Low T3 Syndrome IV: An Autoimmune Disease You've Never Heard Of?

Low T3 Syndrome IV: An Autoimmune Disease You’ve Never Heard Of?

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This article is part of a special report on Thyroid Disorders. To see the other articles in this series, click here.

In the last article in this series I discussed several lines of evidence suggesting that inflammation is one of the primary causes of Low T3 Syndrome.

In this article we’re going to discuss another common, but lesser known, cause: autoimmune hypopituitarism.

Say what? I know that’s a mouthful. Let’s break it down.

The pituitary gland is located just below the hypothalamus, but outside the blood-brain barrier. It’s primary job is to monitor the levels of hormones produced by various endocrine organs (like the thyroid), and release stimulating hormones (like TSH) that direct those organs to produce their respective hormones (like T4 and T3).

The pituitary gland can be the target of inflammatory response to local infections, cancer or autoimmune reactions. When an autoimmune mechanism is involved, lymphocytic adenohypophysitis (LAH) or autoimmune hypopituitarism are the terms used to describe the condition. (I’ll refer to this condition as LAH throughout the article.)

What Is Autoimmune Hypopituitarism?

LAH is characterized by progressive destruction of pituitary tissue, which over time produces a decline in the function of the pituitary gland. (1) When the pituitary is damaged more than one hormone is affected, especially as the disease becomes more advanced.

It was originally believed that LAH occurred exclusively in pregnant women. (2) But although prevalence is still much higher in that population, we now know it also occurs in non-pregnant women, men and children. (3)

Adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) deficiency is most common (60 percent), followed by thyrotropin (TSH) deficiency (47 percent), gonadotropin (FSH/LSH) deficiency (42 percent), growth hormone deficiency (42 percent) and prolactin deficiency (34 percent).

What is remarkable about this condition is how unknown it is in spite of its prevalence. It’s true prevalence is unknown, but most investigators believe it is under-reported because it is often misdiagnosed. I’ve seen some estimates that it may affect up to 0.5 percent of the population and up to 40 percent of Hashimoto’s patients.

How Is Autoimmune Hypopituitarism Diagnosed?

The reason it’s so often misdiagnosed is that it’s difficult to pin down. It is strongly associated with other autoimmune diseases, which further complicates the clinical picture. In fact, concurrent autoimmune conditions are reported in 20 to 50 percent of LAH cases. (4)

Interestingly, Yoon et al. injected hamsters with Rubella virus glycoproteins and consistently induced LAH, as evidenced by autoantibodies to pituitary cells and infiltration of the pituitary gland by lymphocytes. (5) This finding suggests there may be some connection between viral infections and LAH.

Other investigators have identified antibodies to growth hormone (GH), thyrotropin (TSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH) in cases of LAH. (6) Unfortunately, the only conclusive test for LAH is a tissue biopsy, which is obviously problematic due to the location of the pituitary gland.

Low levels of the pituitary hormones can indicate LAH, but they can also be a sign of other functional problems with feedback in the hypothalamus or a primary problem with the hypothalamus itself.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of LAH?

The hallmark sign of LAH is atrophy of the gonads, adrenals and thyroid gland. Endocrine tissue is similar to muscle tissue in the sense that it will atrophy if it’s not stimulated regularly (similar to how men who take testosterone have shrunken testes).

Symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Impaired vision
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Hyperprolactinemia

However, LAH is difficult to characterize because it can mimic so many other conditions.

A problem with the pituitary gland can affect the entire endocrine system, because the pituitary sends out the stimulating hormones that direct the organs (thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, testes, etc.) to produce their respective hormones.

This is, of course, how LAH can lead to low T3 levels.

It’s also interesting to note that there appears to be a connection between LAH and celiac disease. (What isn’t connected with celiac disease?) Delvecchio et al found that about 40 percent of newly diagnosed celiac patients had anti-pituitary antobidies in their blood and it resulted in – at a minimum – growth hormone deficiency. (7) This is an important finding that I have rarely seen discussed.

How Is Autoimmune Hypopituitarism Treated?

