Hypothyroidism do I need progesterone?
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?