7 ways to raise TSH without reducing thyroid dose

You've just come to your doctor for your annual check-up. Either you feel fine and you want to get a renewal of your current thyroid prescription, or you feel rather hypothyroid and you're hoping to get an increased dose. But your doctor has been trained to say this: "Your TSH is below reference (or too … Continue reading 7 ways to raise TSH without reducing thyroid dose

Screening for central hypothyroidism during thyroid therapy

As I've outlined in a previous post, central hypothyroidism (CeH) is a failure or compromise in the hypothalamus and/or pituitary gland that causes defective TSH or inappropriately low TSH secretion. There, I echoed the complaints of world-leading experts in the field, Beck-Peccoz and Persani, who point out why it is so difficult to diagnose central … Continue reading Screening for central hypothyroidism during thyroid therapy

Why is central hypothyroidism so difficult to diagnose?

Every thyroid patient and doctor should become more informed about the challenges of diagnosing central hypothyroidism. Did you know that people can even have elevated TSH levels in central hypothyroidism? Wow, really? Yes, the research says so. A graph of research results reveals it clearly, too. Not only that, but here's another shocker. As of … Continue reading Why is central hypothyroidism so difficult to diagnose?

When dosing T3, you get higher levels of Triac

Surprise! You get a little bonus of Triac if you dose NDT or T3, and you might want to tell your doctor about its benefits & side effects. Triac is a naturally-occurring thyroid hormone metabolite that powerfully suppresses TSH without causing thyrotoxicosis. Most doctors are unaware of it. Triac's full chemical name is "3,3′,5-triiodothyroacetic acid," … Continue reading When dosing T3, you get higher levels of Triac