I have hypothyroidism and take COMPOUNDED T3/T4, in capsule form. I have a secondary adrenal insufficiency and take HYDROCORTISONE. I also take COMPOUNDED DHEA/PREGNENOLONE and PROGESTERONE, both... read more
I have hypothyroidism and take COMPOUNDED T3/T4, in capsule form. I have a secondary adrenal insufficiency and take HYDROCORTISONE. I also take COMPOUNDED DHEA/PREGNENOLONE and PROGESTERONE, both in capsule form. I take compounded TESTOSTERONE in cream form. I also take ESTRADIOL VALERATE in injectible form, as my body will not absorb estrogen thru the patches, and I refuse to take it orally, as it then must clear thru your kidneys and liver first! ***If YOU have autoimmune diseases, find yourself a Functional Medicine doctor (who treats the WHOLE body, just not individual conditions)--NOT an endocrinologist!! Go to the website of Dr. Mark Hyman in MA and read about Functional Medicine. If you are interested, email their office and ask them to send you a link to F.M. practitioners. ***If you have been told that your thyroid function is "low normal" and you know that it is worse than that, get a copy of Mary Shomon's book on Hypothyroidism, and she lists the MANY blood tests that can be done (besides just the standard TSH test) to determine if you really are hypothyroid! She also has another book on Autoimmune diseases. READ all labels for OTC supplements and pick those that do NOT contain the following: Soy, yeast, gluten, wheat, dairy, sugar, salt, egg, shellfish, preservatives...or anything that YOU are allergic or sensitive to!! Don't just blindly buy ALL your various supplements from one brand--some may be good, others may not..... TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR OWN HEALTH--do not just assume that your 'doctor' knows what he/she is doing! Most are very unfamiliar with autoimmune issues--even Endocrinologists sometimes fail to check for a second or third autoimmune issue, once they have found the first one.............................................7/1/14: I am still caring for my husband 24/7, so I do not come onto this site, unless someone asks me a question on one of my old posts......read less
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