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  1. I will let them do further test but nothing drastic until I understand every thing No diabetis though

    If I take something to lower cortisol would that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakaveliThaDon View Post
    right, right. Certainly could have been taking something that was artificially suppressing tsh. If that's not the case, then there is certainly a secondary condition with one of the hormones produced by the pituitary, such as cortisol. I guess what blows my mind is that the doc could read the numbers, take one look at him, and NOT think there is a secondary problem and just go right to killing his thyroid, lol. That's not how you treat someone.
    Exactly, man.

    I know plenty of docs who rely too heavily on numbers, but this just baffles me. Although, I'll say from what I've heard, the VA can be a tough situation to deal with. I'd certainly hope it's not THAT bad, though.
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  3. Is there any health risks to the levels as they are now
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtwarrior View Post
    I will let them do further test but nothing drastic until I understand every thing No diabetis though

    If I take something to lower cortisol would that help?
    I honestly don't want to suggest anything given the uniqueness of this situation. In theory, it could benefit, but we have no idea what your cortisol levels are.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtwarrior View Post
    Is there any health risks to the levels as they are now
    The TSH being that low is definitely out of the ordinary and I wouldn't want it there, but then again, TSH isn't all that great of an indicator of thyroid activity as much as some think.
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  5. You mention cortisol levels. What does that do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtwarrior View Post
    You mention cortisol levels. What does that do?
    I hate using wikipedia as a reference, but to save me from typing this all out:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortisol
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  7. You guys are pretty smart. I did look up the connection between thyroid function and cortisol levels. I have more to study.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtwarrior View Post
    You guys are pretty smart. I did look up the connection between thyroid function and cortisol levels. I have more to study.
    Makaveli and myself just have done extensive studying in this area for our own gain and we happened to learn a bit along the way, haha. There is certainly a connection and you're right, you've got a lot to study - even now, I'm still learning and reading a lot more.
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  9. Well before I let the doctor that is not reverseable I will do some more study on my own.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by RoadBlocK View Post
    Wow. This thread keeps getting better, thanks for sharing some great info.

    Question(sorry if it was asked) any thoughts on PES shift (3,3), anyone with a "true" problem thinking about trying it, any body think it will make a diff.
    did you have a "true" problem with thyroids too?
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by dirtwarrior View Post
    So when they abate they just kill the part that absorbs iodine. Not malnurshed at 6'2" and 217#. My BF is higher than I like though
    did you check your Test and E levels?

  12. They did not check my E and T levels this time. Bloodwork getting redone in Aug though

  13. Quote Originally Posted by dirtwarrior View Post
    They did not check my E and T levels this time. Bloodwork getting redone in Aug though
    do you have any LOW blood sugar issues?

  14. Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast View Post
    I'm glad to hear everything is working out well for you, man. It sounds like you found a good doc. Definitely keep us updated, and if you don't mind, ask him if he has any colleagues he'd recommend in the Louisville, KY area (doubtful, but worth me asking you lol).
    I will ask him when I go back the end of August for my follow up appointment. It's definitely a big relief having someone I trust and feel comfortable with; I did have to drive an hour and a half to go to him, but it was worth it.
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    Bump for updated links on Wilson's Syndrome/RT3 dominance on Page 1
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    Updated Labs


    Just wanted to update anyone who may be following along with what I'm dealing with. Last Friday I had some levels checked and on paper, everything is where I want it -- Reverse T3, TSH and Free T4 all down (low, out of range) and Free T3 in range. In theory, everything is working and it should just be a matter of time before things start working -- key point being, in theory.

    These numbers reflect ceasing T4 (Synthroid) in the last week of June and starting T3 on July 1 (25mcg on Day 1, 50mcg from Days 2-7, 75mcg from Days 8-10, 100mcg starting July 11th).