Not very well, in the conventional model. Some doctors use immunosuppressants like prednisone, azothioprine and methotrexate, but the risks and side effects of these drugs can often be worse than the disease itself.

The first step to take is to make sure you’re eating a diet that is free of foods that tend to provoke an autoimmune response. A Paleo-type diet is the best starting place, but you may also want to remove dairy, nightshades and eggs for at least 30 days because those foods can be problematic for people with autoimmune disease.

It’s also important to focus on nutrients that support proper T-regulatory cell function, like vitamin D and glutathione, and nutrients that support overall immune health like vitamin C, iodine and selenium.

I would also consider low-dose naltrexone (LDN), a medication that is being used to successfully treat a wide range of autoimmune diseases – including Hashimoto’s and Graves’. In most cases I don’t recommend pharmaceuticals because they tend to suppress symptoms without improving function. LDN, however, actually improves the function of the body by upregulating endogenous endorphin production and balancing the immune system.

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  1. A major cause,
    Consistently overlooked, of Low T3 Syndrome in females would be Surgical Menopause. Especially
    In young patients (primarily patients that were too young for TH & Bilateral Oophorectomy.) When both the ovaries AND the uterus are removed, it is extremely difficult to achieve optimal hormone levels. Especially if surgical menopause hapoens at a very
    Young age- 20s or 30s. The stress on the body from the lack of estrogen &
    Progesterone is immense and undervalued! Additionally, the hormones that are used to replace the natural hormones are synthetic; either lab created or soy/yam based. Neither ideal, and nothing can adequately replace what is biologically natural to the female reproductive & endocrine System.

  2. I been taking Thyroid meds for a year now, instead of feeling better I was constantly tired. someone mention to me to take Iron, Thyroid meds depletes your iron. so I bought Flintstone with IRON. To my amazement I was feeling so much better in two days. but you have to take it 4-6 hours after your thyroid meds. now I can function again.

    • Hi Chris, I went to doctor for fatigue, muscle weakness etc.
      only my tsh3 ultra was out of range. .07. I did come up with low vitamin d. 22 on a range of 30-100.. And started vit. d 4000 IU’s . I had two tests done one by GP and 2nd by Gastro. They are consulting an endocrinologist – but they seem to busy and it was brushed off. I read under inflammation avoid dairy, eggs, nightshades. I am sensitive to bell peppers – can’t eat – causes vomiting. And stated I don’t eat Bc food makes me tired . I said even protein like an egg- makes me want to go back to bed. I got probiotics Bc I said dairy goes through me. I feel like I’ve been banging my head against a wall years with fatigue. MCV 99.1- MCH 35.4 bilirubin .2
      lipids- chol- 248 tri- 350 VLDL70 ldl- 133 chol HDL ratio 5.5. Given Lipitor . I forgot to mention at offices that my throat is irritated over month . I have planters fasciitis and wonder should I start anti- inflam indomethacin 75 mg. or will this mask illness when I go to endocrinologist. My body aches from my skull, back ,right arm, hips, calves, and feet. ( assuming due to planters facitis ? My concern is I’m just going to be put on anti depressants. For 20 yrs- I’m 46. When fatigue is bad – I’m given a new anti depressant. The symptoms you listed memory eye sight I have all except I don’t know what the last symptom meant but I have all. I do not eat Bc eating makes me tired. I eat Btwn 5-7 pm. That’s it. My body is thin but my stomach looks pregnant – I am constantly asked when is baby due. When I was size 4 stomach bloated like pregnancy too. Now I am size 12 and gained 14lbs in 3 months – maybe from fatigue. I have been blown off years by dr.s years. They can’t understand unless they lived in my body. I give up on dr.s I take all their antidepressants – willingly . I do get anxious and rapid heart at times. But I don’t feel depressed. Just tired and I am very physically active and strong – this weakness- sleeping 2-3 days lately is not my normal. Please please help. My life’s purpose is to help others, volunteer, serve, be a mother and I just feel it’s worsening. After volunteering I will go home and sleep an entire day – if I’m able.

