gluten...too many things point to even a minimal dose keeps the... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · July 20, 2010 at 3:34 PM

If you are going paleo to lose weight or optimize athletic performance, you can do your 20% non-paleo with anything. If you are going paleo to deal with autoimmune issues, there is less margin for error. If gluten is causing your illness, no... (more)

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by 135 · 11 minutes ago

I have recently stared making flax crackers with soaked whole flax seeds and soaked nuts. They are dehydrated at 105 degrees F for about 18 hours. Given that the flax seeds are whole (presumably not digested) and not damaged by high heat, is it... (more)

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Heidi_Alexander 0 · February 24, 2012 at 3:24 PM

I'm taking Synthroid for hypothyroidsm. After increasing the dose, my TSH value had decreased from 4.6 to 1.1, which was great news. However, the big shocker came last week when I got tested again and showed a TSH of over 24! Both my doctor &... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hi, I was diagnosed with autoimmune hypothyroidism (I presume that means Hashimoto's?) this year and I have consulted a complementary dietician, who said I am dairy and gluten intolerant by using applied kinesiology. After taking my... (more)

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staceychev 0 · July 13, 2014 at 7:05 PM

I'm not on Paleohacks much anymore so I just saw your post now, but I also have Hashi's. I do much better when adhering to a stricter paleo diet, but I'm definitely not perfect. I'm currently adding supplements and T3 and trying the Autoimmune... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

I began my paleo diet and bio hacking adventure about 18 months ago, but feel I have hit a brick wall and need some help to better understand my labs and situation. I???m hoping that someone might be able give me some deeper insights on reactive... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

How does Paleo Diet helps in hypothyroidism?

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Bellamoorena 0 · April 07, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which your body does not make enough thyroid hormone to keep your body running normally. Following are some of the symptoms of hypothyroidism: 1) Dry skin 2) Muscle weakness, aches,... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

Hi, My thyroid levels are a bit low, I want to get more iodine. I don't have access to iodine-rich foods and I don't intend using iodized salts: are there high-minerals salts that are known to be particularly rich in iodine? Thanks! (more)

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Torben_Deumert 0 · August 27, 2013 at 6:44 PM

I am not away of a salt like that. But I don't think salt is a good source for iodine/iodide anyway (besides, iodized salt contains iodide, not iodine). The way I see it, you basically have two options for increasing your iodine intake: Eat... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

I have been diagnosed with this. The Dr's said my calcium and magnesium was very low which caused this condition. I take calcium/magnesium supplements on a daily basis. I am hypocalcimic, having no parathyroid glands. The only relief I get is... (more)

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by 20 · about 23 hours ago

Hi, I would really love a second opinion on my blood work. I a 5'6" 160 pounds (female) and I haven't been eating paleo (but am planning to). I am worried about my thyroid function, especially since I experience regular anxiety, fatigue, and... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · August 02, 2013 at 5:25 AM

Your bloodwork does reveal signs of inflammation (high CRP), which is possibly responsible for your thyroid imbalances. You didn't list free T3 but the high reverse T3 likely means your free T3 is low. Low T3 is associated with many of the... (more)

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by 519 · about 23 hours ago

So a little background... Im a 26 year old guy, been paleo for 6 months I do eat dairy but outside of kefir its not very often. I go a bootcamp (HIIT, strength training, cardio etc) 3-5 times a week. I have had symptoms of hypothyroidism (cold... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 26, 2013 at 1:41 AM

I suspect the stress from work combined with possible over-training is starting to take a toll on your adrenals. This is evident from your AM cortisol level, which is low for a 26 year old male. The drop in testosterone is probably related.... (more)

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by 64 · about 23 hours ago

I'm 15 and I've been paleo for 3 months now, feeling great! I'm trying to convince my family to turn paleo with me, but they won't give their grains up. My main concern is my mom, because she has hypothyroidism since like 9 years ago, and she... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 17, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Definitely! http://aworldlymonk.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/carbohydrate-restriction-as-an-adjunct-treatment-for-hypothyroidism/ This may be helpful reading to counteract some of the myths about low carb and thyroid... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

I've heard people with hypothyroidism should avoid soy, gluten (ok, everyone should avoid these), dairy, cabbage, broccoli, peanuts, cauliflowers and a few more things. Does this only apply to those with autoimmune hypothyroidism (hashimotos)?... (more)

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Sunshineriver 0 · January 02, 2014 at 2:08 PM

I recommend to take a look at the AIP (Auto immunue) protocol by mickey. She has a great protocol including Hash/hypo. The website has tons of helpful info too! Link: http://autoimmune-paleo.com/paleo-autoimmune-protocol-print-out-guides/ (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

I've been reading on how the Paleo diet can improve and get rid of the Graves disease. Was diagnosed with Graves' in April this year. I have an appointment set up with the nuclear medicine lab for the RAI. I need something done now and not latter.... (more)

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Octavia 0 · July 11, 2013 at 1:20 AM

