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Hypothyroid and Adrenals
Posted by: Fiona
Date: March 21, 2002 11:35 AM

I take Armour Thyroid and Cytomel daily. My thyroid problem is auto-immune and I believe my adrenals are involved as well. When diagnosed 2 years ago I was given Delta Corticosteriod daily, which I took for 4 months. After two years the consultant I was seeing stopped practicing and I went to my GP who took me off the Armour and left me on the T3. I started having hypothyroid symptoms again, and also had extremely bad back problems. I was on T3 for 6 months, and recently I have managed to see a consultant again who has put me back on the Armour and T3. In your web pages (which I have to say I found excellent and incredibly helpful), you suggest using Licuorice and Adrenal extract to support the adrenals. You say that Adrenal extract is easy to get in the USA. I live in the UK; can you could suggest a reputable brand that can be bought over the counter (I have relatives in USA who could send it to me). Also can you let me know the dosage I should take and for how long. Are there any adverse effects that you know of?



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RE: Hypothyroid and Adrenals
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: March 21, 2002 2:47 PM

Thanks for the easy questions. Country Life Adrenal Extract. Good company. Good product. One caplet each day. Very hard to get in trouble with side effects at this dose, even if your adrenals are normal. By the way, thanks for your good (English) English: spelling, punctuation, capitalization, diction, etc. I get very little of that from Americans. American culture takes very little pride in writing form, at least in postings on a web site. It rather irks me that my countrymen/women do not care not to mention that I typically have to do extensive corrections given that these questions and answers will be here for decades if not centuries.



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RE: Hypothyroid and Adrenals
Posted by: Fiona
Date: March 22, 2002 10:49 AM

Thank you for your very prompt reply and your kind comments about my use of English. I have to say that my spelling is not so good Ė unless I use a spell checker! I donít think the Americans are alone in the deterioration of their use of English. Many younger people here cannot write good English at all, and I think the education they receive is very much to blame. The use of good English is no longer a priority. I will get the Country Life Adrenal Extract and will show it to my consultant as well.



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