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 doctor could put me on synthetic medication.
I started running a lot and doing occasional strength training but that didn't work. Then I started to eat a low carb diet and do a mixture of HIIT and heavy weights - very little fat was lost. Now I eat a moderately low carb primal diet and lift weights with a lot of walking and occasional sprinting. I also just recently started crossfit 3x/week (which i love).
Throughout trying all sorts of different diets and methods of working out, none have helped me lose hardly any fat (and yes i have fat to lose). So, I wanted to take my low functioning thyroid into my own hands and try to find a fix...this is when i came across dessicated thyroid.
I ordered dessicated thyroid (thiroyd from a company in thailand) and have been taking it for about two days (i take one grain in the morning and one in late afternoon, i dissolve it under my tongue). i have noticed that upon taking the second grain it makes me feel extremely tired. it hasn't made me feel much different other than that and random bouts of feeling really hot. if i focus really hard and put my hand on my chest, i can feel that my heart is beating a bit faster than normal (but it is not uncomfortable).
what's going on? has anyone had a similar experience with dessicated thyroid? should i decrease the dosage, increase?
thanks in advance.