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Re: TSH Levels Cairo

Posted by Larry Hoover on July 24, 2004, at 7:32:32

In reply to Re: TSH Levels Larry Hoover, posted by Cairo on July 23, 2004, at 9:10:10

> > In either case, is not supplementation warranted? Do you believe it would be ill-advised to consider supplements while awaiting the endo appointment? I'm unclear on that element of your comments.
> >
> > Lar
> I'm just wondering if vitamins/supplements could skew the results of lab tests that might be necessary for diagnosis

I think it curious that you say skew. Then diagnosis or medication would not be needed? Helping the body work better, with a goal to avoiding hormone supplements, is my hope. There is no hormone supplementation regime which even comes close to matching the pattern and sensitivity of normal hormone release. I would not wish that "treatment" on anyone, if it can be avoided.

> or if they could potentially make a situation worse, such as stimulating the thyroid when you already have high cortisol levels.
> What do you think?
> Cairo

Well, if somebody made the situation worse, we wouldn't likely know, as no test series had yet been conducted.....but I again will state that I know of no such cases, except those where extraordinary and toxic intakes of supplements have occurred. (As there are always conditions underlying statements I make, I will say that some people have very "fragile" thyroid function, akin to "brittle" diabetics, and what might be a minor intervention in others might lead to exaggerated disturbance in the "fragile" members....but you only learn that by 'doing the experiment'.)

That's my philosophy, applied to this case.





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