Hypothyroidism do I need progesterone?

by Aubrey
(QLD, Australia)

I just did the questionaire and I got 72. I also didn't select things because they don't happen ALL the time.

So I have been diagnosed for 6 years with hypothyroidism. I am on thyroxine 200mg, yep high dose I know, and yet nothing. I am now up to 131 kilos or 288 pounds at only 5ft4! Nothing has helped, so at the moment I am doing hypnosis, I am on kelp, probiotics, calcium, magnesium, flaxeed, omega/fishoil, enzymes, vitamin b (mega). I eat healthy, no gluten, lots of vegies and salads, I have now pretty much stopped drinking unless there is an occasion, and yet... nothing.

I read that progesterone can help activate the thyroid... but I live in regional Australia and cannot access progesterone or wouldn't know where to start, given that you can't just buy it in Australia.

So how do I get it, how and what test do I do to find out my levels, will my doctor be able to test me, will he be willing?

How much do you take if you aren't pregnant and/or going through menopause?

I have implanon in my arm. How will that be affected, or will it affect the progesterone working? I haven't ever had a normal period even before having the thing in my arm, it was irregular, heavy and long and extremely painful to the point that I would be in bed for 2 days each time.

Now that I am on implanon I rarely get my period, like every couple of months if that... so how do I know when to take the progesterone?

HELP me... should I take this or am I just clucthing at straws?

Comments for Hypothyroidism do I need progesterone?

Click here to add your own comments

Jan 31, 2009
Hypothyroidism do I need progesterone?
by: Wray

Hi Aubrey. Thyroxine is synthetic T4 and is not a good option. The active hormone is T3 and the slow release kind is the best. So if you're on anything it should be the T3. If the adrenals and liver are stressed the T4 cannot be converted to T3 so the thyroxine will do nothing to help. Have they checked your liver and adrenal function?

Please have a look at this paper.

The Implanon is pumping you full of synthetic progestins, so it's no wonder you're struggling to loose weight, as they cause insulin resistance. Is there any chance of using a copper T instead, I mean the old fashioned kind, without any progestins impregnated in it. The progestin is also preventing any progesterone from being made as it prevents ovulation.

I think with all the problems you are facing it would be a good thing to contact Teya Skae in Australia. She will be able to run tests if needed and help in getting progesterone. She is well versed in progesterone therapy, highly qualified in the nutritional sphere too, I will give her details below:

Teya Skae
20 Hillmont Ave

Take care Wray

Jul 16, 2009
Find a Doc to Prescribe NATURAL Thyroid
by: Anonymous


Take a look at this website:

I switched from thyroxine to Nature-throid. I feel so much better! Almost all of my hypo symptoms are gone and I am losing weight.

Oct 27, 2011
I have no thyroid!
by: peggy

I have a doctor who tells me nothing about improving my health and has me on synthroid. I have steadily gained weight-got high blood pressure-high cholesterol-pre-diabetes and over weight. I do not ever feel good. Help!

Nov 27, 2011
I have no thyroid!
by: Wray

Hi Peggy Synthroid is of course synthetic thyroxine, or T4. This is a relatively inactive hormone, it needs to be converted into T3 the active one. But there are many things which prevent this, it appears to be the case with you. I don't know why you have no thyroid, but a lack of vitamin D affects the thyroid adversely. All the symptoms you mention indicate lack of vitamin D too. Please have a test done. 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. Please see these papers on weight gain here, here, here, here, here and here. And these on high BP here, here here and here. I've run out of space so will start a new comment below. Take care Wray

Nov 27, 2011
I have no thyroid!
by: Wray

Hi Peggy This paper on cholesterol here. And these on diabetes here, here, here, here, here and here. You might like to look at our page on Insulin Resistance too. Take care Wray

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Blog contributions.

Share this page:
Find this page helpful? Please tell others. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

Search over 8,400 pages on this site...