If you followed my posts this summer, I told how I was attacked by a virus that invaded my thyroid gland and sent me to hyperland. Not a nice place to be and I thought it would never end. It was sheer hell and now I truly feel for those who have a true hyperthyroid condition.
The thyroid is back to normal but my Free T3 is still low in relation to Reverse T3. TSH is a little low but I hear it takes a while to catch up. I took a little Iodoral (half a 12.5mg tab) for a few days last week. It was OK.
What happened to Cpn during this episode? Even though I was on 3 antibiotics, I think cryptic Cpn emerged from hiding in my bones (hyperthyriodism accelerates bone remodeling and I know I have had it in my leg bones) The last pulse of Tindamax I did in October created as strong a reaction as one of my first year pulses, Bone and muscle pain, muscle cramps and fleeting nerve sensations in ankles lower legs and the middle of my spine. I told my doctor about this and he agreed. How can Cpn resist all that juicy energy flowing around because of the hyperthyroid?
Anyway I feel like I am playing Whack-a-Mole with this nasty bug. My last pulse was better but I still have inflammation in my legs and the nerve sensations from time to time along the middle of my spine. I am taking extra niacinamide and alpha lipoic acid and that seems to be helping. I tried moving my pulses closer together like I did before but at this poin, there is too much inflammation. I will have to wait.
I saw the naturopath last week. She gave me some test results for tests:
Food allergies: I have about 15 foods to avoid for now
Stool test: No candida but positive for cryptosporidium and an unknown parasite (gave me an herbal treatment Allacyn for that)
Hormones are too high--she wants to adjust the dosage.
DHEA is very low: I tried to take 25 mgs for a couple of days but it stimulated my thyroid too much--will have to take a much smaller dose.
Cortisol is low: I'm taking Isocort now 4x a day
Also she gave me some Transfer Factor to boost immune system and a shake mix called MediClear Plus from Thorne.
We will be testing for Lyme and those co-infections next week. I am impressed by her knowledge.
Just unfortunate that this had to happen. I almost feel like I am back to year one again. The problem is
Cpn is hiding in a place that must be hard for the abx to penetrate--the bones. Good news is that a lot of fat is gone. Wonder if Cpn hangs out there also. Naw, nice juicy bone marrow sounds like its a lot more attractive than fat for this energy vampire!!