Progesterone and Thyroid (Male)

by todd
(australia)

Hey, i'm todd and 23 yr old male. I have Adrenal fatigue and subclinical hypothyroidism. On 30mg HC and take 60mcg T3 and have gone through the RT3 clearance process but i am still hypo even with over range T3 labs.

I have been investigating progesterone after having my prog test low. My estrogen is mid range but i have read having low prog is bad for us of thyroid at the cellular level. is this correct? Could u explain this phenomenon and perhaps if you have seen anyone benefit from taking it who is similar to my situation?

Todd

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Nov 24, 2011
also hypothyroid and adrenal fatigue
by: Rosanne

Hi

I am female but am also hypothyroid, adrenal problems and low progesterone. I have used progesterone for almost two years now. I also take dessicated thyroid. From my experience these past two years it is necessary to go from all sides based on test results of hormones. I am also high on ranges for thyroid and suppressed TSH but still hypothyroid in many ways. Progesterone does help plus it nourishes the adrenals so that might help. Also I take a good supplement program for adrenal fatigue. I have researched this to death and the adrenals need certain nutrients to function to high demands we place on them. Check out adrenalfatigue.org. When on this supplement program you will see a difference in two weeks. HC will make adrenals kind of lazy after a length of time so a good supplement program will help repair them for the demands. This is my theory; adrenal fatigue causes an imbalance in cortisol, too much or too little cortisol does not let thyroid and progesterone into the cells. In addition the adrenals will always opt to make cortisol over other hormones so it takes all available progesterone to make cortisol. So if you are low in cortisol the added progesterone should help. It is quite the balancing act but I would recommend you replace hormones that are low and get a very good supplement program. Just something to think about as you wait for Wray's reply.
take care

Nov 25, 2011
Progesterone and Thyroid (Male)
by: Wray

Hi Todd Progesterone can help hypothyroidism slightly, as like testosterone, it's slightly thermogenic which speeds metabolism. But conversely if the thyroid is sluggish, it affects progesterone production. We do have many men using progesterone, you might like to read their comments here, here here and here. But behind all our disorders etc lies a lack of vitamin D, this nutrient is vital for the normal functioning of all cells, not least the thyroid, see here, here and here. I would suspect you are deficient if you're still hypo in spite of the T3. Plus a lack of vitamin D reduces the benefits of progesterone. Please have a test done, you live in Australia, with the daft government policy of covering up when in the sun. Nothing could be more dangerous, as without the sun we make no vitamin D. For more info on testing etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml or 175-250nmol/L and not the 30ng/ml or 75nmol/L most labs and doctors regard as adequate. And the minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Take care Wray

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