Hi Wray, I've just been diagnozed with hypothyrodism only 5 weeks ago my tsh level was 3.79 now its 9.1. I am very fatigued and have put weight on.
My medical doctor wants to put me on synthroid synthetic thyroid replacement, my bio identical doctor wants to put me on desiccated thyroid (Armour) my cholestrol is a little high she says that will go down if I take care of the thyroid. I was thinking because my progesterone level is so low due to menopause maybe its affecting my thyroid. My cortisol levels are high due to stress and I feel I have adrenal burnout. I'm not a doctor just a consumer trying to educate myself. I prefer not to take anything but my condition is getting worse. I heard about iodine supplementation but if you have antibodies like autoimmune disease it might not be wize to take that. My bio identical doctor says I need the progesterone pill because of my sleep problem with time released melatonin and dhea because if I don't sleep or lose weight it can shorten ones life. My main worry is my cholesttrol and thyroid. What do you think? Thank you, love.