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  17. This is great that you post up your actual labs in this thread man. I mean I know you always keep ME in the loop. But for the guys who don't understand bloods, and the importance of getting them done, what the results look like, what they mean, etc.. This is a really great thread for them to stumble on and hopefully understand the importance of it all and use it to their benefit. HUGE props bro.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast View Post
    Bump for updated links on Wilson's Syndrome/RT3 dominance on Page 1
    I am from Elizabethtown KY about 40 miles s of Louisville

  19. Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast View Post
    These numbers reflect ceasing T4 (Synthroid) in the last week of June and starting T3 on July 1 (25mcg on Day 1, 50mcg from Days 2-7, 75mcg from Days 8-10, 100mcg starting July 11th).
    Thanks for posting the update. So where do you go from here? Will you stay on T3 alone or will you add some T4 back in? Ultimately, it is how you feel that is most important. I'm hoping your hypo symptoms have diminished or disappeared altogether.

    I find myself very hopeful that as I personally regain more normal thyroid levels I will see some benefits in terms of body composition/muscle gain/strength etc. I would love to hear if you have noticed any difference in the gym or in any of these areas since you've been on the T3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sapentia View Post
    Thanks for posting the update. So where do you go from here? Will you stay on T3 alone or will you add some T4 back in? Ultimately, it is how you feel that is most important. I'm hoping your hypo symptoms have diminished or disappeared altogether.

    I find myself very hopeful that as I personally regain more normal thyroid levels I will see some benefits in terms of body composition/muscle gain/strength etc. I would love to hear if you have noticed any difference in the gym or in any of these areas since you've been on the T3.
    From here, I keep dosing the T3 until I notice/feel any difference(s). In theory, I could add T4 back in, but I'm not going to do that until I feel the T3 working and even then, it's a risk of it converting again. I still feel very much hypo. It doesn't matter what or how much I eat, I still don't see the scale weight go down and the body composition has only gotten worse.

    The gym has only gotten worse for me lately, so I don't have much positive news to report in that area at this moment. I'm just playing the waiting game and will await feeling the thyroid meds kick in.
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    Gonna be a great thread - sub'd
    This is prolly a stupid question but what is sub'd.

  22. means subscribed, like subscribed to the thread

  23. Okay now seriously! This is a great thread, it's right up my ally, I can totally relate. It's like pulling teeth to keep the weight off because of hypothyroidism. I've been doing research on the topic myself and a lot of experienced guys on here are telling me to do the Alpha-T2/Erase stack. I've ordered both and I can't wait to see the results. I'm obviously going to decrease my calories and increase my cardio. I'll put up a before and after when I'm done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripped_Effect View Post
    This is prolly a stupid question but what is sub'd.
    It's all good, bro. It's just short for subscribed.
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  25. Quote Originally Posted by Ripped_Effect View Post
    Okay now seriously! This is a great thread, it's right up my ally, I can totally relate. It's like pulling teeth to keep the weight off because of hypothyroidism. I've been doing research on the topic myself and a lot of experienced guys on here are telling me to do the Alpha-T2/Erase stack. I've ordered both and I can't wait to see the results. I'm obviously going to decrease my calories and increase my cardio. I'll put up a before and after when I'm done.
    I've ran alpha t2 with good results. I stacked it with OEP. Let us know how it goes for you man
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    I'm not sure how the other posts weren't showing up when I responded lol. I even refreshed the page. Odd.

    I'm glad the info is helpful to you, man. I used AT2 with OEP a little over a year go myself and enjoyed it. That was back when i was just hypo and hadn't had the Reverse T3 problem rear its head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Did you post something and it not show up?
    No, it showed up. There were just 2 posts in between it that weren't there or weren't showing up when I'd posted and after I entered it, they weren't there, either. Odd.

    But it's all good
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  28. I agree this is a great thread here.bumping this one.

  29. Quote Originally Posted by MakaveliThaDon View Post
    I've ran alpha t2 with good results. I stacked it with OEP. Let us know how it goes for you man
    What is OEP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripped_Effect View Post
    What is OEP?
    Oxy Elite Pro
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