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    raster
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    I am testing my house for radon gas because in the PNW it leaches from the ground and can enter basements from the basalt in the ground.

    With winter setting in I been having some awful symptoms lately that are very hard for to explain and I haven’t had them before. I just feel like crap all of the time, and I am very sensitive to the cold. I take the bus and rail to work and go outside about 5-10 minutes ands its probably close to 40 degress F. I dress quite warm wearing wool clothes with a heavy puffy jacket. I still am cold 2 hours later and have trouble recovering from being outside in the cold just for 5-10 minutes.

    I also have puffy hands, and am rapidly losing my hair.

    I am going to do the thyroid test with my naturopath today and do take an iodine supplement already but if I have radon gas, this might not be enough.

    My question: For those of you who have addressed their thyroid problem, how long did it take for you to notice improvement? When this improved did your ability to fight candida improve?

    -raster

    #112331

    ThomasJoel2
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    Are you taking anything to support your adrenals? I know that if you take thyroid support before addressing the adrenals there’s the potential that you will further stress your adrenals and cause a worsening of symptoms.

    Dr. Rind believes you can track adrenal/thyroid function by taking your body temperature daily. I know this doesn’t address the radon question, but you might want to check his website out: http://www.drrind.com/therapies/metabolic-temperature-graph

    #112334

    raster
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    Ya, I am supporting my adrenals already so I found these symptoms to be a little suprising…especially when I haven’t been doing anything strenous for a few months.

    -raster

    #112341

    flailingWcandi
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    raster;50855 wrote: Ya, I am supporting my adrenals already so I found these symptoms to be a little suprising…especially when I haven’t been doing anything strenous for a few months.

    -raster

    Hey, Raster!

    Sorry, bro – completely ‘get’ where you are at with being cold. Literally, cold sucks the living life out of me just like that, almost like hypothermia – it’s about all I can do to turn up the heat, climb into bed and just try to stay warm. Yet, I still get massive night sweats at times which it doesn’t matter what the temp is, I’m freezing and literally have to get up out of bed to use a hair dryer just to dry my hair, as I wake up with it literally dripping sometimes wet from sweat: which I am embracing as a good sign of the body trying to rid toxins but, it could also be a huge negative sign of it needing to sweat itself out of toxins while I sleep – weird, eh? Typically, when I go a little over the line with something or another, usually some type of sugar – D’oh!

    I don’t have any ideas on what the cause is, Doc ran adrenal tests last year and they all came back with no concern, at least from his point of view and I do respect him so, I let it go at that. My suspicion (nothing but, a personal opinion with no back up)is it’s the fungus, not the yeast overgrowth but, dunno.

    Blessings. Hope you start feeling better soon – me, I’m still struggling but, making little progress here and there, still zigging when I should be zagging or zagging when I should be zigging…..yet, I’m still working at it that’s all I can do.

    Keep in mind though, my case is more than unusually extreme due to 8 years of mis-dx after mis-dx, pushing more and more antibiotics at me when I was really sick. I was even put on TB meds for six months from a TOP GI specialist out of UCSF – he didn’t even take the time to take a candida blood test to verify the TB skin pop test wasn’t a false positive. Every one of us with mycotoxins roaming around systemically the TB skin pop test will come up with a “false” positive. Not knowing any better, I was a good patient doing everything asked of me and got much worse, now I know why. Shame but, that’s why my case is so extreme duration, antibiotic abuse combined with years of intense stress in the business world, etc.. I just flat out blessed and lucky to be alive and have an incontestable FIRM LAB DX to prove what a ringer the medical community put me through. I don’t care what anyone says: peace of mind in knowing has helped create a more healing environment internally.

    So, keep that in mind…..

    #112355

    raster
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    My naturopath has an iodine test and I failed it within 6-12 hours. This means I am deficient in iodine and I could have hypo-thyroidism. This sucks and explains everything…

    Thank you fukishima, thank you!

    -raster

    #112381

    maposch33
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    Raster, funny you bring this up. I thought being an “expert” on Candida that your symptoms would just be from Candida and you had it all figured out. I do not mean any disrespect at all.

    What I mean is I have been going to my Alternative doctor for Candida. I have been on diet and supplements for about 6 weeks. But I have had symptoms (gassy, bloated) many times during 6 weeks.

    I have always had cold hands and feet during cooler temperatures, even in house. And I have a hard time tolerating cold. I don’t sweat much even during working out and I have extremely dry skin.

    I mentioned this at my follow up appt just this past Tuesday 11/5. It seems that there is something besides the Candida. Like I have a slow metabolism. I don’t generate enough energy to digest foods maybe. Doctor said to do the underarm temperature test for 2 weeks and getting a blood test. I go back in 3 weeks. I hope this explains things for me.

    I hope you also feel better with this new problem. Thank you for all your previous support.

    Good luck,

    Mike

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    raster
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    Yup I have heard the stories about it over and over on the forum. I didn’t really have any symptoms of it until this winter hit and I have had trouble dealing with the cold.

    There’s a simple home iodine test you can do on yourself. It involves rubbing iodine on your arm and seeing how long it takes to absorb. For a healthy person, it should last 24 hours.

    After day 1 of iodine and thyroid supplements, I feel a ton better. I even had night sweats last night which is very strange considering how I have felt really cold at night here (I have oil heat so don’t crank it up).

    Yesterday I had more energy than normal as well.

    -raster

    #112393

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    raster;50855 wrote: Ya, I am supporting my adrenals already so I found these symptoms to be a little suprising…especially when I haven’t been doing anything strenous for a few months.

