You need a complete hormonal lab analysis: Thyroid T3, T4 and TSH and a M.D. adept in interpreting, because you could be within normal limits and still have an out of whack thyroid. Your estrogen and testosterone levels should be managed with supplementation, if necessary. I use a compounding pharmacy located in Lakewood, CO that is safe and mails around the country. You need a doctor's prescription, as this is 'natural' pharmaceutical grade thyroid and hormone replacement. As a fellow sufferer of menopausal symptoms for over 20 years, changing my diet to eliminate all sugars, just lean meats, vegetables, small amount of fruit and large quantity of coconut oil for cooking and nuts and seeds, I have been able to eliminate estradiol. My body is making the correct amount of estrogen now and I am symptom free one year after changing my diet (after 22 years). Still taking the M.D. prescribed dessicated thryoid, as that is an autoimmune situtation. Don't give up!View Thread
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