In october or something i went to the doctor cause i wanted to get my intestines examined because of crappy stool (just tiny amounts with effort ) which i had for half a year or something i first theorized celiac so i had already quit gluten for i don't know how many months.. no conclusive evidence was found that i had celiac only a genetic indicator that i had a high risk for it, but anyway, my TSH was high so they double tested it cause earlier (which was a while before i got these complaints) my TSH was fine (2.56 mU/l).. but now it was 5.2 mU/l they also tested my free T4 which was 10.4 pmol/l, pretty low but not in hypothyroid territory yet..
So when the hospital guy had sent the results of the entire investigation including those bloodresults back to my doctor, i said to her i was already trying stuff out with iodine cause i theorized iodine deficiency, anyway consistently supplementing one droplet a day (150mcg) eventually my stool was good again, big amounts after every meal basically, no condensing just coming out the way it went in with a brown tan.
But some days it was back to what it was and i also noticed it considerably in energy etc. i don't need a blood test to know that on those days if i had my blood tested it would be bad, but i wanted to make sure that when i walked in to get my blood tapped i felt (and witnessed in the toilet) i was having a good day in terms of thyroid, so i did. And my thyroid levels were ok.. my TSH was 2.9 mU/l and my free T4 was 11.8 pmol/l , but basically since friday or something my Thyroid based on feeling and toilet experience is down, it doesn't really seem to go away anymore..
But anyway the reason i wanted to come in on a good day is because if i walked in on a bad day and i got bad results she would've put me on hormones, so i wanted to get a good result and then explain to her that if she let me walk in again i would come on a bad day, so that's the next step to make an appointment for that and i guarantee you i will get a bad result.
But does anyone here have a clue what the problem might be or in what direction should be looked for causation? cause iodine (i also eat a brazil nut a day) works, but then on days it doesn't, it just crashes, first i theorized it was soy cause after i ate soy one day (as mayonaise with french fries i felt immediately fatigued, and the next day my thyroid was down as seen in the toilet and experienced, but there's to be no connection, cause i haven't eaten soy for a couple of weeks now and now again it's going on... my other theory was oxalate, but i don't test that cause that's rediculously restrictive, i wouldn't know what to eat anymore.
before i went vegan i avoided everything with refined sugar listed as an ingredient and everything with E-numbers in it especially monosodiumglutamate.. when i went vegan, or vegetarian rather (i ate eggs because i didn't do research about b12, though i knew ethically i had to go full vegan, but too lazy to do research) i weighed myself and in stead of the 85kg i always used to weigh i suddenly weighed 68kg on the edge of underweight.. i calculated how much calories i had been eating for half a year and it was 1000-1500 a day.. since then i have been counting calories to make sure i got enough.
But that was 6 months, which were 3-4 years ago or so.
I'm pretty convinced about adrenal fatigue though.. it would make sense for me, but it's hard to explain.
This is just horrible the iodine supping doesn't do anything anymore, it's now permanently bad again.. food is rotting inside of my body for more then 2 days cause there's just no movement in there.. the smell of regular bits of gas coming out is horrible.. if i wouldn't eat, go on a fast or whatever i probably would never take a crap, i really have the idea that the only movement there is that makes the tiny bit of condensed stuff coming out once a day (if lucky) is that i eat and thus it has to move somewhat.
My theories vary from adrenal fatigue to which i'm suspect of for a lot longer, something wrong in my mammal brain be it a tumor or whatever.. i've always said explaining to my psychologist that if i've been in a social situation and i've done something autistically stupid again, which is a given, or even just something as simple as having said thank you, while not being sure if it's normal to say that in that certain situation ( i have no clue about normal social protocol), my mammal brain goes nuts for weeks, months and if i think about such a situation even 20 years later i can still get that.. i always make a gun with my hand and aim it at my head to say i don't want to kill myself i want to kill my mammal brain, i want it to stop, cause no matter how much rational thoughts you throw at it it doesn't work... but also i can get raised (google translate told me the word raised) for example when i first started going to bed early and wake up early, i was finally asleep and my mother comes into my room and wakes me up asking if i'm seriously already sleeping (cause back then normally i would go to bed aroun 3 or 4 in the night).. i totally flipped and my brain, my mammal brain was pumped full of adrenaline the entire night, i haven't slept that entire night only walking through the house pumped up punching the walls etc. trying to tire myself out.
But anyway though first i thought iodine deficiency i doubt it has to do with diet at all, either it's something like adrenal fatigue, something with my mammal brain , or a combo.
I found at least one test that i could do myself in terms of adrenal fatigue which had to do when you stand up your blood pressure should immediately rise if healthy, while with adrenal fatigue it should stay the same or even drop, the further it drops the worse the adrenal fatigue.
But that was good.. when i lied down for 5 minutes, my blood pressure was 105-65 and when i stood up and immediately tested again it was 127-77, so probably the adrenal fatigue theory could go out of the window?
Saturday for example i had more then 3700 kcal on my cronometer, my cooked meal in the evening was small-normal compared to what i normally eat in the evening (the increased calories came from bananas) but i was unable to complete the meal, i pushed some in after i really already couldn't but there was a bit over.. i'm guessing something like 100 kcal worth.
Thanks for the test, i'll try it when i have a light.
Like I suggested earlier, your thyroid is nothing to self diagnose. I had to get a whole 360 degree panel, blood, neuro, and hormone panels. Then you can get a better picture of what is wrong. For me I had a number of things wrong with me, and until that moment I was then treated for everything by a functional medicine doctor. For a while I can't eat any grains, or fruit, but the list of things I could eat was plentiful. I know 80/10/10 is the way to go, but until I am healed I have to eat a bit more protein and fat than 10/10. The minute I got the professional grade supplements, and cut out grains, starches, and fruit, I felt like a million bucks. I am still raw vegan, and will go back to 80/10/10 ratios soon. Forget trying to figure it out on your own, you may make things worse. Trying to throw total calories at it may not make any difference if you don't figure out what's wrong first.