My mother was terrified of the idea of drinking a radioactive cocktail, and terrified of being on thyroid meds for the rest of her life. As a result, she waited a full year after her Graves diagnoses to get the RAI treatment, and in that time, she... (more)

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by 40 · about 23 hours ago

After finding out that I have a conversion problem with the thyroid hormones T4 to T3 that isn't related to the thyroid itself but is metabolic, and considering my symptoms went south ever since I tried a period of VLC, I'd like to try a... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 11, 2013 at 10:07 PM

I'm somewhat deterred from their recommendation on 1 pound of sugary veggies & fruits a day. This is about 1 quite large beet (which is nearly 100% carbs as sugar, no starch). I follow a paleo-ified PHD, and if you read the book, I think the... (more)

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by 1 · about 23 hours ago

I was vegan for 7yrs...been diagnosed with hashmoto thyroid 3yrs ago..every since then I have been on a mission to get off meds (50 synt.) my 1st TSH lvl was 98.8!! lucky to be alive ;/ my TPO was 997! been GF free 2 yrs with antibodies going... (more)

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by 2341 · about 23 hours ago

It's almost like a male period or something. I'll be feeling great for weeks on end and then out of nowhere I'll get all kinds of adrenal fatigue/hypothyroid symptoms which often lead to depression and lower productivity. For example, during the... (more)

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by 58 · about 23 hours ago

Following a series of miscarriages and taking a long time to conceive in between the losses, I have been under the care of a miscarriage specialist here in London. A series of blood tests revealed that not only do I have large amounts of active... (more)

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Ally_E 0 · April 18, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Dessicated thyroid is not really over the counter drug, it needs to be prescribed and here in the UK they don't do that, you have to go private. I'm in the process of treating my hypothyroidism and I took the plunge and went private to Dr Georges... (more)

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by 803 · about 23 hours ago

Ive been having symptoms of hypothyroidism for a while, which was strange to me when I got tested several times for months in a row and my levels were high, I Remember 0.97 and 0.86 so I should have had hyper symptoms. I visited an... (more)

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Sataran 0 · March 23, 2013 at 8:54 PM

You're going by TSH which isn't that terribly accurate. Your low-normal TSH shouldn't really lead to hyper symptoms. It's more likely you'll have hypo than hyper. Actually, the sweet spot is somewhere from 0.5 to 1.75 or so. So, in your case,... (more)

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by 115 · about 23 hours ago

If anyone has any recommendations, they are very welcome, I'm on a search for a naturopath or any other specialist who'd be able to help me battle my hypothyroidism (auto-immune). Many thanks

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by 8 · about 23 hours ago

I recently visited the Doc and they tested tsh levels.. They came out at 1.18. He told me I'm "normal", however I have a lot of symptoms of hypothyroid or hashimotos. Does anyone know what's normal and where I can go from here? My symptoms... (more)

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sarah_79 0 · March 17, 2013 at 3:02 AM

It kinda sounds like thyroid, but you know yourself the best. I know at times I have diagnosed myself with things like this because I fit all the symptoms, but the trouble with these symptoms is that they can fit a range of different disorders.... (more)

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by 608 · about 23 hours ago

This is a copy and paste from Paul Jaminet's Q&A since maybe someone on here may be able to help with my problem too. I have a question regarding what I believe is hypothyroidism. I have orange tinted palms and feet soles and a slight tint... (more)

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Lissa_1 0 · March 17, 2013 at 3:46 AM

I had hypothyroidism for several years and my advice is to go to the doctor and get the blood test for hypothyroid. My main symptoms included fatigue, insomnia, hair falling out, miscarriage, and difficulty losing weight. The doctor thought that... (more)

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by 45 · about 23 hours ago

I've been dealing with hypothyroidism for about 9 months now, and I have just switched to natural whole thyroid treatment. I started eating Primal just after Christmas, and although I really like how it makes me feel I'd really like to see some... (more)

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Lazza 0 · March 04, 2013 at 12:50 PM

If you have gained weight due to hypothyrodism then the key is to do whatever is required to get your thyroid functioning again. This will improve your metabolism and your excess weight should go away w/o dieting. If you have been tested for... (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

I have been eating paleo for about a year and doing crossfit 4-5 times a week for about 9 months. Having given up wheat I have cured the chronic heartburn I have suffered with for the last 10 years. Food wise I let myself fall off the wagon... (more)

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CD 0 · February 25, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Is there anything about what I have told you that could be acting as a block to weight loss or do you have any other thoughts on what could be holding me back? Yes. You are using a scale. Ditch it. Focus on how you feel, how you look in the... (more)

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by 748 · about 23 hours ago

I've had major weight gain recently, imbalanced hormones, depression/anxiety and fatigue lately, and I've read up that all my symptoms lead to Hypothyroidism. I have an appointment with a doctor soon to verify, but it seems like the most plausible... (more)

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aj_6 0 · January 19, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Coffee is really not good for Thyroid function, and adrenals, like the previous poster said. Check out stopthethyroidmadness for good info about it.

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