I have been having some issues with my thyroid, insulin toxicity and scratchy skin. This is going to be a long post, please be patient.
In last two years I have had numerous tests done because my doctor suspected that my insulin was jumping too high. He suggested I do a Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT). After I did the GTT he realized that he was right. My blood glucose was always normal but my insulin was always high, which made my hands and feet numb and with tingling sensation. I will leave this aside, but he discovered that my TSH was going up steadily and jumped way high up.
Here are my TSH readings........
12/2012 - 2.73 mlu/ml
12/2013 - 3.09 mlu/ml
09/2014 - 9.34 mlu/ml
He immediately gave me Thyroid Armour. I took one pill and my thyroid started hurting (This is behind my Adam's apple). Next pill it hurt more. Took third pill on third day and pain got worse. I stopped the medication. I decided to fast, I did Water Fast for 9 days. Immediately after the fast I went to my doctor and got the blood test done again. THE TSH NUMBERS WERE AMAZING!!!
10/2014 - 1.34 mlu/ml
My doctor was surprised because he knew it was not the Thyroid Armour because I did not take enough of it. I told him that it was my fast that had aligned my body and mind. I also started taking Lugol's after my visit with him, even though my TSH looked good, because my basal temperature has been below 96 deg F. He said that we need to do another test now, so he did and the numbers are not so good again.
11/2014 - 5.36 mlu/ml
He wants me to do nothing and eat regular foods (My plant based diet) and then one moth later do another test. All doctors in my doc's office tried to connect the dots. We found out that my TSH numbers jumped when I had extreme stress at work and at home, not sleeping and eating well etc. But after the fast they got better.
I started Lugol's 5% with one drop per day and today I am at 14 drops. I will go up to 24 drops and down (I have read that protocol here on CZ, do not remember where). I do take Vitamin C 4000mg to 5000mg, Selenium, Turmeric, magnesium and Sea Salt before bed.
My basal temperature is still 97 deg. F. My numb hands and feet are normal, except left foot has some numbness, which goes away and come back, but very light.