      • Your symptoms sound very much like what I was going through 3 years ago. It took forever for doctors to determine I had an autoimmune attack on my stomach cells that was causing b12 deficiency. Do you know if your b12 blood level is within range? If not, I would get tested for autoantibodies involving the stomach or intrinsic factor.

      • Danielle-It’s possible that you may have a systemic yeast infection. Maybe try a supplement called Candex (look online). The bloating could be “wheat belly” so try avoiding bread and other wheat products for a wk and see if that helps. Another possibility is ascites (fluid in your abdomen). Have you had your liver checked?Good luck!

  3. Chris,
    I have low T3 .01
    But low normal T4 & TSH.
    I FEEL EXHAUSTED. I take 100 synthroid and 25 Liothyronine
    I have the antibody for Hoshimotoes. What would you recommend. I have my blood work done every 3 months and my dr is constantly changing the doses. It’s been years since I felt normal. I may have low T3 Syndrome, although my dr has never mentioned it to me I have all the symptoms.

  4. Hey Chris,

    Thanks so much for your work! I have read all the articles on the Low T3 syndrome and feel that it very well may be a cause for my hypothyroid conditions.

    A month ago, I started taking 75 mcg Armour Thyroid for my hypo thyroid symptoms (lack of energy, foggy head/head ache, lack of motivation). I had been taking generic Synthroid since 21 years old (now 24) and was experiencing worsening of symptoms this summer.

    In october, I saw an endocrinologist who told me that many patients she sees with hypo symptoms improve on T3 supplementation with Nature or Armour. A month later, I have improved symptoms – more energy as long as I eat a certain amount in the AM and throughout the day. I do not seem to be having increased heart rate or cardio issues that you had mentioned could happen with supplementing T3.

    Have you found patients with non chronic illness that have improved with using meds like Armour to supplement T3? My goal is to determine if it is possible to get off the medication and rely on diet, supplements, and exercise to treat my conditions as folks like Dr. Kharrazian have suggested. I also understand that it will take some blood work and trial and error to learn this for sure; but I am trying to get some idea from another professional since my doctor does not know what else might be the cause.

    Thanks so much,

    Joe

  5. my son is 16 and had gained over 200 lbs in the last 2 and half years, finally they found his thyroid outof the worldlow, but it did not show up on regular blood work he was putin the hosp. with svt which he has also developed and after running many test they found this, i had told nthem years ago his thyr. was bad but was ignored more than once by numerous dr. he is not diabetic at all, even after he eats it hardly ever goes over say 148 and always runs 88-98, no high blood pressure, he does stay thirsty all the time, sweats all the time, urine is dark, only urinates maybe 2 times a day and he drinks alot of water, no soda at all, he used to be active after weight gain he is not, a er doctor told him one nhight that his heart was gonna burst, this w2as after i had got him a tread mill and he had staRTED TRYING TO EXERCISE..Granted yes it went to 283 and he did not respond at all to 4 vials of accididen (i don’t know how to spell it) the one that stops your heart, but when cardizan was given it immediately dropped……..He did not need to hear that..He weighs 434 lbs..he is so depressed he can’t stand it he went from being a football star in middle school to what he thinks blowing up and not being able to do anything about it…What do you think could be the problem, we only by 1per. or skim milk if we even buy it and if we eat out he has sub way, yes a 12 in, on 9 grain oat club with light mayo and honey must. but he saves half for the other part of day..His liver count has been up, then the next time it will still be up but it will have come down so much that they think it will be ok, then the next time it is back up., He does not have hep., but does have fatty liver, apparently that is not big deal, sinse it can be corrected and sirrossis is not a worry, I worry nover everything…This week I am just getting on the phone, comp., and everything else and start over…First I AM GOING TO TRY TO FIND A GOOD PERSONAL DOCTOR, NOT ONE THAT SENDS ME TO 50 DIFFERENT ONES, AND I AM GETTING OUT OF THIS TOWN AND FINDING SOMEON WITH SOME MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE TO HELP US BEFORE IT IS TO LATE, THATS WHY I EMAILED YOU..ANY IDEAS THAT MIGHT AT LEAST GIVE ME SOME AIR? SORRY THERE R SO MANY TYPOS

    • There are many possible causes of weight gain which have little to do with how much your son eats. He could have some adrenal condition that produces excess cortisol which will cause fat gain. His pancreas might be producing excess insulin (hyperinsulinemia) which causes fat gain. His liver might be storing glucose as fat and not making it available for fuel. It could be a combination of these things. Probably seeing an Endocrinologist (not just a diabetes doctor) would be a good start.

