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Gerovital and Thyroid
Posted by: Collette
Date: January 28, 2012 5:47 AM

I'm 51 and have been taking Gerovital GH3 for the past 2 years. It has had a wonderful effect on me - energy, mood, skin, hair, joints are all improved. I love this stuff, and assumed I'd take it forever.
However, 4 weeks ago I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I actually wasn't feeling too bad at the time, my worst symptom was a swollen aching knee (diagnosed as arthritis, but now I'm not so sure) - the diagnosis came about from a blood test for menopause. I note from your article on Gerovital that it is a thyroid inihibitor, so I stopped taking it. I've been on thyroxine for 2 weeks now. I feel worse than I did before, and think it's the lack of GH3! I would appreciate any information or advice you might have on taking GH3 with Thyroxine, and whether it might have an adverse affect on thyroid disorder.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at January 28, 2012 4:21 PM by Dr. Kennedy.

Re: Gerovital and Thyroid
Posted by: drron
Date: January 28, 2012 4:26 PM

The problem with Hashimoto's is first too much thyroid, then too little, then too much - and back and forth. Gerovital is simply 2% Procaine (at least the original injectable form). It should have minimal or no effect on Hashimoto's. However, each person is different; if you can identify a definite effect then perhaps you should consider discontinuing it.

Re: Gerovital and Thyroid
Posted by: Collette
Date: January 28, 2012 11:46 PM

I haven't seen Hashimoto's described like that before. My understanding is that it is an underactive thyroid, and my question was about your statement that Gerovital is a thyroid inhibitor in your article dated 18/01/2012.

Re: Gerovital and Thyroid
Posted by: drron
Date: January 30, 2012 5:09 AM

Procaine has a minor influence and should be no problem in Hashimoto's. If you have Hashimotos's I suggest you learn about it so that you seriously understand it. That will help you in your thought process regarding treatment.



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