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Ok. Have you got any data on what your vitamin A levels are?Gaby said:It is without prescription, usually taken as a step before or instead of porcine dissecated extracts. I'll post some articles later. The one I use is from Allergy Research Group, Bovine Thyroid Tissue.Keyhole said:That TSH is still pretty high Gaby. Is it NDT? And if it is, which brand and what dose?Gaby said:Got my lab results and my TSH is down to 4.7. It used to be over 10 a year or so ago. I started taking a bovine thyroid glandular supplement too, but it was just a few doses before the lab test. I continue to take a drop of iodine any now and then. It really gives more energy and mental clarity when I do.
Might be a good idea to consider vitamin A in conjunction with the thyroid. Speaking from experience, the past 3 months of taking NDT 1-2 grains per day + vitamin A has COMPLETELY eliminated my dandruff and dry skin.
Test axillary temp first thing upon waking up preferably with mercury thermometer. Dr Broda Barnes said anything less than 36.5 is almost always hypothyroid.
If TSH stays high in a couple of weeks or so and your internal temps have not risen, Dr Ray peat advises that it is likely a Nitric Oxide issue. When NO is bound to cyt c oxidase, metabolism is unable to increase. So if you conclude that the problem with metabolism is NO, you could try two things : Near IR light via lightbulbs/ sunlight + 1-2mg Methylene Blue to displace the NO and detoxify it.
Hmm, again Broda Barnes and many physicians who were pioneers in thyroid health assumed the opposite to be true... Ray Peat has said that in his experience, that anything above 0.6-0.8 is basically hypo and the person is sick. The only healthy people he has seen have TSH far below even normal reference ranges. So, at 4.5 TSH, it may be worth trying out the internal body temperature measurement to try to gain an accurate perspective on how fast your metabolism is systemically.Persej said:That is very close to my 4.5. Like I said, I wonder if that is the true normal level of TSH in people who have sufficient amounts of iodine in their diets? When I had 6, with two drops, I could feel a little warmth in my thyroid, like I'm overloading a bit, but since I dropped to one drop and my new level is 4.5 I don't feel anything.Gaby said:Got my lab results and my TSH is down to 4.7. It used to be over 10 a year or so ago.