You may remember me, a few months ago I decided to wean myself off Synthroid .15mg for hypothyroidism.
Background: 46yo male, 5'10, retired from military in 2004. By 2006 I had gained 50lbs (to 240lbs) and firmly in the throes of metabolic syndrome. High Trigs, High Chol, High Blood Sugar, High Blood Pressure, gout, fatty liver disease, hypothyroid.
I lived like this for 4 years, docs just kept medicating me more, diets didn't work.
Discovered Primal Blueprint (MDA) and paleo Sept 2010. Results: Now 178lbs, no more gout, blood pressure, trigs, chol all in the optimum range, off of all medicine--except Synthroid.
Military doc, in military hospital (lucky me), says I will be on Sythroid the rest of my life. Never had hashimotos, surgery, radiation--it just quit. Well, against that advice, 2 months ago, I started cutting my .15mg pills in half. I haven't noticed any changes. I made an appt to get my TSH checked and nurse said I would have to come in and talk to the doc since it's been so long.
What should I tell him?
What tests should I ask for in addition to TSH?
My appt is in 4 weeks, I think I will quit the Synthroid altogether until then--thoughts?
Thanks, dudes and dude-ettes!