    -raster

    Raster, I had to raise my thyroid recently. I use Armour) I became so foggy and dazed I coulndt move. My old primary always had me take my temp before rising in the morning and keep a 10 day record of it.

    How do I support my adrenals?

    #112396

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    In order to support your adrenals, you need to take specific supplements. I use standard process supplements because they are the oldest vitamin manufacturer in the world. There are other ones out there including homeopathics but I can’t recommend a specific product because I haven’t tried any out. I take drenamin by standard process.

    If your adrenals get drained then your thyroid gets drained.

    I’ve likely had light symptoms for about a decade in regards to my thyroid. I’ve had a sore throat for the last 6 months. Ever since I got ill with yeast, the winters have affected me more. I just didn’t add it all up.

    If your thyroid is messed up, it’ll be difficult to get better. I knew this 2 years ago. I just didn’t think it was a problem for me and its a bummer.

    -raster

    #112398

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    tude58;50914 wrote: How do I support my adrenals?

    The first and most helpful supplement you should take for your adrenals is Adrenal Cortex Extract, imo. Hands down the most important supplement I take.

    #112418

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    When I went to my doctor this past Tuesday, 11/4, and mentioned the cold hands and overall feeling cold, he said to do morning temperature test under arm for 2 weeks and get blood test.

    So far my morning temps have been 96.3 and 95.8 along with temps during the day in the 95’s. Now I know digital therm (he said that is ok to use) says temps may fluctuate +- a degree and underarm temp may be a degree lower than actual. However, are these temps an indication of hypo-thyroid?

    I use to go to a Chiropractor who was also a wellness dr. for my gas bloatedness. He gave me Standard Process supplements. I still have some Drenamin. I am not sure if I should take them as they may skew my blood test.

    I do go back to my dr. in 3 weeks. I have to continue Candida diet and supplements but it would be nice to know that the my cold hands are due to something else.

    #112419

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    raster;50917 wrote: In order to support your adrenals, you need to take specific supplements. I use standard process supplements because they are the oldest vitamin manufacturer in the world. There are other ones out there including homeopathics but I can’t recommend a specific product because I haven’t tried any out. I take drenamin by standard process.

    If your adrenals get drained then your thyroid gets drained.

    I’ve likely had light symptoms for about a decade in regards to my thyroid. I’ve had a sore throat for the last 6 months. Ever since I got ill with yeast, the winters have affected me more. I just didn’t add it all up.

    If your thyroid is messed up, it’ll be difficult to get better. I knew this 2 years ago. I just didn’t think it was a problem for me and its a bummer.

    -raster

    The thyroid is indeed a bear wandering through all this. I’ve asked my husband to tell me if I get to where I can’t move, think or just totally depressed. I cannot think enough to remember this if it gets too low. Just upped it again within the past week. What a roller coaster…..

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    maposch33;50939 wrote: When I went to my doctor this past Tuesday, 11/4, and mentioned the cold hands and overall feeling cold, he said to do morning temperature test under arm for 2 weeks and get blood test.

    So far my morning temps have been 96.3 and 95.8 along with temps during the day in the 95’s. Now I know digital therm (he said that is ok to use) says temps may fluctuate +- a degree and underarm temp may be a degree lower than actual. However, are these temps an indication of hypo-thyroid?

    I use to go to a Chiropractor who was also a wellness dr. for my gas bloatedness. He gave me Standard Process supplements. I still have some Drenamin. I am not sure if I should take them as they may skew my blood test.

    I do go back to my dr. in 3 weeks. I have to continue Candida diet and supplements but it would be nice to know that the my cold hands are due to something else.

    My doctor I had several years ago when I learned more about thyroid specialized in this area. He relied on both temps and blood tests but said the temps were more reliable. Mine run low also and the temp method was the first thyroid testing ever available. Doctors are still up in arms about what is “normal” when it comes to reading the labs (btw they are read reversed compared to other lab results: high equals low and vice versa) and none can agree on what is normal for everyone. I go to doctors that allow me to adjust my own armour. The levathroid and synthroid almost did my heart in. Everyone is so unique.
    I hate Winter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #112432

    raster
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    tude58;50941 wrote:
    My doctor I had several years ago when I learned more about thyroid specialized in this area. He relied on both temps and blood tests but said the temps were more reliable. Mine run low also and the temp method was the first thyroid testing ever available. Doctors are still up in arms about what is “normal” when it comes to reading the labs (btw they are read reversed compared to other lab results: high equals low and vice versa) and none can agree on what is normal for everyone. I go to doctors that allow me to adjust my own armour. The levathroid and synthroid almost did my heart in. Everyone is so unique.
    I hate Winter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is what my naturopath said too about the testing. He doesn’t even recommend doing it and thinks its a big waste of time.

    After 3 days on the thyroid supplements, I have cured my night time urination problems, my temperature problems, my puffy hands have gone away, my depression has improved, my libido is better, etc. Simply amazing. IMHO I don’t think there is any western medicine that “heals” your thyroid, they only treat the symptoms and give you iodine.

    -raster

    #112436

    maposch33
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    Raster,

    Can you state again your Thyroid supplements, please?

    Is it Iodine and Standard Process Drenamin? What is the Iodine Supplement, Iodmere?

    When I go back to my Dr. in 3 weeks I’ll ask about this. I have same symptoms you do, nighttime urination, cold hands, etc. All you mentioned.

    Thank you

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