    • “what do you think could be the problem”

      um, yes he has a messed up thyroid, but woman, i am so pissed of at u. the food that u wrote he eats….. read what u wrote again and ponder if that food is healthy. cut out all gluten, all sugar and dairy, and foods that he is allergic to.. those are all poisons. his broken body is getting more and more damaged eating that. thyroid especially is getting poisoned by junk food, gluten in particular. his metabolism will never rise for him to lose weight. yes it will cost money to eat healthy, but better that than him having a stroke or some terminal illness very soon, right?… get him on a paleo diet (no diary). the food atm is killing him. after he has lost some weight, i would also recommend a high intensity interval training rutine 2 times a week for him to strengthen his cardio system

      trust me, he is in deep shit, and it will take serious changes to his life style for him to get better.. the sooner u realise this the better. liver, thyroid, adrenals etc are all being poisoned by the diet he is on atm

      • also the fatty liver thing he has… the single most contributing factor so many people have fatty liver? sugar.. people have recovered from fatty liver cutting out sugars from the diet. there is just too much to write…

        and lol, fatty liver is a big issue.. it cant do a proper job at clearing out the junk from his body. trust me, if u continue feeding him a sugary diet, his fatty liver will never get better

        cut out sugar alone, and things will change for him, i promise that. but in the condition he is in, that wont be enough, so i would advise to do all the other things ive recommended and also educate yourself more on this issue, but not from doctors. medical community is an abomination, plenty of obese people on this planet that doctors couldn’t help but were healed by a change in lifestyle. medicine is a big business, always remember that

        going to doctors who will give him meds and not changing his lifestyle is the worst thing to do basically, doctors dont treat the cause, they treat the symptoms ie they wouldnt treat the core of what caused his horrible health (probably the diet, im guessing) they would treat each of his symptoms ie blood sugar, fatty live etc etc with a med. usually the just add “yeah change the diet eat less” bla bla bla.. but seldom do they know WHAT is RIGHT to eat. cos they dont have a clue

        lol, if that kind of approach makes sense to anyone. but people still do it, that is why there are so many obese people everywhere

        hope this helps u. remember, go on different forums, and read how people have recovered from this with lifestyle changes, read on paleo, ketogenic diet, high intensity exercise etc etc

    • “he stays thirsty all the time . . .” He should have a pituitary work up including an MRI of the pituitary. My husband goes to the pituitary clinic at Strong Hospital, Rochester, NY.

    • I had a brain tumor hemorrhage in my head and take out my pituitary gland. I started gaining weight and got so desperate that I was exercising ever day and still was gaining weight, until I found a new endocrinologist. She gold me that my growth hormone was probably low and if the levels in my body r low it is extremely hard to lose weight. Please get your growth hormone levels checked.

      • Cont. After getting my growth hormone levels checked, I found out my levels were low in my body. My Dr. Said, if u have low growth hormone levels it is extremely hard to lose weight,and she was right. I exercised back then in 2006 and 2007 almost every day and could not lose weight. After finding out I had low growth hormone levels I started taking shots every day. The medication was humatrope which is growth hormone medication. I lost 60 lbs after starting the GH med. The medicine its self didn’t take the weight off, but if I exercised it helped the weight to come off. I hope this helps someone, because I know how it feels to work out all the time and not lose one pound. If u take this medicine and work out it will help u take off the weight. You will just need to find a good endocrinologist dr.

