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brand new here please hack my labs

Discussion in 'Optimal Labs' started by renwoo, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. renwoo

    renwoo New Member

    hi all these are my labs from July, as I just discovered this site this week. I am a 40yo woman with Hashi's, 5ft 4 very overweight..215lbs, exhausted and terrible cycles... I think I need a new Endo after reading some of this site...I realize that he is not even checking my T3...thank you for your input! Oh also I have been on Synthroid for 6-7 years and was taking vit d inconsistently but now since July I am on 50,000 2x a week.

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  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    There is not enough to go on here. But your TG need to get better by eating better. Your GLc is solid but only a one time measure. You need a HS cRP and Vita D to see if your TSH is useful or not......my bet it is not. And I think a rev T3 would show how well the synthroid really is. you need a SHBG, free T3, rev T3 and a lot of other things to really assess how good bad or ugly things are. You really need to read BG 5, 6, 9, 11, and 12 a lot............then you may begin to see why this is all important.
  3. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Dr K already have given you answer.


    You can help your self a lot by

    Learning what it is and observing Circadian Rhythm

    Lying down in the bathtub, 30+min/day neck deep, cold water, 10+ pounds of ice.

    First two weeks are terrible.

    If not possible to bear-----do fatty acid analysis, likely too much Omega6 and not enough Omega3

    Do not, do not eat fish oils or krill oil. (More complicated than that).

    No exercising, or very very minor.

    Eating 1+ pounds/day mix of oysters, scallops, muscles, shrimps

    olive oil, coconut oil, clarified butter (ghee)


    drink green tea

    aim for 30% proteins, 70% fat (by calories)


    Circadian Rhythm maintenance:

    Sleep in legal dark room, within 10PM - 8AM period

    Eat 50% of your daily food within first 30min after wkeup

    Exposure you whole body to the best bright sunlight you can arrange, there are some discussions about how good is high intensity artificial light (when you are not able to arrange sunlight).

    lunch may be, may be not

    dinner, within 4-6 hours of bed time

    no snacking

    no artificial lights after sundown

    use flux.com program on your computer screen, amber filter, better do not use any electronic devices.


    Everybody needs this:

    2/day-->Super Selenium Complex, 200 mcg 100 capsules (lef.org)

    1 dropperfull/day

    Lugol's Iodine Family Pack -- 6 (2 fl. oz.) bottles



    Good source of vit D

    Biotic Research Bio-D-Mulsion Forte, 1drop=2000iu Vit D

  4. renwoo

    renwoo New Member

    This was my yearly checkup, my vit d is at the bottom its 17.5. He didn't like that and upped my synthroid I go in for an ultrasound and new labs in Nov. I honestly don't think he has ever measured T3, much less the others listed. I might have to find a new doctor.... How can I eat within 30 min if your supposed to wait 60 after synthroid?? Oh wow, and how do you get around not liking seafood?? This is all so foreign...Why no exercising? Thank you both for responding, wow this is all very new info to learn...I will go and read your blogs and get out my medical dictionary and paper to take notes :) thank you!

  5. Renwoo, please give yourself some time to read Jack's blogs. So much in there will help you.

    MOST IMPORTANTLY, there is no "might" about it. Find a new doc. 1st, look up other endo's and make at least 3 appointments and go interview them. I know this is so hard to do - but you must, this guy is not helping you. You are better off doing it yourself with info on here than what he is doing.

    When you have a lot of things to fix, you have to triage and make sure you take care of snagging the low hanging fruit - biggest thing is circadian cycles. . .then not eating damaging foods, then eating more good foods,and on down the line.

    Sometimes getting lost in the details and giving up is a way of avoidance. So what if you are not perfect on one thing way down the list when you start? You will find over time, these things - are easier done than said.

  6. I agree on you finding a new doc. I my personal experience, I couldn't find an endo to help. I called up several when I was looking for thyroid help and just asked the receptionist if he scripts natural thyroid or T3 (natural compounded T3 even better). They always said no so I went on to find a doc with thyroid experience and it turned out to be a hormone specialist. Use the phone to help as an interview method and save time and money. Once you have the docs you want to visit in person at least you will have the preliminaries out of the way.

    Also agree on the reading here. I know it seems overwhelming but try to digest what you can. And go back and reread certain ones several times. I still do that and get new info from the blogs each time. I have Hashis too and it is a pain to deal with and all the ramifications that come from it. But know you can be better than you are. Lots to do but well worth it! Start somewhere and you will already be further along than most! Good luck and enjoy the journey along the way...it's quite a ride!
  7. MartiD

    MartiD New Member

    My endo told me to take my synthroid at night before bed. I think more and more Drs. have started recommending that instead of morning. I have had no distruptions in sleep but only been on it a week!

    I disagree somewhat with the exercise. Everything place I have read about Hashi's is that daily light exercise is essential. Now for me that just includes walking, no hard core cardio and so far I am not doing weights but have heard that is good to keep bone strength. JMHO.

  8. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    About looking for a doctor.

    dr Kruse is MD

    He is a totally unusual MD.

    It is more important what he knows and for what he stands then what degree he holds.

    It is going to be a while before we can be optimistic and be able to find endo who (should be, by his job description and education) be able to help us.

    It is said that endos are at least good with diabetes. After reading what dr K have to say, that is also questionable.

    Dr Kruse have bigger fish to fry, he would like to change mindset of MD's.

    We, in the mean time need to survive until that (glorious) time.

    In the mean time, the odds are in favor of Osteopaths, in some states, chiropractors and Naturopaths.

    Or someone like dr Patricia Kane that eats MDs for breakfast and do not have any medical degree.

    There are also helpful MD's, just look for them.

    I am using my GP who is MD and I work with him since 1976.

    He saved my hide 15 years ago when my testosterone went down.

    Not that he know (or wants to know) about this stuff, but he was writing me scripts (that I came up with) and I asked for them,

    so lots of experimenting and learning, and surviving.

    My mainstay now is Osteopath (tristate-health.com).

  9. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Just few hours ago (I think) dr K made distinction between cross-fit (bad) and light walking (good).

    I would add dancing.

    Anybody from

    Rhytm and Shoes, Boonton (West Coast Swing) (now)


    Ballroom, Starlight, Nutley (previously).

    Yes, few minutes in the row (for an hour or 2 + total) of Viennese Watz, Quickstep & Foxtrot is probably little more than light walking. That may also include WCS @ +100 bpm


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