Originally Posted by GoBecGo
Hmm, thanks. Well i downloaded the excel thing and it has my TSH as sitting low (-4) but my T4 and T3 are sitting both in +2, but "optimal" is directly below them. I guess with me being pregnant it's hard to know how i'd be "normally".
Most of the data I've read is based on treatment with dessicated thyroid, but I know that Stop The Thyroid Madness says that if you get up to a higher dosage and/or blood level and are still having "thyroid" symptoms, it's highly probable that you have an adrenal problem. Of course, mainstream medical practitioners tend only to recognize adrenal problems when they've advanced to the point of say Addison's or Cushing's.
Cortisol allows thyroid hormone to penetrate the cell in order to do it's "work" so if your cortisol is low, your thyroid has to work harder in order to produce the proper effect.
Most alternative practitioners (ime) are more experienced with "lesser" forms of adrenal disorders/adrenal fatigue so I might try that route (and, in fact, have done so