  6. I have taken synthroid for 32 years and it appears that my T3 has been low for the last few years when i was looking back over my lab results. I have had gut issues for the last 8 years and sleep issues being exhausted in the morning.I also get migraines but not as often as I used to. It is just that my muscles tighten and do not release. Gluten free helped the body pain leave a few years ago. I am mostly vegetarian but wonder if i am getting enough protein in my diet. I have been giving myself B12 shots which I feel has helped. My question is can Hashimoto ( hypo thryroid) people take Naturthroid or Armour? I was told it was animal product and that one should not. I had adrenal fatigue or burn out and am still coming back from that. I think it is a life long project. I am 62 but exercise daily and have lots of energy at times but certainly not in the morning. Sleeping through the night would help.Thanks you for any advice reguarding the thyroid medicine. Can you split the synthroid in two and take half in the middle of the day also? Would this help? Thank you!

    • Yes, many hashimoto patients take armour.

      If you take synthroid, make sure you don’t eat at least an hour before and after taking it.

  7. I had been on synthroid for49 years. had a goiter when I was 18 and had all but 2% of thyroid gland removed. been up and down for quite some time. recently like with a month tsh went up to 34 by increasing synthroid. got off of that and was on t3 meds only and could not tolerate. currently off everything. going for another test however, I am good for one week then feel the lump in my throat and it starts again. I exercise everyday on a body vibrator eat pretty much paleo. what next? am on many supplements !

  8. Hi, i have been chronically unwell for roughly 2-3 years now. Blood tests after blood tests, gynae consults, endoscopy finding chronic gastritis, upper and lower abdo ultrasound all clear. Laat blood tests showed b12 levels of 106 so had 6 injections, followed by more blood tests to check for celiac and autoimmune pernicious anaemia. All tests have returned normal and am back to square one.
    Chronic fatigue, IBS symptoms, depression, night sweats, weight loss/anorexia, insomnia, chronic back pain, intermittent frequently needing to urinate way more than am drinking. So now my gps have cut me adrift again. I’m convinced there is a pituitary/adrenal/autoimmune link but cant get my docs to take this further as my tests are within range. Do any here recognise these symptoms abd what would you advise. In the uk our primary physicians are bound by guidelines for referring and as i am “normal” no referral. Would it be worth me going to see a private physician and in what area if so.
    Many thanks for reading this, im only 32 with two young kids and need my get up and go back as it has gotten up and gone..

    • Dear Hayley, as a UK person too, I really feel for you up against our narrow and dreadfully limited NHS. So frustrating!
      You didn’t mention anything on the diet front that you have done, so here I just want to suggest that you get off all cereal grains entirely. That means not only those with gluten in (obviously) but also those that sport the label ‘gluten-free’. The truth is NO grains are gluten free, even the pseudo-grains, like buckwheat and quinoa cause autoimmune reactions in some people, and you won’t know if you are one of those unless you get off them all, entirely. Sensitive people also can react to any of the beans, i.e. all the pulses (though lentils seem to be the least reactive) and even coffee. Yup, it’s a bean. Chocolate could also trigger an immune reaction, but that is even less usual, except in those with migraines where it is a know trigger (and I have not followed up all the ins and outs of this one). Also there is often a cross reaction with casein, i.e. the protein in all dairy products. Indeed 50% of people with reactions to glutens/gliadins and other proteins in cereal grains also react to casein. So, get yourself on a diet free from ALL CEREAL GRAINS, ALL PSEUDO-GRAINS, ALL DAIRY PRODUCTS. It sounds like a lot to change but lots of great things are IN, such as meat, fish, eggs, offal, shellfish, all vegetables (apart from potatoes in any sort of quantity) and all sorts of fats and oils other than the yellow bottles of ‘vegetable oil’ of any sort as these are very inflammatory, being high in omega 3 fatty acids.
      If you want to know if you have any reactions to any aspect of cereal grains before you take on the not inconsiderable changes to your diet, I recommend you get tested via Cyrex Laboratories. You can only get these through a practitioner who is signed up with them (as I am) as they offer by far the best testing for reactions to grains, to dairy, to cross reactions to other things and far far more. I wouldn’t bother with any other tests or laboratories for reactions to grains as they are simply not good enough (in my humble opinion). Other labs are good for some things, great in fact, but Cyrex definitely do the best tests for reactions to cereals and cross reactions, including reactions in the nervous system, which can manifest as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, and the whole autistic spectrum (though that is not all there is to autism of course).
      Cyrex have only recently become available in Britain, as they are an American lab, but have just opened up offices in Surrey and Ireland. (The Irish have very high rates of reaction to cereal grains).
      Good luck with it.
      Afifah

    • Have you had bloodwork for Sjogren’s Syndrome in particular or Lupus or R.A.
      I would ask for these tests as this sounds a great deal like my late 20’s.
      Reading your post was deja vu.
      Good luck to you!

