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Re: Has my adrenal fatigue turned into hypothyroidism as well?


It sounds like to me that you're hypo. There is a really good website to get more info on hypothyroidism: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com.
Pay particular attention to the recommended labwork:

TSH.....The recommended TSH range is .3-3.0 - If your doctor
........is using a different range, then it's time to find
........ another doctor.
Free T3..(This is the actual usable thyroid hormone
Free T4..available to the body and is a better indication of
.........thyroid functiong)
Anti-TPO..(antibodies be sure you get both)
Tg-Ab
RT3.......(Test if FT4 is in the upper part of the range)
Ferritin..(if it is too low, the thyroid hormone can't get
...........to the thyroid -- should be 70-90)

Also worth testing
B12- should be in the upper range
D3- (proper lab 25-hydroxyvitamin should be above 50)

Finally, take your basal temp (use a glass thermometer if you have it. If your basal temp is below 97.8 first thing in the morning before you get out of bed, then you're hypo.

Finally, are you on anything for your adrenal fatigue? It sounds like you've got it pretty bad and you're dealing with low cortisol. A 24-hr saliva cortisol test will be able to tell you how severe your AF is and whether you need cortisol supplementation. If you've got high cortisol, then you'll need to take supplements to lower it.

Janie Bowthorpe has a yahoo group: Natural Thyroid Hormone. Once you get all the labs recommended, if you post your labs with the ranges, one of the mods will help you interpret your results and help you find a doctor.


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