    • Look into something called.mthfr. it is gene that causes a whole myriad of problems. Medical doctors don’t seem to recognize it but some natureopaths do. I have lyme ffibromyalgia and have no energy and depression. It is worth a look if you can find anyone to do the test and then it is also finding someone to treat it. Worth a look. Good luck to you.

    • Haley your symptoms sounded just like the ones I was having prior to them removing a tumor and also my pituitary gland that was suffocated by the same I still have uneasy feelings but it is better than where I was at first. I pray that you find the help you need. Peace and love ♡.

    • Your symptoms sound very much like what I was going through 3 years ago. It took forever for doctors to determine I had an autoimmune attack on my stomach cells that was causing b12 deficiency. Do you know if your b12 blood level is within range? If not, I would get tested for autoantibodies involving the stomach or intrinsic factor.

  9. I have was so very I’ll for a month and am a little better now but have Hashi and had been in the hyper stage for 3 years now even though test were coming back jus slightly hyper. The lasts 30 days was I. ER twice with horrific headaches, heart palpitations, rapid heart rate and stomach pain. Of course they treated it like a cardiac event and when they realized I wasn’t having. Heart attack sent me home. Went to an Internist who did blood work and my TSH, free T4 and free T3 were all suppressed. She thought it was my Pituitary and referred me to Endocrine Specialist who didn’t examine me at all and told me to stop taking my Cytomel (25 mcg) for a month and have blood draw. My BP which has always been normal was starting to shoot up and down. He ignored this and all my other symptoms i.e. Neck swelling, fever, insomnia, blurred vision, etc. I thought I was dying I felt so bad. I went home and did as he said. Was only taking 100mcg synthroid a day and waited a little over 30 days. During this time I gained 17 lbs, got depressed, was hot all the time and not sleeping in addition to my remaining symptoms, got blood work today and still TSH and free T3 are suppressed but Free T4 is up to 1.32. Still have not heard from Dr. What is your thoughts? It is so hard to work in this condition. Am exhausted and foggy. Luckily I work from home so blessed in that regard.
    Thanks for all you do for us,
    Anetha

  10. Have you seen the greek study on hashimotos? 200 micro of selenium for a year dropped TPO antibodies 21%

  11. Hello Chris

    I have many symptoms listed you mentioned and others within this conversation. My question is if there has been a link to autoimmune hypopituitarism and a pituitary adenoma tumor?

    Thank you
    Melanie

  12. Chris,
    First and foremost, THANK YOU! Your posts are very informative and well written.

    In your research, have you come across low T4, normal/low T3 and low TSH? I found one source that linked it to adrenal fatigue, where the adrenals are down regulating the thyroid. I am curious on your take.

  13. I have used LDN very successfully for Hypopituitary and Hashimotos. We tested hormones after only two weeks and many tested at NORMAL levels! I had already recovered from Fibromyaligia with Exercise, Supplements for MTHFR, Autoimmune Diet, and HRT. LDN was the icing on the cake! So much has improved. Now I have to keep all these balls in the air! 😉 Still, I have a full life now. Love you for all your support Chris! I have listened to every podcast as I cook my way to AIP health! You are fabulous darling!

  14. I am so happy to see this post. I was diagnosed with resistance to thyroid hormone, hashimoto’s, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and thyroid cancer. All my symptoms have gone away with low dose naltrexone and high doses of T4/T3 thyroid drugs. I hope other people suffering from the autoimmune disease can experience a full recovery like I have using these drugs. Many doctors are reluctant to prescribe T3 and T4 drugs to those who have no visible hypothyroidism showing up in their blood. Only three years into treatment did I finally receive a diagnosis of hashimotos. I have sent two friends to my doctor who were diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. They have experienced full recovery using T3 and T4 drugs even though they both had no thyroid dysfunction on their blood tests. If someone has all the symptoms of hypothyroidism, I do not understand why doctors would refuse a trial of thyroid drugs. Luckily, I found a doctor who was willing to treat my hypothyroid symptoms with these drugs. Dr. John Lowe wrote a book called The Metabolic Treatment of Fibromyalgia which discusses the recovery of many patients using T3 and T4 drugs, even though the patients show no thyroid dysfunction on blood tests. I hope the medical community will catch up one day to Dr. Lowe’s research.

  15. I am a 55 year old male have Fibromyalgia / Celiac Disease Manny autoimmune issues Thyroid Low T3 and I believe likely is very Hypopituitarism issue or related to my pututitary gland is the cause of my low T3 T4 and free T3 am taking compounded thyroid meds .

  16. I am going through a somewhat similar situation. Thyroid Peroxidase showed to be high at 65 and Thyroblobulin at 18. The nutrionist said those antibodies pointed to Hashimotos, so put me on Thyroplex and Iodoral daily. Didnt I understand Chris as saying do not take iodine if in this state of having those antibodies (Hashimotos)?

  17. Why in the world would you recommend naltrexone? I just looked it up and it is used for people trying to get off drugs and alcoholics trying to stop drinking!

    • Full strength Naltrexone and Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) are not the same. The low dose helps people significantly with many types of diseases. Might want to visit LDNInfo.org to find out about LDN

      David Gluck, MD, says, “LDN is absolutely unique. And that’s part of its problem, in that it’s a brand new paradigm, a new way of thinking of treatment. Instead of the medication actually doing the work, LDN goes into the body and essentially tricks the body by forcing it to double and triple its output of endorphins and metenkephalin, also known as opioid growth factor (OGF). Those endorphins and metenkephalin, in turn, cause the immune system to strengthen. A nice way to think about LDN is that it is not like any other medication whatsoever. It is a way to strengthen the immune system.”

  18. Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) would help you a lot, or it does most people. Whatever your health issue, it “essentially tricks the body by forcing it to double and triple its output of endorphins and metenkephalin, also known as opioid growth factor (OGF)”. This will help your health in a number of ways, among them is reduced inflammation and regulation of your thyroid hormones. LDN helped my mother survive a grade four Glioblastoma brain tumor and now she’s on the mend from the horrible radiation they gave her.

    ***As long as you are not taking any type of opiate pain killers (make sure of this)***, you can take LDN. If you need help in locating a doctor to prescribe or, you can compound your own, contact me here https://www.facebook.com/lowdosenaltrexone

  19. I have no diagnosis;6 yrs. now with all kinds of bone & joint pain & tons of other pains. Dr wants to keep giving me these meds that made me worse than better & can kill 5 ways. I don’t want the meds anymore. I take Neurontin 2X daily & it helps. Can’t sleep, trouble walking or sitting. Use my arms or legs or hands and they start hurting or freeze up. I have carpal tunnel too. I’m too old to come down with these things now, and you all are so young to have to cope with all the hurting. I am interested in the SCeNar machine & it’s cost. I want to feel better, faster than the more than 6 years I have felt like I was beat with a bat daily. georgia

    • Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) would help you a lot, or it does most people. Whatever your health issue, it “essentially tricks the body by forcing it to double and triple its output of endorphins and metenkephalin, also known as opioid growth factor (OGF)”. This will help your health in a number of ways, among them is reduced inflammation and regulation of your thyroid hormones. LDN helped my mother survive a grade four Glioblastoma brain tumor and now she’s on the mend from the horrible radiation they gave her.

      ***As long as you are not taking any type of opiate pain killers (make sure of this)***, you can take LDN. If you need help in locating a doctor to prescribe or, you can compound your own, contact me here https://www.facebook.com/lowdosenaltrexone

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